Assistant Quality Assurance Manager

JOB TITLE: Assistant Quality Assurance Manager


HOURS: 4 days on, 4 days off, working 6am-6pm


SALARY: £30,500


LOCATION: Maidstone


This position is working for an incredibly successful multi million pound produce business.


The main responsibilities within your new role would be:



  • Effectively and proactively manage and develop the site QC teams ensuring cross functional cover

  • Ensure that continuous improvement/best practice as well as effective team working is a priority for all

  • Oversee and/or organise Quality meetings to communicate daily production issues, product launches and other general updates

  • Partner with production to drive accountability for quality and increase their knowledge of quality defects/issues

  • First aider and Fire marshal responsibilities

  • Ensure that the product produced meets food safety, legal, quality and customer requirements

  • Ensure that the site meets its Quality Service Level (QSL) targets

  • Ensure customer requirements are managed and queries responded to promptly

  • Ensure a thorough and rigorous investigation takes place of any serious customer complaints or depot rejections and that the non-conformance procedure is followed, and any corrective actions/ root cause analysis is carried out to prevent reoccurrence

  • Have input into creating/reviewing factory based technical procedures

  • Ensure the site is audit ready at all times

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of company initiatives


Qualifications and skills required:



  • Experience in a Quality management role (e.g. at QA Supervisor level or above)

  • HACCP, Auditing, and a Food Safety qualification advantageous

  • Experience of managing a team and supporting and developing direct reports

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the fresh produce sector


Next steps:


Apply today, our client can interview virtually as soon as this week. We look forward to receiving your application.

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