QA Team Manager

Salary: Negotiable

Work Type: Permanent

Location: Grimsby, England

Industry: FMCG

About us:
We are a company that takes pride in our people as it is our people who are at the centre of everything that we do.
We have multi-category expertise with a focus on quality and innovation. We deliver what customers need and consumers want with expert taste and growth mindset.
Our business began with meat, and we've developed and extend a market-leading expertise within Seafood, with unmatched quality globally. We're always investing in new technology to deliver more value, efficiency and consumer-led innovative solutions.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a professional and experienced Quality Manager to support the Site Technical Manager and Deputy Technical - Manager in the delivery of Safe and legal products, and to deputise in periods of absence.
To maintain and continually improve the site Technical strategy and the Technical standards set by Hilton Food Group and our retail customers and to embed and drive the Quality Culture across site.

Key responsibilities as a Quality Manager will be to:
- To deputise for the Deputy Technical Manager during periods of absence and be one of the main points of contact for the retail - - Technical Managers during this time, responding in a timely manner to their requests.
- To ensure through the QA and factory teams that the factory Technical systems and controls are fully implemented and verified across the site.
- Support the Implementation of the QMS system across the site(s) as cascaded by the Site Technical and Deputy Technical Manager.
- Direct management, coaching and development of the QA's, supported with clear development plans.
- Direct coaching of the production team to drive and support a continuously improving quality culture across the organisation that supports a clear 'one team' approach across the related ways of working
- Knowledge and consistent use of, the incident management system/ Site alert system, supported with root cause analysis to drive robust preventative action plans.
- Generation of the audit schedules that drive 'VALUE ADDING' Compliance and GMP audits that demonstrate both compliance and continuous improvement to site quality, GMP and food safety standards across site. Results and action plans to be clearly cascaded across the factories
- Monitoring of routine QA records for trends with the demonstrated use of Root cause analysis to minimise reoccurrences.
- Support in the update, approval and issuing of internal specifications for both new and existing products.
- Development and maintenance of technical training materials and associated team training matrix's
- Management of Pest Control ensuring all points are escalated and addressed as required.
- Part of the sites HACCP, TACCP and VACCP teams
- Implement the relevant customer codes of practise, ensuring the internal 'ways of working' accurately reflect them.
- Ensure KPI's and Technical metrics are, communicated and implemented across site.
- Work on specific projects as and when required to support the Technical Operations Manager
- Deliver compliance and improvement auditing to ensure alignment with the relevant Hilton and customer requirements
- Drive the implementation of clear QAS standards across site that drive quality, reduce waste, and improve control
- Technical management of factory NPD trials and the delivery of any EPD work related to the development of existing products. Clear documented factory trial reports issued to both NPD and Site Technical teams with action plans and clear follow up and closure of actions.

Required experience/expertise to succeed as a Quality Manager will include:
- Proven track record for developing, leading and motivating high performing teams. Extensive experience in proactive QA team management and able to draw on this experience to drive the department forward.
- Experience in Technical systems implementation and development that demonstrates continuous improvement.
- Broad experience gained working with the major retailers and a trusted and earnt reputation for absolute integrity
- Ability to simultaneously manage numerous projects and workstreams.

What you get in return:
Great package with competitive holiday allowance
Life assurance of minimum two times yearly salary
Opportunities for development and internal promotion
Staff shop
Share Save scheme
Free car parking on site
Enhanced Maternity/Paternity

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Closing date: 31st July 2024

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