Senior Quality Assurance Manager

1st Executive
West London
GBP75000 - GBP85000 per annum + +car + benefits
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Quality Assurance Manager

Our client a Major Global organization are seeking an individual with strong QA experience in the FMCG and packaging industry to join a dynamic and forward thinking team.

You will manage a team of 3 individuals and oversee quality assurance within the company on a European basis, developing and executing risk management tools, quality improvement processes and be proactive in developing the papers on regulatory aspects of performance, utilising dynamic network of packaging suppliers.

The Role

  • Work with suppliers to develop and execute continuous improvement projects and compliance with legal and customer based requirements
  • Manage relationships with external auditing bodies
  • Coach supply chain partners and new suppliers to meet customer standards
  • Support markets to optimize local complaint management process & systems
  • Develop an understanding of relevant packaging issues and legislation for use in packaging specifications and process controls
  • Provide advice and direction to customers and suppliers on quality and regulatory aspects
  • Maintain relationships to local authorities, industrial body organizations and raw material suppliers
  • Enforce packaging standards and specifications
  • Review and execution of specification updates
  • Review of external product evaluations of supplier products versus target specification
  • Train, coach colleagues in all aspects of the QA function including the specification management system.

Person specification:

  • Degree level or equivalent, with packaging or scientific focus
  • Substantial knowledge of packaging related quality & hygiene management systems particularly around rigid or flexible packaging
  • In depth knowledge of EU and Member State food contact material regulations for EU and non-EU Member State regulations materials.
  • 5-7 years management experience in food, consumer goods or packaging industry
  • Sound understanding of technical & manufacturing processes within rigid & flexible packaging