Assistant QA Manager – Fresh Produce

Our client is a leading distributor of fresh produce across the UK. Having been established for multiple years, they are showing rapid growth even during the current climate. Due to this success, they are now seeking an experienced Assistant QA Manager to join their team based near Sittingbourne.

The Assistant QA Manager will lead, engage and develop the quality team including intake, production and distribution. They will also be responsible for ensuring products arriving on site are checked and meet customer quality requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

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 arrange Quality meetings.
Ensure all products meet food safety, legal, quality and customer requirements.
Ensure that the site meets its Quality Service Level (QSL) targets.
Ensure the site is audit ready at all times.
Have input into creating/reviewing factory based technical procedures.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

HACCP, auditing and food safety qualifications are advantageous.
Experience of managing a team and supporting and developing direct reports.
Knowledge of the fresh produce sector
At least 2 years’ previous experience in a Quality management role (eg. at QA Supervisor level or above).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a rapidly growing company that can offer ongoing career development coupled with a competitive salary. Hours for this role can be either 6am-6pm or 7am-7pm 4 on 4 off with some flexibility to cover the odd night shift.

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