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QA Manager

Quality Manager
14 Apr 2021
23 Apr 2021
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Are you passionate about Food safety and maintaining a culture of high quality in your team?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience of leading a Quality team or qualifications in advanced food hygiene? 

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to food quality across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Quality Assurance Manager to join our Technical team, based at our Dudley site. 
You will play a major role in ensuring quality and safety standards of our products are always met through the effective implementation and management of HACCP and Quality Management systems.
Working Hours: 4 on 4 off shift pattern. 05:30 - 18:00. 

Purpose of the role:

As a QA Manager, you will lead, manage and develop a dedicated quality team to ensure the business meets and surpasses product safety, quality and legality specifications. 

Your key responsibilities as QA Manager will include
Ensuring products and procedures meet customer specifications in a fast moving, short shelf life environment. 
Day to day management and development of the QA team. 
Responding to and dealing with enquiries and complaints to ensure effective corrective actions are implemented. 
Maintaining the Quality Management System and HACCP manual. 
Leading internal audits to ensure best practice and audit readiness.
Consistently liaise with production teams to enable consistent delivery of products meeting customer requirements. 

What we are looking for:
Leadership skills and experience of motivating teams. 
Experience within the food production environment. 
Knowledge of and exposure to BRC and major retailer standards. 
Advanced HACCP Qualification and internal auditing experience. 
Strong communication skills with both internal and external parties. 

A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards. 
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
Virtual interview process
Daily temperature screening
Rolling out risk based Lateral Flow Testing across operational sites
Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
Face coverings required in all shared spaces
Increased cleaning regimes across sites
Virtual meetings and remote working

What’s in it for you?

As a QA Manager you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
6% Employer Matched Pension 
Private Medical Cover 
Life Assurance
Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
Training and development opportunities including a Food Science Degree Apprenticeship from your 2nd year of service. 
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.