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Vacancy details

Ref 23412
Vacancy Quality Manager
Category Tecnical
Location East Kilbride
Closing Date Ongoing


  • Monday-Friday (40 hours)

Job Function

To act as the key stakeholder ensuring company standards and improvement targets are met, with accountability for unit (factory) compliance with customer standards & external accreditation specifications, process sheet, and codes of practice requirements, supporting the development of the Technical administration & Hygiene teams.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage technical administration, factory technical teams
  • Ensure all customer, company, and legislative specification and quality requirements are met
  • Ensure all products used in the factory are approved to the relevant standards
  • Work with colleagues to identify and effectively manage food safety risks
  • Assess the quality of products and factory processes in order to maintain the quality of products for the customer and to safeguard the reputation of Scotbeef
  • Ensure technical policies and standards are updated and maintained in accordance with legal and customer requirements
  • Maintain professional status and accreditation of IFST or similar bodies through appropriate CPD
  • Monitor and report on the site's Quality KPIs
  • Process the customer complaints and support the complaints reduction program
  • Support Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) programme
  • Control the collation, reporting, and corrective actions of held stock
  • Deliver and support the delivery of Quality, Food Safety, Hygiene, Environment, and Pest Control training to all levels of factory personnel
  • Deal with specification and non-conforming materials issues as well as isolations, corrective actions, root cause analysis, and implementation of preventative measures
  • Support the management of regulatory contact involving knowledge of food and trading standards legislation – completing external accreditation requirements including BRC, EHO trading standards
  • Maximise team performance, efficiency, and service levels and drive employee engagement
  • Develop enhanced and future fit employee skillset and flexibility
  • Support trainee development to ensure the ‘next generation’ workforce

Skills required:

  • Results driven
  • Attentive to detail with a good strategic ability

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels

  • Experienced in food distribution at a senior level

  • Powerful facilitator and motivator

  • Flexible, adaptable, and keen to support others’ development

  • Strong team manager
  • Accreditation Food Hygiene equivalent at minimum level 3
  • Strong H&S understanding and compliance leadership

  • Awareness of ETI Base Code/Sedex and has a proven record of and skillset for delivering ethical compliance

  • Speaking, writing and understanding excellent spoken and written English. (This is an essential health & safety, traceability, management, and quality control requirement which will be tested as part of the recruitment process)

  • Good numeracy skills


You'll receive:

  • Competitive Rate of Pay
  • 29 days annual leave & up to 6 Service Days
  • Annual Attendance Bonus
  • Training and Progression Opportunities
  • Generously Subsidised Canteen - £3 per week for hot breakfast and lunch
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • On-Site Parking