Assistant Area Manager – QA (Nights)

Melton foods

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Area Manager (shift pattern - 3s and 2s - 6pm - 6am) to join our Melton Foods business.

Melton Foods is part of the Samworth Brothers Group, a 4th generation family business that prides itself on looking after its people and producing high quality products.

We are always looking for outstanding people, with great attitudes and an openness to learning to join our family. The size of our business enables us to support career development and progression that will help our people fulfil their potential.

Job Opportunity

  • To plan and co-ordinate work of the QA team to meet requirements of the quality management system and the needs of the business ensuring that the QA team are kept up to date with all business and customer communication as appropriate.
  • To coordinate non-conformance findings including actions taken and report to relevant department managers ensuring completion of any required corrective actions from day to day issues In addition, trend non-conformances to identify recurring issues and find and recommend permanent solutions.
  • To assist in delivery of site standards for visits and audits either through direct input, indirect support and / or organisation of QA team activities.
  • To coordinate QA requirements for product pre pros and launches e.g. update of required documentation / systems, liaison with Process team / line support to ensure product is manufactured to correct standard
  • With guidance from Assistant Technical Manager, manage QAL activities required to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs e.g. audit of non-conforming processes, complaint investigations, GMP audits, Traceability Audits, Internal Audits.
  • To plan and co-ordinate work of the QA team to meet requirements of the quality management system and the needs of the business ensuring that the QA team are kept up to date with all business and customer communication as appropriate.
  • To promote a quality culture and help to develop the quality management system.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire QA team to achieve personal development and continuous improvement. Complete PDM’s, One to One meetings and support QA team in achieving their personal set targets and goals through agreeing clear objectives.
  • To identify Training needs within QA Team and deliver training where and when required.
  • To ensure CCP’s and Pre-requisites are regularly audited and challenged by the QA function.
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety and the environment.

The Right Person

You will be someone who is self-motivated and focused on the customer. You will demonstrate initiative and ownership. You value others and their contribution and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be flexible and adaptable to change. In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Level 4 Food Hygiene or higher
  • HACCP Intermediate. Auditing Qualification. 3 years’ experience in a QA role
  • Basic understanding of chilled food short shelf life production from a Food Safety perspective
  • Good communication skills. Ability to challenge. Full clean driving license
  • Needs to be flexible – able to work other shifts / extra hours as the job requires.
  • Ability to manage and develop staff

What we have to offer:

We provide a terrific range of benefits including great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme ‘Quality Life’ that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets.

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