Shift: Tuesday to Saturday - 08:00 - 17:00
Bakkavor Meals, based in Wigan, specialises in making chilled ready meals, food to go salads and vegetable accompaniments and employs over 1,000 people. It is part of the Bakkavor Meals sector which has eight factories in the UK.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven and motivated QA Supervisor to join our food manufacturing technical team.
As QA Supervisor, your key focus will be to lead and motivate the QA team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems and factory practices.
In this busy and exciting role, you will ensure agreed standards of quality are achieved and improved upon, whilst taking a lead in generating and building a quality culture.
To participate and direct QA team to observe and audit production processes and GMP, ensuring products are made to specification and within customer codes of practice and Bakkavor standards - reporting findings to managers as appropriate
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 non-conformance findings including actions taken and report to relevant department managers - ensuring completion of any required corrective actions from day to day issues e.g. micro results for positive release.
To ensure products and ingredients are evaluated against specification
To support the promotion of a quality culture and help to develop the quality management system
To coordinate QA requirements for product launches e.g. updating required documentation and systems, liaison with Process team and line support to ensure product is manufactured to correct standard
With guidance from Line Manager, manage QA activities required to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs e.g. audit of non-conforming processes, complaint investigations, update of swab schedules, GMP audits, glass, and plastic audits
Ideally you will have a good practical working knowledge of food safety legislation and quality requirements.
A strong QA background is desirable for this role but more importantly you will be energetic, punctual, proactive, and reliable with the ability to lead, guide, and motivate others towards achievement.
HACCP knowledge, a food science qualification or equivalent and experience in the manufacturing industry within a high care / high risk environment will be favourable