Status:  Closed. Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing

Job Title: Quality Technologist

Client:  Carrs Foods International

Location: Sharston, South Manchester (easy access M6, M56, M60)

Remuneration: to £30k base salary plus excellent bonus and benefits package (including flexible start time 8am-10am)

Overall Purpose

  • Monitor product quality standards of our new and existing lines
  • Manage consumer complaints via QADEX system
  • Drive product improvement through root cause analysis and corrective actions plans, agreed with our European Bakery partners
  • Cover for Technical, when the team is out of the business
  • Manage branded specifications

Job Content


  • Manage internal Quality Attribute assessment against new and existing lines
  • Create Quality Attribute standards for new products, with the help of the NPD Technologist
  • Manage UK and US consumer complaints via QADEX system
  • Extract complaints cpmu results and communicate those to the business and our Bakery partners
  • Identify and draw product improvement programmes, from complaints trend/QAS, with the help of our Bakery partners
  • Raise and manage non conformances for our Bakery partners and service suppliers
  • Organise microbiological, nutritional and allergens analytical testing, according to annual schedule
  • Manage benchmarking panels against our existing lines and competitors – communicate results to the business
  • Help with NPD panels, when required
  • Manage branded specifications for our customers
  • Participate to our annual BRC Agent & Broker audit
  • Cover for Technical emergencies when Technical Team is out of business
  • Scope to get trained on UK and US own label specifications systems
  • Scope to check UK and US artwork
  • Scope to visit our European Bakery partners

Supplier facing

  • Raise and communicate non conformances to our Bakery partners and service providers, from Quality Attribute results, panels or internal/external feedback
  • Communicate complaints cpmu/trend via QADEX system
  • Request and approve suppliers specifications for branded products

Key projects

  • Monitor quality of our existing products vs agreed quality standards, at the agreed frequency
  • Manage product improvement programmes with the help of our Bakery partners to drive complaints level down/improve quality of our existing products
  • Maintain product risk assessment table up to date
  • Maintain microbiological, nutritional and allergens analytical testing up to date
  • Maintain Carrs branded specifications up to date
  • Training available for UK/US own label retailer specifications
  • Training available for UK/US artwork check

Reports to:

  • Technical Manager

Person Specification

Skills / Personality:

  • Ability to assess a product vs agreed quality standards
  • Ability to evaluate data
  • Completer/Finisher
  • Problem solver
  • Passionate about product quality
  • Report writing
  • Good communicator
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Confident and presentable
  • Driven and enthusiastic
  • Outgoing and able to communicate internally, with our customers, consumers and European Bakery partners

Qualifications / experience:

  • Food Industry graduate
  • Experience in the Food Industry, ideally in QC/QA roles

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