Quality Assurance Team Leader

Ref: QATL-M-N-27839
City/Region: Malton
Salary: Competitive

Due to internal promotion we are currently seeking a new team leader within our quality assurance team. The post-holder will report to the site quality manager and lead a small team of quality assurance auditors. Through leading by example and using positive behaviours the post-holder will build trust and motivate their team, taking accountability for business performance across safety, people, delivery, cost and environment, whilst also championing improvements.

Shift pattern: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6am-6pm and alternate Sundays

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading a team through being approachable, providing feedback and positive role-modelling, also providing support and clear communication not limited to: return to work interviews, disciplinary meetings and maintaining training matrices
  • Taking responsibility for key personnel duties and workforce planning
  • Ensure the team is fully trained in safe systems of work, (ensuring the implementation HACCP controls) and maintaining accurate training records
  • Observing and managing team activity, encouraging and recognising safe practise and behaviours, challenging where appropriate
  • Focusing on safe start-up and shut down procedures ensuring compliance with risk assessment requirements
  • Investigating near misses and accidents, maintaining accurate accident reports
  • Ensuring job rotation, induction checks for new starters
  • Ensuring adherence to food safety and food hygiene standards
  • Ensuring that product follows traceability and segregation process
  • Maintaining a safe and hazard free work environment
  • Proactively encourage improvement ideas in the team and drive continuous improvement initiatives to deliver more efficient ways of working within the team through a PMO approach
  • Hourly review boards completed and challenged appropriately
  • Daily review meetings of line performance, proactively managing line performance and ensuring that operational targets are met
  • Managing cost in line production, through stock rotation, correct line setup and correct checks are in place for product quality, waste tracking and control, yield, output and downtime
  • Ensure you and your team how our actions impact the environment
  • Continually Communicate opportunities to reduce waste with improvements to minimise energy usage, water usage, packaging waste, and product waste

Essential experience:

  • Food safety qualifications (min Level 3)
  • Experience within food manufacturing quality and compliance (Meat ideally but not essential)
  • Food safety management experience
  • Experience of working to BRC standards and dealing with retail multiple customers
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Internal auditing experience and root cause analysis
  • A naturally supportive, intuitive and ambitious leader that will focus on developing and growing their team as well as their own career
  • Strong influencing skills

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 6.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Competitive contributory pension
  • Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.

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