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Quality Assurance Manager - full-time - Wimbledon - South London

Job description

At this exciting time of rapid expansion for Lidl, we have continued to pride ourselves on not only meeting, but exceeding the expectations of every customer, through providing products of the highest possible quality across our stores.

What will you do?
  • Managing day to day tasks within the Quality Assurance department, ensuring internal compliance with our Quality Management Systems and externally with all legislative requirements
  • To investigate and action any potential recalls
  • Generating key technical KPI data and compiling reports on customer complaints
  • Working closely with other internal departments to ensure continuous quality improvement
  • Managing the customer complaints, ensuring all complaints are thoroughly investigated and responded to in a timely manner and working with our supply base to drive complaint reduction
  • Overseeing supplier complaint performance and driving continuous improvement
  • Providing technical guidance to the complaints team and ensuring team members are driven, motivated and work towards quality driven results for the business
  • Oversee, and give guidance to, EHO / TSO complaints
  • Manage all non-food customer complaints, giving guidance where required, testing samples and ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Manage the sensory analysis programme to ensure our products meet our high quality requirements compared to the rest of the market
  • Use sensory analysis to develop products
  • Manage external sensory analysis partners
  • Trend analysis and reporting of sensory testing
What will you need?
  • Degree educated or equivalent in a food related discipline
  • Proven, substantial experience working either in food manufacturing or in a retail environment
  • Experience managing a small team in a similar position
  • Experience in direct customer and supplier interfaces
  • Excellent knowledge of BRC, HACCP and QMS standards
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • German language is desirable but not essential
  • Full, clean driving licence
What do we offer?
  • £40,000 – £55,825 per annum (subject to experience)
  • 10% London Weighting benefit (non contractual) for employees working within the M25
  • 35 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
  • Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Brilliant opportunities to take on more responsibility and long term career prospects

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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