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Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

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£33k - £38k per annum
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  • Permanent role from day one
  • Newcastle location
  • Salary is £33K - £38K DOE
  • Day shift only – 8am-5pm
  • 20 days holiday plus statutory (28 days)
  • Discretionary company performance related bonus (paid annually)


Our client serves the plastics industry from their Newcastle location. They have a diverse of products under their portfolio. With national recognition for quality at competitive pricing, they have gained a strong reputation to supply major blue-chip companies, stocking many household brand within their customer base.

They are seeking an experienced Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager, with a background in food hygiene standards (BRC) and HACCP training.

The organisation currently has an £8.5M turnover and they are on target to grow the business to a £10M turnover by next year. The business is also dedicated to investing in all areas of the business.

This is a leadership role. They are looking for someone who can nurture and develop the existing quality team, introducing modern approaches to a successful, yet traditional business. A proven manager, with the confidence to implement system improvements and tangible product quality improvement.

They are a 24/5 high-volume manufacturer, producing various packaging and hold an AA grade in accordance with BRCGS Packaging Materials (issue 6). This is the highest award achievable. The Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager will play a pivotal role in developing a collaborative food safety, quality culture within our company. Essentially the driving force in maintaining, monitoring, measuring and enforcing our internal and external systems.

The Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager must be a good and timely communicator. Dedicated to continuous improvement, driving excellence, enhancing customer confidence and satisfaction.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the QA/QC team, promoting continuous improvement in all aspects of our practises.
  • Responsible for a team consisting of a Quality Manager and 3 QC/Inspectors delivering all soft “HR” tasks
  • Working to help establish a continuous improvement culture
  • Develop and mentor the quality team
  • Lead HACCP initiatives and ensure compliance to our systems.
  • The customers direct point of contact for any issues relating quality and compliance, managing complaints, effectively and preventing reoccurrence.
  • Ensure production compliance with customer specification and good manufacturing practises (GMP).
  • Process NCR’s, root cause analysis and implementation of improvements.
  • Oversee audit programs performed by the quality team.
  • With ownership for trends, measure and report internal and customer KPIs.
  • Drive activities to improve year on year KPIs related to quality and compliance.


  • 5 years minimum experience in a quality and compliance managerial role.
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of BRC compliance and audits.
  • HACCP Level 3 qualification and experience in packing materials quality systems.
  • Experience in FMCG or similar environment, with team management experience.


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