Quality Assurance Assistant

  • Job Reference: SWR3491
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Lallemand
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £22,000 to £28,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: depending on experience plus benefits
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Production & Operatives
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Quality Assurance Assistant - This is a fantastic opportunity to join GB Ingredients, part of the Lallemand Group.  We are a well-established international company that specialises in the development, production, and marketing of yeasts and bacteria and we are looking for a Quality Assurance Assistant to be based at our Felixstowe site. 

The purpose of this key role within the company is to own day-to-day Quality Assurance aspects of the business.  The ideal Quality Assurance Assistant will be responsible for maintaining our documentation in line with standards which the company align with and assisting with customer and certification audits as well as internal audits and hygiene and housekeeping audits. The role will also support our Commercial team with completing customer QA related questionnaires. 

The perfect candidate will take full responsibility for their work, be a good collaborator and be able to work independently. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Compliance to all relevant QESH standards e.g., BRC, Halal, Kosher, FAMI-QS, RSPO
  • Follow-up of key records, maintenance of policies and QA requirements across the factory
  • Assist Q.E.S.H Manager with customer and certification audits.
  • Maintenance of all relevant QA documentation
  • Assist the Commercial team with any QA related documentation, and completion of customer QA related Questionnaires

To be our successful Quality Assurance Assistant you will need to be a Qualified internal auditor preferably with a Level 2 Food Safety. You will be trained on BRC Standard and have experience in Food and Beverage, or the Food services industry. 2 years plus proven work experience in Food manufacturing is required along with Microbiological expertise and problem-solving ability. You will be computer literate and competent using Microsoft Office. 

Behaviours and capabilities required:

  • Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to deal with and rationalise many complex dependencies and issues, and present recommendations and options to meet business needs
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and remain focused on these priorities
  • Results focused “can do” attitude
  • Self-starter – ability to work off own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Openness to change
  • Demonstrates commitment and a good understanding of health and safety for self and others

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company who welcomes those looking to progress and become an integral part of this successful and well-established organisation. On offer is a salary range of £22000-28000 per annum depending on experience, working hours of 0900-1715 plus 25 Days Annual Leave including bank holidays and a Contributory Pension Scheme. 

If you feel you have the relevant skills to be our Quality Assurance Assistant in a business whose purpose is to change the face of the industry in the UK, come and work with us. Please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV including your email address and telephone number. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Additional keywords: quality, assurance, QA, manufacturing, food, beverage, production, microbiologist, audit, level 2 food 

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