Quality Assurance Manager

Culina Group
Market Drayton
12 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Midlands/North West with National Coverage

Reporting to: Group HR Director

Culina Group offers a series of high-quality, integrated supply chain solutions via its network of strategically located sites across the UK. At the heart of its proposition is the provision of warehousing and transportation services for chilled and ambient food and drink products, while there are various contract packing operations embedded within its network, and its bonded division offers extensive expertise in relation to dutiable goods.

We operate in a demanding business sector and our expectations, and those of our customers, are extremely high. In order to deliver on our promises to our clients, we have talented and passionate people at every level in the organisation.

Our business is built around our people and our values. The development of Culina has been supported entirely by the quality of our people, the leadership they demonstrate and the values they hold.

We are recruiting for a dynamic and strategically focused Quality Assurance Manager to join the team on a permanent basis in either the Midlands or North West with national Coverage.


To support the development, implementation and integration of externally accredited standards and related management systems including; BRC Storage and Distribution, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 and Organic standards.

Utilising those management system frameworks as a methodology to develop and support consistency & compliance working with relevant internal stakeholders for the benefit of our clients.

Support depots with client audits and client technical requirements.


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Support the company's achievement and implementation of externally recognised standards including; fostering a culture of consistency & compliance utilising a systematic approach to management.

* Work with external auditors to develop a programme of certification and surveillance to deliver the extension and retention of externally recognised standards.

* Work with Client auditors to ensure technical requirements are met.

* Develop and maintain a competent internal audit programme in line with the requirements of standards where achieved.

* Ensure conformance to legal & regulatory obligations, procedures and continual improvement in line with the requirements of accredited standards.

* Control the circulation of all management system documentation relevant to our standards.

* Support the completion and escalation where required of corrective and other actions raised by our external and internal audit programmes and develop improvement plans or initiatives where failures are identified across multiple locations.

* Support the management and development of management system initiatives within the standards framework to improve working practice and processes.

* Engage with business stakeholders supporting process and quality initiatives across the business.

* Working with Legal, HR and other stakeholders, engage with regulatory bodies, as required, to ensure compliance with legislative, regulatory or best practise requirements for environmental and food safety legislation

* Regularly reporting on compliance levels and issues arising in order to offer assurance to the business executive.

* Utilising the company management system frameworks to ensure that the business has consistency in its approach

* Provide advice and guidance to relevant departments on food safety.

* Ensure continued compliance with CRC and CCA legislation

* Manage the group contracts for Pest control and Waste management

* Compile and create client and internal reports for carbon footprint and environmental performance.


* Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge constructively at all levels within an organisation.

* Effective team working and networking skills and the ability to work independently using own initiative.

* The ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload.

* Knowledge of the implementation and development of integrated management systems for standards.

* Lead auditor qualification in one or more of the following ISO9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001

* HACCP level 2 or above

* Experience of cross functional working.

* Proven ability to translate technical knowledge into working processes and procedures for audit.

What we can offer you on top of this great opportunity: Culina Group is a fast moving, fast growing exciting business if lots of opportunity's. Not only do we offer training, development and promotional opportunities, but we also offer access to a variety of excellent benefits which include; enhanced holiday entitlements, enhanced pension scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance, Bonus, Childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, free car parking and much more.

What we need from you next: If you are looking for a fresh challenge in a successful growing business and if your CV fits the criteria in the requirements for the role simply apply online at