Quality Assurance Manager

Aldi Stores
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Competitive - 76,495 GBP
08 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
In a nutshell, you'll help ensure only the very best products are chosen for our stores.

Quality Assurance puts in place the processes and procedures that help us make well-informed purchasing decisions. It means your day-to-day will be both interesting and varied: from designing templates that allow a panel to test a new product in a more objective way, to scientifically analysing what goes into a product. After all, only the best will do.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed. Naturally, the products we select for these stores are central to our success. And Quality Assurance is an essential part of this winning formula.

Are you an experienced Quality/Technical professional looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to work for a leading, growing Retailer as a Quality Manager for Non-Food/Hardline categories?

If so, this exciting opportunity could be for you!

Focusing on non-Food/Hardlines areas you will be an experienced Senior Technical professional, with experience in a Quality, R&D, Consumer Goods manufacture or product safety field.

Working with a defined Buying team responsible for managing a diverse range of Hardlines commodity groups, you will be responsible for liaising with technical service providers to develop testing requirements which ensure products are compliant to legal requirements.Through your team of two direct reports, you will devise and complete relevant testing regimes for new products, in order to help to drive and shape the technical strategy for this product area.

You will be a strong people manager, a good communicator, and be able to influence all levels within a business. You will have an understanding of EU laws and be able to interpret legislation in order to ensure that products are launched that meet safe, legal and defined quality standards.

The ideal candidate will have a good track record of delivering projects on time and within budget, have excellent verbal and written skills and will have previously demonstrated their ability in a fast-paced, cross-functional/FMCG environment. Candidates should have previous experience in multiple Hardlines areas, and be keen to expand their knowledge further within these product categories.

Minimum Requirements:
- 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a Product Design or relevant Engineering field
- Experience in Quality, R&D, consumer goods manufacture, product safety or similar field
- Hardlines/non-food experience
- Knowledge of EU regulations, fit for use testing and management of technical service providers
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience managing teams is essential

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