Supplier Assurance Manager

The core focus of this role is to lead the JDR Supplier Assurance program providing assurance and expertise on raw & packaging material supplier approval and management, Co-Manufacturing approval and management, warehousing and logistics standards and raw & packaging material specifications.

What’s it all about?

  • You will lead the JDR Supplier Assurance program, setting the standards for supplier approval and material specifications ensuring compliance with all quality, food safety, legal and customer requirements responding and adapting to changing priorities ensuring delivery of a risk-based supplier audit program
  • Develop and manage the JDR approved raw material, packaging material & Co-Manufacturing supplier base
  • Ensure appropriate raw material & packaging material horizon scanning is in place, with associated governance controls, to minimise risk to JDR’s products in all markets
  • In conjunction with sites & procurement develop and report appropriate key performance indicators associated with our supplier & material base to monitor, maintain and improve year on year performance
  • Supporting the ongoing development of the JDR Quality Management Systems.

What does "great" look like?

Great Judgement
  • Balances long term strategic intent with more immediate issues
  • Curious, seeks input from others and reaches out to get the information needed to make a quality decision
People Focused
  • Encourages and works collaboratively, recognising the value of individual contributions and perspectives
  • Communicates well, making it simple for others to understand and engage
Action Orientated
  • Ask good questions, has a desire to change things for the better
  • Cuts through the noise to focus on what’s important

Experience and Skills

• Educated to degree level or equivalent ideally in food science, chemistry or microbiology
• Strong leadership skills and experience, able to demonstrate successful leadership of a Technical team
• Expert understanding of BRC, HACCP and supplier and internal audit
• Experience within FMCG production environment and strong knowledge of Food safety legislation related to raw & packaging materials

Closing date for applications: 14 January 2022
Position: Full-Time
Location: Biggleswade/Poole/Bardney

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