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Publication Date: 27-Mar-2021

Location: Camberley, uk

Company: Ecotone

We are looking to recruit our EU Senior Supplier Quality Manager to maintain an effective and efficient quality assurance system for ecotone.


Responsibilities :


Co-ordinates external supplier assurance management (50%) :

  • Develops and maintains a centralised risk-based supplier assurance system to manage factory RM/PM + MSO Finished Product audit system to ensure due diligence
  • Ensures application of a standardised supplier assurance system across ecotone
  • Co-ordinates due diligence supplier audits by organising available resources effectively  
  • Co-ordinates the update of the supplier quality booklet (PQB)
  • Takes an active role and conducts a minimum of 10 audits per year, as required
  • Maintains relationships with external audit providers, to fill audit shortfalls of  quality team.
  • Develops/maintains a transparent suppliers audit grading system (NC’s, rules for timely NC’s closure, CA and KPI’s).
  • Assesses ‘audit reports’ and SLC specifications to ensure data integrity/consistency (spot check).
  • Develops an auditors networks and hosts at least on meeting per year to calibrate quality auditors, i.e. ensures auditor’s interpretation/application of NC’s.
  • Delivers regular supplier performance updates, based on defined criteria (KPI’s), e.g. CST annually & quarterly.
  • Captures and  shares supplier best practice and participates to horizon scanning and emerging risks assessments.


Quality IT Systems (20%) :

  • Takes an active role in the continuous improvement of the IT tools that are necessary to enable the management of the Ecotone Quality systems (IT)
  • Supports the quality function with innovative IT systems for smarter working (drives standardisation of processes by identifying IT solutions)
  • Structures, maintains and facilitates KPI reports for the quality group from an IT perspective


Project Mgr/Trainer (10%) :

  • Supports the quality function on change projects through its project management expertise
  • Ensures Ecotone auditors pool capability is standardised and regularly calibrated
  • Ensures quality auditors team knowledge on the latest GFSI requirements is maintained
  • Ensures quality managers are regularly trained against the ‘supplier quality booklet’


KPI Reporting & SharePoint (10%) :

  • Supports with KPI reporting for the quality team
  • Maintains the EU Quality SharePoint site


Raw Material Management + Raw Material Introduction in Factory – 10% (future):

  • Establishes role of quality in New/Existing Product Development process, with regard RM introduction in the factory  - from trial to launch (avoid disruption to factory) & ensure product quality (no complaints); embed system
  • Ensures RM specifications for allergens and micro are assessed prior introduction into the factory.


Travel Requirements : once a month - only in Europe


Location : wherever ecotone has sites


Experience & qualifications :

  • Total Quality Assurance experience for +10 years in food industry
  • Factory process/technology expertise
  • Knowledge of HACCP and GFSI related certifications,
  • IT systems & SharePoint knowledge
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Fluent & written English, an additional language such as German, Italian, Spanish, French would be an advantage.
  • Experience of leading and participating in cross functional & international teams


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