Group Product Quality Manager

£60,000 + Car Allowance

Join Our Team: Group Product Quality Manager, Location Flexible (commutable to one of our locations)

The Compleat Food Group – Where Quality Meets Innovation

Are you passionate about the quality and excellence of food products? Do you thrive in an environment where creativity and innovation lead the way? If yes, The Compleat Food Group is looking for you!

We have an exciting newly created role and are on the hunt for a Group Product Quality Manager, a role that sits at the heart of our mission to delight customers and consumers with innovative, quality products. This pivotal position will drive excellence across our diverse food categories, ensuring we continue to raise the bar in the UK chilled food manufacturing industry.

This is a Monday to Friday hybrid role, working from our manufacturing sites with WFH opportunities. There will be an expectation to travel to our UK retail customers, our manufacturing sites and occasional travel internationally to our suppliers (you will require a valid driving licence).

Your Mission:

  • Defining Excellence: Spearhead our quest for quality by identifying what excellence looks like across all our categories, using external assessments and objective criteria. Dive deep into the components of quality, encompassing recipe, packaging, and processes, and chart the path to achieve and exceed these standards.
  • Leadership: Work alongside senior management and key stakeholders to align quality initiatives with our strategic priorities. You'll be instrumental in establishing a new Quality Council, fostering a culture where quality and compliance are distinct yet harmonious, with a sharp focus on innovation.
  • Structure and Accountability: Differentiate between standard compliance and genuine quality improvement. Help identify and champion quality leaders within our business, and play a key role in establishing Centres of Excellence.
  • Investment: Assess our current quality capabilities and advocate for enhancements. Drive investments in learning, development, and technology to keep us at the forefront of the industry.
  • Change Management: Elevate our quality standards through effective change management strategies, ensuring a holistic approach to product and category development. Keep a pulse on market trends and customer feedback to continually refine and improve our offerings.

What We're Looking For Ideally:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Manufacturing, or related field, or equivalent NPD role experience.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving expertise.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across all levels.
  • Experience in managing budgets and implementing complex projects.
  • Deep understanding of quality standards and practices in food manufacturing.
  • A dynamic leader who embodies innovation, strategic thinking, and has a genuine passion for food quality.

Why Join Us?At The Compleat Food Group, you’ll be part of a company that values innovation and quality above all. We are leaders, raising the bar in the food industry, committed to delivering excellence in every bite. This is your chance to lead a transformation in food quality and innovation, ensuring we remain market leaders with quality at the core of everything we do.

Ready to Make a Difference?If you have a flair for culinary innovation, product development, and strategic thinking, and are looking for an opportunity to work in business who keep quality at the heart of all that they do we would love to hear from you.

Join us on our journey to continually raise the bar, redefining food quality and innovation. Apply now to become the Group Product Quality Manager at The Compleat Food Group.

We are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.

We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do. 

Recruitment Agencies We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.