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Quality Innovation Lead

£35000 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
9 Mar 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our Global FMCG Client Unilever, the powerhouse behind Magnum, Ben & Jerry's and Carte D'Or are currently seeking a Quality Innovation Lead, based at their Gloucester site. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 Months, 37.50 hour week, paying between £35,000 - £40,000k per annum pro rata, depending on experience.

Unfortunately, we cannot consider candidates who have a notice period longer than 1 month to serve.

The role holder is responsible for the implementation of Quality and Food Safety Management Systems for product innovations on the new Gloucester production lines. This is a key management position within the QA Team bringing technical knowledge, tenacity and a professional approach to ensure that quality standards are implemented for the innovations being introduced on the pint line. A day-based role but with the flexibility and drive to support the factory as and when business needs require.

The main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Implementation of the relevant quality management systems including the documentation of procedures, policies, standards and records in line with established FSSC certification and Unilever standards such as Dairy Free and/or Vegan production, FDA approval for potential USA export, Kosher Certification, Halal Certification, Fair Trade.
  • Developing the quality training programme to educate staff about relevant aspects of the QMS and standards relating to new production facilities and innovations.
  • Developing the commissioning plans at for product acceptance at first production, working with technical, project & R&D functions.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the implementation of Dairy Free production.
  • Representing the site quality function to the project management team and to the European/Global working groups.

  • Support the QA team to:

  • Defining controls, inspections, sampling plans and traceability requirements to manage risks from food allergen, microbiological, physical and chemical contamination.
  • Develop cleaning procedures specific to the innovations and new equipment
  • Define quality parameters e.g. CRQS, weights/volumes
  • Development of HACCP plans
  • Manage positive release of new products


    • Educated to degree level the job holder will have a strong technical background and understanding of food safety management requirements.
    • 2-3 years relevant experience in Quality Assurance/Laboratory and food safety management.
    • A real leader and a dynamic individual who is prepared to drive the implementation of innovations.
    • Good communication skills - verbal and written
    • Competence in standard Microsoft applications
    • Competence in SAP applications would be an advantage
    • Driving Licence holder would be an advantage
    • Some weekend / out of hours working, so need to be flexible


    A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. So whether you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

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