Product Quality Assurance Coordinator

Job Type Buying
Commercial
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
09
Closing Date 5/6/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary Pay in range £24,900 - £35,300
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:30-17:30

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees however it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Duties & Responsibilities

It's an exciting time to join the Commercial team in one of the UK's best-loved brands.

At Waitrose & Partners, we're reshaping our Commercial function and investing in new capabilities to secure the future of the business - creating a strong, relevant and sustainable Waitrose with a distinctive place in the market. Commercial is in a period of exciting change, leading the way in Waitrose & Partners, making it an exciting place to come and join.

Our Vision: A world-class Commercial function

As the retail world changes around us, we're continually evolving our strategy and our proposition to lead the way in meeting the needs of our customers, and to stay ahead of our competitors.

The Commercial Directorate has a key role to play, working in partnership with suppliers to deliver innovative sourcing, buying, pricing and distinctive ranging of our branded and own-label products.

This is all part of working at the heart of a sustainable and thriving Partnership that's fit for the future.

In Commercial, we are set up and work in a way that means that:
Our customers choose us first - because we offer inspiring and innovative products and services that they really want, with the best quality and price
People choose to work here - because it's where they are valued and recognised for their contribution
We work together to deliver sustainable and profitable revenue, ensuring long-term financial success

Our Commercial Partners will work in team that:
Are closely aligned with our Customer function, using data to understand customer trends and preferences
Adopt a Category Management approach, with multi-disciplinary trading teams organised around the food and products we provide
Support people to develop their skills and career paths, with opportunities for more flexibility, better movement and high-quality professional development
Are part of building the future of Commercial for Waitrose & Partners
Works collaboratively and horizontally across multiple teams and functions

The role of Product Quality Assurance Coordinator is to support the effective and
efficient deployment of the Product Quality Assurance programme. Enabling Waitrose & Partners
to manage product quality incidents and support in continually improving our product quality to
ensure we meet and exceed our customers expectations.

Job Requirements

This would suit someone who has a passion for Waitrose & Partners products and ensuring their quality
on a day to day basis. Organisation and basic cooking skills are required to coordinate Product Quality
Improvement panels, it's also important that you are able to taste a wide variety of products. This would
be great for a someone who is keen to enter into the area of Product Quality Assurance or Technical.
You may have worked in another retailer in a similar role or within manufacturing as part of a quality
assurance team.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Food Science / Food Technology / Quality Assurance Systems
Sensory Evaluation
Some experience of Quality Assurance Systems including sensory evaluation.
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