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Quality Assurance Lead (6 Months Fixed Interim Contract)

Quality Assurance Lead (6 Months Fixed Interim Contract)

Location: Corlu / Tekirdag

Reports to (role):  Regional Quality Lead  


Want to make an impact where it matters?

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

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Your Role

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the quality and legal compliance of Upfield’s products, ensuring the implementation of relevant processes and procedures, while being a true leader on the development of a quality mindset across the whole organization. The role is end to end, including supplier quality, production quality and Go to market quality, including warehousing and distribution on to retail level. With respect to market responsibility the role covers both Turkey and Israel.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensures the conformity of the Laboratory’s working procedures and analytical methods against Upfield’s highest standards and other relevant requirements;
  • Drives the implementation of TPM (Q Pillar), CRQS and leads relevant SU’s certifications;
  • Coordinates the Food Safety and HACCP Teams;
  • Ensures a close collaboration between the Quality Assurance and the Production teams in order to meet or exceed the required quality standards;
  • Coordinates the control of raw materials, chemicals, ingredients, packaging materials and finished products, in accordance with Upfield requirements and GMPs, as well as other legal requirements;
  • Studies, proposes and implements new analytical control methods and technology, ensuring continuous improvement of Quality methods;
  • Manages the market and consumer complaints;
  • Keeps track of legal or market changes that can affect the factory objectives and quality compliance;
  • Ensures internal or external audits on Quality & Food Safety (to Suppliers, Copackers and other Supply Chain operators).
  • Drive improvements with other departments and functions, like procurement, Marketing, Logistics, Distributors, R&D and local Innovation Departments.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications:

  • Academic background in Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent
  • Excellent use Microsoft Office
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant working experience in Quality Assurance, preferably in FMCG / Foods industry
  • Solid knowledge of Quality systems and processes and procedures (HACCP, Food Safety, Microbiology, Integrated Management Systems, etc.)
  • Fluent in Turkish and English

 Your Personal Power!

  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have an analytical mind, with high attention to details and accuracy;
  • Are capable to work independently in an ever changing, fast moving environment;
  • Can spot and solve needs and problems proactively;
  • Are not easily stressed by managing different, often conflicting priorities and deadlines;
  • Have composure, resilience and stress resistance, with high energy level;
  • Have high level of accountability;
  • Like to work in a dynamic, complex, international and ever-changing environment.