Quality Manager - Upfield

Quality Manager



Quality Manager

Location: Corlu,Turkey (Onsite)

Reports to: Regional Quality Lead-AMEA


Your Role

As a Quality Manager you have proven track of experience in monitoring, ensuring and managing food safety & quality as well as in the people management and development.
In this position you will report directly to the Regional Quality lead-AMEA and be part of the local leadership team in Corlu factory. You will occupy a key position in the Turkey business unit in which you will manage and support strategic projects in the factory and on a global quality level.
You will be responsible for ensuring the quality of our products, taking into account both external and internal requirements. As Quality Manager, you will lead the Quality Department in the day-to-day operation including in times of significant investment and product innovation, but at the same time you will not lose sight of details.

Key Accountabilities?

  • Responsibility for food safety (planning, implementation and assurance of quality and hygiene standards)
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of quality programs
  • Technical and disciplinary management of the quality department and laboratory
  • Key player in the Turkey business unit and global network - Management of strategic projects from a quality and food safety perspective
  • Authorization for the release / blocking of products for quality-related reasons
  • Analyzing quality performance and implementing improvements, introduction of working procedures and materials
  • Responsibility for hosting quality-oriented audits, including but not limited to IFS, FSSC22000, RSPO, AIB,ISO 9001,Customer audits and private label audits
  • First point of contact for quality-related internal and external inquiries (customers, suppliers etc.), management of quality-related incidents
  • Critical in role in Change Management & close collaboration with all other departments
  • Promotion of quality culture and continuous improvement in the plant


Key Requirements:

  • Degree in the food sector, Food/ Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food Technology/Food Science
  • 5+ years of experience in QM in the food sector or pharmaceutical industry
  • Fluent English and Turkish (both spoken and written)
  • Good understanding of product and process management
  • HACCP knowledge, being a lead auditor in any quality or food safety related system is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills at all levels of the organization
  • Self-reliance & hands-on approach, ease in decision making and managing competing priorities.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in a similar position, ability to lead, influence and inspire others.
  • Strong analytical skills including "can-do" and insurgent mindset.


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, Lätta, Sanella 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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What’s next

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! 

We understand your resume might not be up to date, we recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles. 

We prefer to receive your application before (25.02.2023.), the first stage of the process will be a phone interview.

Upfield is an employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and equal opportunities for all. We recruit based only on values, qualifications, performance, skills, behaviours, experience, and knowledge. We ensure job advertisements are free from unintentional bias.

No personal characteristics should be a barrier to joining Upfield. We prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other personal characteristics.