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Quality Assurance Manager (Food)

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New South Wales - Corporate Buying Office
Business Support Manager
$130,000 - $175,000*
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A new opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager working in the Quality Assurance team has become available within the National Buying Department of ALDI Stores. This is an 18 month fixed term contract.


This role provides quality assurance consultancy to the National Buying department in relation to food safety, regulatory compliance, product specification and customer satisfaction of products sold in ALDI.


What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated personnel management experience within a quality assurance environment. Prior experience liaising with various stakeholders in relation to quality assurance matters, including regulators, product specifications, test laboratories and manufacturers, is essential to ensure continuous improvement of ALDI food and formulated products.


Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a leadership role with 5+ years’ industry experience
  • Tertiary qualification within a relevant field
  • Experience working in food categories (chilled, frozen and short shelf-life categories desirable)
  • Demonstrated technical experience within a quality assurance environment either in manufacturing or retail
  • Strong knowledge of quality assurance standards and regulations
  • Product development knowledge including product testing and sampling
  • Ability to interpret analytical data and effectively communicate trends and insights
  • Project management experience with the ability to drive continuous improvement of products and processes
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills


What’s in it for you?

  • Great work/life balance (work from home options available)
  • Market leading remuneration - $130,000 - $175,000 (including super)
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Problem solving real business challenges
  • Work in a team of friendly and supportive colleagues


Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop and recommend plans and budgets for external testing
  • Manage quality assurance systems and processes
  • Develop key performance indicators
  • Lead, develop and support a team of quality assurance professionals
  • Develop testing requirements across relevant commodity groups
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders on technical, legislative and quality matters
  • Inform internal departments on legislations, standards and company policy regarding the composition of products and labelling
  • Consult Buying teams in relation to releasing or rejecting shipments based on product evaluations
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with technical service providers
  • Liaise with authorities where required


This role reports to the Director - Quality Assurance

15 February 2021
Applications close:
17 March 2021
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