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Quality Assurance Manager - Food

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New South Wales - Corporate Buying Office
Business Support Manager
$112,000 - $162,800*
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An opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager - Food and Formulated working in the Quality Assurance team has become available within the Corporate Buying Department of ALDI Stores.

If you’ve ever been to ALDI, you’ll know we’re not your average supermarket. We’ve never been satisfied with the status quo, or doing things that other supermarkets do. By doing things differently, we can provide top quality products at the lowest prices. That’s why we call it Good Different.

This is a permanent full-time position.


The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for leading the Quality Assurance Food and Formulated team and provides effective quality assurance consultancy to the Buying teams in relation to safety, regulatory compliance, specifications and customer satisfaction of products sold in ALDI.


What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a motivated and experienced quality assurance management professional with a strong track record of successfully partnering with key stakeholders on quality assurance matters. Advanced knowledge of quality standards and regulations in relation to the development of products is essential to ensure the continuous improvement of ALDI products. We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates strong leadership and self-awareness to effectively lead their team. Previous supplier quality assurance experience is highly regarded.


Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications within a relevant field
  • Extensive experience working in food and/or formulated categories
  • Experience in partnering with key stakeholders on quality assurance matters
  • Demonstrated technical expertise within a quality assurance environment
  • Advanced knowledge of quality assurance standards and regulations
  • Product development knowledge including product testing
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to manage, coach and guide staff
  • Ability to interpret analytical data and effectively communicate quality trends and insights to various stakeholders
  • Project management experience with the ability to drive continuous improvement of ALDI products and processes
  • Previous supplier quality assurance experience is highly regarded


What's in it for you?  

  • Market leading remuneration - $101,800 -  $155,000 over 4 years (including super)
  • Be a part of a leading international retailer
  • Problem solving real business challenges
  • Great work life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Work alongside friendly and supportive colleagues


Role responsibilities:

  • Provide information and guidance to the Buying teams in relation to legislation, standards and company policy information for the composition and labelling of products
  • Provide information and guidance to the Buying teams in relation to releasing or rejecting shipments based on product evaluations.
  • Manage, coach and guide staff in accordance with the ALDI Management System (AMS)
  • Develop and recommend quality assurance plans and budgets for external testing
  • Manage quality assurance systems and processes
  • Develop quality assurance key performance indicators
  • Develop testing requirements across relevant commodity groups
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders on technical, legislative and quality matters
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with technical service providers
  • Liaise with authorities where required


This role reports to the Quality Assurance Director.

11 March 2019
Applications close:
10 April 2019
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