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Senior Manager Quality Assurance Europe

Senior Manager Quality Assurance Europe

UK-Greater London

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HAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands. Offering services in supply chain management, packaging, logistics and recycling & waste, HAVI partners with companies to address challenges big and small across the supply chain, from commodity to customer. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 9,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries.


In General:
Oversees Quality Assurance within the company with the intent to deliver safe, consistent quality packaging performance to customers, utilizing a diverse and dynamic network of packaging suppliers


Main job tasks

    • Develop and execute risk management tools
      • Simulated Critical Incident system
      • Quality Improvement Processes
      • Customer owned schemes as required
    • Proactive development of position papers on regulatory aspects
    • Work with suppliers to develop and execute continuous improvement projects and compliance with legal and customer based requirements
    • Management of relationship to external auditing bodies

    • Coach supply chain partners and new suppliers to meet customer standards

    • Active support of markets to optimize local complaint management process & systems

    • Develop and understanding of relevant packaging issues and legislation for use in packaging specifications and process controls

    • Provide advice and direction to customers and suppliers on quality and regulatory aspects
    • Maintain relationships to local authorities, industrial body organizations and raw material suppliers
    • Maintain specifications for all supplied products and sign off by suppliers as part of the contractual agreements

    • Enforcement of packaging standards and specifications

    • Review and execution of specification updates

    • Identification of cross functional applications for specification data base

    • Review of external product evaluations of supplier products versus target specification

    • Train, coach colleagues in all aspects of the QA function including the specification management system
    • Dotted line management to chosen colleague(s) on direct day to day country project



Desired Skills & Experience

  • Degree level with packaging or scientific focus
  • Substantial knowledge of packaging related quality & hygiene management systems
  • In depth knowledge of EU and Member State food contact material regulations (incl. German BfR) as well as non EU´Member State regulations such as the Swiss ordinances for printing and coating materials
  • 5-7 years management experience in food, consumer goods or packaging industry
  • Sound understanding of technical & manufacturing processes
  • Rigid & flexible packaging background
  • Good process management skills
  • Strong in relationship building
  • Good presentation skills
  • English business fluent

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