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Head of Quality and Compliance

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Head of Quality and Compliance

  • Location:

    Maidstone

  • Sector:

    Fresh Produce, Agriculture

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Luan Harrison

  • Job ref:

    LH 17817

  • Published:

    27 days ago

Head of Quality & Compliance / Fresh Produce / Kent

Competitive

Join an esteemed group of companies dedicated to excellence in agricultural production and customer satisfaction, Our client is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Head of Quality & Compliance. This position reports directly to Managing Director and offers a unique opportunity to lead quality and compliance efforts across multiple sectors.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with board directors regarding customer specifications, quality standards, and audit requirements.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for customer complaints and service levels.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure quality targets and specifications are met.
  • Manage soft fruit and leafy salad packaging, reporting variances to budget.
  • Ensure compliance with BRC, Red Tractor, LEAF Marque, and customer-specific standards.
  • Assist with audits and maintain records for compliance purposes.
  • Coordinate data collection and reporting on GHG emissions and other environmental metrics.
  • Chair soft fruit quality meetings and provide weekly management reports on KPIs.
  • Support R&D trials program and other senior management initiatives.

Experience Required:

  • Audit preparation and compliance experience (BRC, LEAF Marque, Assured Produce).
  • Commercial experience in harvesting and packing fresh produce.
  • Strong background in agricultural science or related field.

Skills & Attributes:

  • Commercial judgment and customer focus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in IT tools, including Excel and Word.
  • Ability to analyse and present data effectively.

Salary & Benefits:

  • £Very dependent on experience, plus performance-based bonus.
  • Statutory pension, and BUPA coverage.
  • Company car or mileage, plus company phone & laptop.

To apply, please send your CV to Luan@morepeople.co.uk or give her a call to discuss on 01780 480530