Product Quality Manager
Do you have the knowledge and expertise to champion Pukka’s product quality, and be the ‘go to’ technical expert for our manufacturing processes? Do you want to ensure that the outstanding quality standards of a purposeful, sustainable and organic brand are met?
Based in our award-winning Bristol head office, the Product Quality Manager is a permanent full-time role, with a competitive salary alongside a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.
About the opportunity
We’re excited to be looking for a skilled Product Quality Manager who can lead and develop a team of experts to continue to deliver quality excellence across all Pukka’s products.
Whilst being responsible for ensuring our specifications and standards in product quality are met, this role will importantly orchestrate change with internal teams, stakeholders and packing partners. Looking across Pukka’s existing product range the role will continually seek development opportunities in cost, manufacturability, quality and performance within our existing product range.
Keeping up to date with latest industry trends, consumer requirements and technologies is essential for this role so that Pukka can understand what is most important and harness that insight to the best effect. The role will also coordinate Pukka’s program of product and packaging trials to deliver our ambitious NPD plans, requiring them to be a frequent presence at our packing and processing partner suppliers.
We’re looking for someone with knowledge of complex supply chains, with substantial experience of food manufacturing. With a degree level qualification in food engineering, science or technology, you’ll have a genuine interest in science and how it is applied to food technology - you will be our ‘go to’ technical expert and we like our people to be passionate about their subject.
You’ll have solid project management skills with a proven track record in delivering and coordinating complex technical projects. With an inquisitive and creative mind, you’ll be able to analyse information and identify product and process solutions. Working with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally, strong communication skills are essential.
If you are to be our Product Quality Manager you’ll thrive at pace, be resilient and turn challenge and obstacles into decisive and purposeful action. You’ll be someone who seizes opportunities to benefit the wider business and be passionate about contributing to a purpose-led mission – everything you do is designed to inspire people to lead a more conscious life through the incredible power of plants.
About Pukka Herbs
Pukka Herbs harnesses the incredible power of nature through its award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas, lattes and food supplements.
Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing.
Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are certified Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world and many of its teas use FairWild herbs. Pukka is a B-Corporation, signifying its ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% for the Planet.
How to apply
If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka. To apply please use the link below and attach your CV and your answers to the four questions below.
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Pukka supports, facilitates and promotes equality of opportunity and a culture which celebrates diversity and inclusion. The diversity of our people is important for Pukka and we value and celebrate individual differences.
Closing Date: 17th June 2019