Head of Supplier Assurance (Maternity Cover)

  • Hayes
  • Graze.com
Our mission We’re snack pioneers. From inventive new ingredient combinations to bold new standards in sustainability, we never stop striving for tastier and healthier snacking. No compromises. We aim to be the most valuable snacking business by challenging the convention that good for you and delicious cannot co-exist for everyone, everywhere. Our Purpose Sure, we think big. Dream big too. But we believe in the power of little. Because we’ve shown giant leaps are possible when we do the little things right. With a relentless imagination to innovate, we set out to move mountains for both people and planet. Because why can’t a snack brand change the world? By empowering everyone to eat a little healthier, and a little more sustainably, we can people-power a better future. For all of us. And that’s a really big deal. By showing the world that snacking can be a power for good, our joyful snacks can do the impossible. One little bite at a time. So it should come as no surprise that we’re also a certified B Corp and a proud advocate for the Better Business Act. We’ve committed to being a better business by putting equal measure behind how our business operates for people, planet and profit. Little Actions. Big Impact. What you’ll be responsible for The main purpose of this role is to manage all supplier assurance related activities for Nature Delivered. This will include the following; To ensure supplier, ingredient and packaging approval is completed effectively and reviewed frequently while uploading and maintaining the supplier management system Ownership of supplier, ingredient, packaging and service supplier risk assessment and QC classification. Review annual Vulnerability Assessment and implement mitigation and improvement plans , based on the review output.   Work with supplier issues directly, completing site visits and audits where necessary to facilitate effective root cause analysis, corrective, preventive action implementation.   To complete horizon scanning on a monthly basis, RASFF alert review and keep up to date with Campden Food Law alerts, updating raw material risk assessments as required. All raw material food safety alerts or legislation changes to be known and acted upon within the required timeframe.  Responsible for raw material testing and supplier monitoring schedule.    Support the implementation of BRC accreditation standards.  Lead site RSPO standard and site audit.  To provide effective day-to-day influence over Food Team, negotiating solutions for raw materials to drive high quality outputs.   Track and approve raw material shelf life concessions through the tracker and ensure product quality is not compromised.   Support site projects relating to new ingredients and packaging.   What we’re looking for in you Excellent knowledge of supplier assurance principles   Excellent knowledge of the RSPO or other sustainability frameworks (Rainforest Alliance)  An analytical approach, data driven with a process driven mindset  Excellent communication skills   Self-disciplined, able to work autonomously, and excellent organisational skills to plan and prioritise tasks with minimum supervision  It would be great if you have Experience of creating and/or maintaining management systems   Excellent knowledge of BRC requirements (or other GFSI recognized schemes) HACCP level 2 or 3 Food Safety Level 2 or 3 Lead auditing qualification Food Science (or related) A-levels or Degree  What’s in it for you? Our graze culture We want you to be your authentic self - so we create an environment where you feel like you belong, in a way that’s right for you. We have a dedicated diversity and inclusion employee resource group that you’re welcome to join! You’ll be part of an open, inclusive and pioneering team. What could be better? You’ll be working with some seriously smart, informed, helpful, funny, dedicated (and very, very modest) people. Benefits we offer Free healthy yummy snacks (very important)! 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays (to reflect our diverse workforce, four Bank Holidays are interchangeable). You can take a volunteering day and one health day each year on top of your annual leave allowance, to use however you wish. You can enjoy discounted gym membership. You’ll get all the standard benefits including a pension, a yearly bonus, private health insurance and so much more. Access to Bippit, an all-in-one financial wellbeing platform, which includes personalized 1:1 coaching from a finance professional. We encourage active learning, so you can enjoy learning sessions and support for formal qualifications. We have a range of enhanced family-friendly policies which includes Maternity & Paternity Leave, Parental Leave, Undergoing IVF Treatment, Pregnancy Loss & Bereavement. You will be provided with tasty and healthy food options onsite at our food focused factory. As graze is unable to offer visa sponsorship, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this vacancy. Let us know if you have accessibility requirements for the interview process and we’ll ensure that all your needs are provided for. Please feel free to include which pronouns you use (such as she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs etc.) in your application. graze recruits, employs, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, or other protected status. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion within our team and in all of our work. Powered by JazzHR