Raw Materials Quality Auditor

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Raw Materials Quality Auditor


Salary: £23,119 per annum
Sunday – Thursday 7:30am – 15.30pm


34 Days Annual Leave
Life Assurance
Flexible Benefits Package
Staff Shop
Free Parking



We’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Raw Materials Quality Auditor with plenty of support and opportunity. And empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.

Our Bakkavor business in Bo’ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high quality salad products working primarily with premium retailers. To give you a sense for the scale of manufacturing in Bo’ness we produce over 70million salad based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people in the town.


What will you do?


  • Assessing all incoming deliveries against a pre-determined raw material specification. 
  • Maintaining accurate records of all raw materials (including packaging) entering the site
  • Collecting samples for microbiological, nutritional, quality and chemical sampling against a pre-determined schedule and report progress in a timely manner
  • With guidance from Line Manager, coordinating day to day activities to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs 
  • Participating in Technical audits including customer and Group Technical, ensuring all relevant raw material information is available and completed in the required timescale
  • Auditing compliance against Quality Management Systems, GMP and HACCP controls - raising all non-conformances against relevant standards with objective evidence, effectively communicated to enable the operational teams to take the appropriate and necessary corrective action & to follow up and monitor completion of actions
  • Developing relationships with suppliers by ensuring all non-conformances are communicated in a timely manner.  Monitoring whether responses have been received and review the action plans to ensure root cause has been considered.   
  • Ensuring that all customer complaints in relation to raw materials are investigated satisfactorily and corrective actions are agreed and documented.  Investigation findings will be reported to the site Quality/Systems Manager.  
  • Logging non-conformances associated with raw materials identified through intake checks, factory issues and/or customer complaints in order that supplier performance can be monitored and trended.   
  • Operating in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety and the environment 



About you



You will be a driven and highly motivated with the willingness to learn.

Great attention to detail is needed in this role as you will be required to fill documentation out which must be correct.

You will be an excellent communicator who has the ability to liaise with other areas of the business when required and who can work alone with a proactive and innovative approach to problem solving.

You will have strong computer skills to be successful in this role.  

You will always adopt a thorough and diligent approach to every task and you will be able to demonstrate our key values.











Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Technical

Boness, GB

Date:  11-May-2022