Raw Material Quality Auditor

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Raw Materials Quality Auditor – 3 months fixed-term contract


Salary up to £24,500 based on experience
5 from 7 – Rotating shift 06:00-14:00, 09:00-17:00 & 14:00-22:00

Contract: Fixed-term 3 months, may be extended due to business requirements



33 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 Salads Sutton Bridge site specializes in salads and pasta products. We are looking for individuals who relish the opportunity to work as part of a team in a factory environment.  Due to the fresh nature of the products we make, our factories are temperature controlled to meet food safety standards. We therefore ensure you have all the relevant clothing and personal protective equipment to carry out your job safely. We employ around 550 people and each year it produces millions of bags of leafy salads, food to go salads and prepared vegetables for a dedicated customer.


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
  • Carrying out microbiological, nutritional, quality and chemical sampling against a pre-determined schedule and report progress in a timely manner.  Ad hoc sampling for site investigations may also be required. 
  • 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.  Will monitor 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 to join our team.
  • Have a good attention to detail as you will be required to fill documentation out which must be correct.
  • 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.
  • Strong computer skills for administrative duties
  • You will always adopt a thorough and diligent approach to every task and you will be able to demonstrate our key values of customer care, can-do, teamwork and not just getting it right but keeping it right.






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

Sutton Bridge, GB

Date:  13-May-2022