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Senior Quality Analyst

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23 Apr 2024

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Laboratory Services
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M ller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo M ller which employs over 31,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, M ller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from 1,300 farmers in Britain.M ller is ranked within the top 20 in The Grocer's Top 100 list of Britain's Biggest Brands and is picked from shelves millions of times each year. M ller UK & Ireland includes:

M ller Milk & Ingredients which aims to be Britain's private label dairy leader and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.

M ller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK's leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more M ller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like M ller Corner, M llerlight, M ller Bliss, M ller Rice, FRijj and M ller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.

We are recruiting a Senior Quality Analyst

We are recruiting a Senior Quality Analyst within the Quality Department at Muller Bridgwater.

The purpose of this role is to drive quality performance through improved analysis, extended subject knowledge and testing performance whilst striving to continuously improve in line with the Muller values by supporting the development of Laboratory Technician's and the Quality Management System.

Contract: Full Time / Permanent (42 hours per week)

Shift Pattern: – 4 on 4 off 2 days 2 nights (7–7)

Location: Bridgwater

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Ensure laboratory tasks are completed on time to the right standard:
  • All testing completed accurately and on time in line with the MTS's, including any additional trial work and annual surveillance testing.
  • Daily calibrations and controls are completed and any issues investigated and resolved.
  • The laboratory is organised and tidy with a 'clean as you' go mindset .
  • Ensure that stock is rotated and levels are monitored and maintained.
  • Able to priorities work load effectively.
  • All documentation either electronic or hard copies are complete in full
Muller Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates active involvement in solving problems /trouble shooting through data analysis and evaluation, and develop lab technicians to have the same approach.
  • Demonstrates sufficient knowledge in the laboratory QMS and plays an active part in building and maintaining the QMS and laboratory accreditation.
  • Displays drive and motivation to continually improve quality based performance.
  • Internal audits are completed on time and to the right standard.
  • Ensure any quality issues are highlighted to the team leader.
  • Internal and External Proficiency Testing is completed, reported and investigated on time and to a high standard.
  • Mentors and trains Laboratory Technicians
  • Support Central teams driven projects to develop new methods, systems and processes.
Essential Specialist/Technical Skills and capabilities
  • Competent in the follow microbiological methods
  • Total Viable Count (Petrifilm)
  • Enterobacteriaceae (Petrifilm)
Previous laboratory experience
  • Aseptic skills
  • Auditing
  • Lab safety
  • NIR technology (FOSS)
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Laboratory Accreditation standards i.e. CLAS
  • Pipetting skills
  • HACCP L2
  • In depth Micro and dairy Chemistry knowledge
Compensation & Benefits:

In return for your contributions to our success, M ller offers a competitive salary package.

We value our people and are proud to offer a wide range of benefits:
  • Up to 5% yearly bonus
  • Monthly Pay
  • Salary sacrifice Pension scheme with Muller matching up to 4%
  • Life Assurance at 2x your annual salary
  • 23 days holiday per year
  • Health care cash plan
  • Access to 1000s of reward via the Muller Rewards platform

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