Section Quality Specialist
Mondelēz International
Sheffield, England, GB
5d ago


What makes working at Mondelēz International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business.

The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces.

We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Sheffield is home to some of the UK’s most iconic sweets brands : Maynards, Trebor and Bassett’s. It’s the largest sugar confectionery plant in the Mondelēz International network across Europe and produces approx 40,000 tonnes of sweets each year.

We are looking for a Section Quality Specialist for the plant in Sheffield. This role will initiate, support and drive activities, focussed on assurance of food safety and Quality in compliance with the Mondelez Quality Policies.

Purpose of role :

  • Support the implementation of Mondelez and HSE programs to achieve zero safety incidents through compliance to the HSE standards.
  • Drive a culture of zero loss for safety and quality through a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Support the Sanitation Manager to ensure that the section complies with the Sanitation requirements including compliance to all cleaning schedules, verification and validation of sanitation procedures.
  • Support the HACCP management and compliance within the section.
  • Plan, support and deliver safety and quality related training needs to the section team.
  • Support any internal or external Safety and Quality related audits and inspections.
  • Support any safety or quality incident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Main Responsibilities :

    Lead the sanitation compliance for the section ensuring quality policy compliance.

  • Ensure full completion of routine cleaning activities to the required standard.
  • Lead and facilitate the section periodic equipment cleaning activities
  • Review the routine infrastructure cleaning activities ensuring the expected standards have been achieved.
  • Ensure post cleaning inspections have been completed in full and on time.
  • Drive high standards of sanitation across all areas of the section at all times.
  • Contractor management of third party facilities and chemical suppliers to improve and validate standards
  • Support the manufacturing teams to embed quality practices and drive strong GMP compliance.
  • Support the implementation of 5S across the section.
  • Ensure CCP and sPP compliance within the section.
  • Primary accountability around paperwork completion / record management.
  • Ensure any immediate food safety or quality risks are assessed and controlled.
  • To facilitate the management of section non-conformances driven by product failure, compliance gaps, internal audits or complaints.
  • Lead consumer compaints reduction with a loss analysis and improvement mindset ensuring business results are delivered.
  • In any quality or food safety event in the section lead the control of non-conforming products ensuring quality policy compliance.
  • Lead, facilitate and participate in any problem solving activity following a quality incident ensuring root cause is understood and corrective / preventive actions defined.
  • To provide training, coaching and support for problem solving techniques and tools.
  • Deliver quality related training within the section.
  • Complete and follow up internal Quality compliance audits
  • Support and participate fully in site accreditations for food safety and
  • Quality compliance audits
  • Support local initiatives e.g. HSE month
  • Support HSE audits and inspections within the section
  • Support the implementation of new programmes through coaching of section personnel
  • Local reporting of HSE performance and ensuring local data is rolled up to the site metrics including near miss reporting.
  • Support the investigation of any incidents within the section including root cause analysis.
  • Participate in and conduct risk assessments.
  • Communication :

  • Provide the section with regular updates on compliance, trends and recommendations for areas of improvement
  • Immediate communication of any quality high risks to the site Quality and Food Safety Manager and agree activities.
  • Change Management :

  • Support any new product introduction and section change activity ensuring the site change management process is adhered to whilst providing quality input in to the process.
  • Qualifications

    Knowledge : including education, qualifications and training

    Required :

  • Degree or equivalent e.g. Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science, Nutrition, Food Technology or related field.
  • Quality auditing skills. HACCP, Sanitation and hygienic design knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Mondelez HSE standards
  • Preferred :

  • Quality techniques / 6 sigma knowledge preferred
  • NEBOSH certificate
  • Leadership Competencies

  • Confident influencer.
  • High level of energy and drive for results.
  • Problem Solving
  • Drives high standards and expectations
  • Attention to detail and a completer finisher
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Functional / Technical Skills

  • Good understanding and practical application of HACCP
  • Experience at driving strong GMP compliance
  • Good knowledge of Quality Management Systems, including internal audits and corrective / preventive actions.
  • Experience in root cause analysis and issues resolution
  • Practical experience of systems, implementation and control.
  • Required :

  • Practical experience of developing and implementing Safety, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems.
  • Preferred :

  • Work experience in food or pharmaceutical industry (food technology, central corporate function, R&D, quality systems implementation, auditing, manufacturing, project management and supply chain).
  • We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.

    In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.

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