Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Technologist

The Hut Group

Kentucky, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
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  • Company Address: Voyager House, Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3DQ

About The Hut Group

THG has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organisations.

Job Description

THG is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, our ambition is to be the global digital leader.

Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious – we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

THG's primary focus is health, beauty, prestige and nutrition related consumer goods. The company owns and operates many leading brands including, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare, ESPA and - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand.

Operations is at the heart of our customers’ experience here at THG. We manufacture a wide range of sports nutrition and cosmetic consumer goods that we then dispatch to our customers in over 200 countries worldwide from our purpose built, innovative Manufacturing and Distribution Centers.

THG is looking to recruit a Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Technologist, based in Kentucky, to drive and support product safety and quality assurance for THG as part of our manufacturing processes at this site.

Reports to: Supplier Quality Assurance Manager

Manage, assess and coordinate the review of all raw material suppliers, packaging suppliers and contract manufacturers, centred on ensuring strict compliance to quality standards and legality to form a robust due diligence defence and business protection

Responsibilities and Duties

    Review new approvals, maintain and develop THG supplier process/database in accordance to food safety, quality and due diligence requirements
    Maintain, develop and review of VACCP/TACCP risk assessments (including Horizon Scanning)
    Analyse and interpret microbiological results
    Member of the HACCP team and a key contact for all technical related issues
    Ensure and maintain full traceability of all materials used on site
    Provide technical input for all developmental work to ensure all new products are safe, legal and meet strict quality standards
    Manage the upkeep of accurate specifications and relevant documentation for all raw materials, contract manufactured goods and packaging used at THG encompassing HACCP, legality, process and quality
    Support multiple cross functional teams in THG
    Maintain effective communication and relationships with suppliers
    Drive improvements in supply base through complaints and NCR reduction
    Analyse, trend and report data
    Maintain development of THG supplier approval and compliance online system
    Carry out internal audits in accordance with schedule
    Conduct external audits where appropriate
    Knowledge or self-motivation to understand raw material process and relevant legislation requirements
    Ensure process and procedural compliance to relevant site certifications
    Assist in relevant site certification audits
    Manage and support direct reports


    Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Food science, Microbiology or other relevant scientific discipline
    Previous experience in Supplier Quality Assurance in food manufacturing or food-based industry

    Experience in TACCP and VACCP assessments
    Strong knowledge of HACCP and food safety
    Experience in leading internal audits and external supplier audits
    Experience with Food Safety Regulations
    Competent user of Microsoft Office with proficient computer skills
    Strong attention to detail
    Excellent presentation skills
    Excellent communication skills across all levels within the business
    Self-motivated and enthusiastic
    Strong ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads
    Experience in management desirable
    Capable of motivating and leading others
    Experience within FDA, ISO and BRC audits including the preparation, leading and maintenance of relevant standards


THG Offers

Very competitive Benefits Package-

    Generous Paid Time Off
    Medical, Dental, Vision, life insurance & Short/Long Term Disability. 30 day waiting period for benefits
    Competitive Benefits offerings

    9 paid holidays
    Your birthday off, paid after 1 year of service.
    401K with up to 4% company match. 100% vested from day one
    Awesome Employee discounts on our websites
    Climate controlled environment
    Short 20-minute commute from Louisville and Elizabethtown

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.