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Job Title:  Quality Engineer - QA Focus

Date:  17-Jan-2023
Location: 

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

Quality Engineer – QA Focus

Your role in a nutshell

Are you an experienced quality professional from the cosmetics or FMCG industry?

Do you want to use your quality skills and experience to improve products, processes and help build a quality culture with suppliers and colleagues?

Want to work for an iconic brand that’s a force for good (Bcorp)?

We’d love to hear from you apply now…

We are recruiting a Quality Engineer (QA focus) this is a permanent’ hybrid working role out of our global HQ in Littlehampton, West Sussex.

The successful candidate will have the ability to lead and drive on-going improvements in quality performance of The Body Shop Subcontractors, with the objective of consistently delivering products that conform to the required safety and legal standards, product specifications, product definition and Brand expectations – all this through analysing Quality data, defining action plans, supporting implementation and analysing the results.

You will support new product developments (NPD) & transferred Product first Productions, by providing support both to The Body Shop Product Development teams and Subcontractors. You will have the ability to utilise robust, clear and structured problem-solving methodologies for Quality investigations.

More about the role

•            Provide Quality support for product transfers

•            Carrying out product quality investigations and drive corrective actions (New & Transferred Products)

•            Applying Quality tools to solve problems and improve products and processes

•            Supporting the QA manager in the completion of the supplier audit programme

•            Carrying out subcontractor on-boarding

•            Collaboratively engage and support strategic quality projects

What we look for

•            Educated to degree level (preferably engineering, lean, production or similar) or equivalent level of relevant experience

•            Production and quality experience within the cosmetics and/or similar industry

•            Understanding of lean manufacturing techniques

•            Knowledge of problem-solving tools and investigative process

•            Customer oriented with great communication skills and cultural awareness

•            Analytical and project management skills

•            Auditing skills (desirable)

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Benefits

That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan (that rises with loyalty)

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* 1 Self Love Day – An extra day off per year to recharge and focus on what you love to do most

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* LOVE Money – Money from us to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% employee discount on our products and access to sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* Access to our Nourish platform, where you have access at certain times of the year to fantastic benefits such as; Buying/Selling holiday, Pension Top Up, Private Medical Insurance options, Green Car Benefits, Cycle To Work scheme, Techscheme, On site nursery (for Littlehampton colleagues), and much more!

* Life Assurance

* EAP (Employee Assistance Program) – We work with experts to support you on all aspects of your Wellbeing: Physical, Mental and Financial.

* AND - we have also implemented Hybrid working into our HQ’s in London Bridge and Littlehampton, West Sussex, where our teams spend 4 days a fortnight.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

Diversity Statement

The Body Shop is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are proud to have a number of different active employee networks that serve not just as a catalyst for change, but to build a spirit of diversity, equality and inclusivity; a safe and supportive space for engagement and solidarity for members of these communities.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable access to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request any specific requirements.

To lead and drive on-going improvements in quality performance of TBS Subcontractors, with the objective of consistently delivering products that conform to the required safety and legal standards, product specifications, product definition and Brand expectations; through analysing all Quality data, defining action plans, supporting implementation and analysing the results. To support new product (NPD) & transferred Product first Productions, by providing support both to TBS Product Development teams and Subcontractors. To utilise a robust, clear and structured problem solving methodology using Lean manufacturing tools for all Quality investigations. To also support the QA manager in the completion of the supplier audit programme.


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