Supplier Auditor - Food

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive plus Benefits
08 Feb 2023
23 Feb 2023
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Sainsbury's Technical Team are the people who make sure that Sainsbury's products are functional and safe for our customers, the people that act as our conscience when we're out looking for all the amazing things that you can buy in our stores. They make sure that our products are the best they can be, sustainable, as well as being fair to the people that produce them.

We have a great opportunity as a Supplier Auditor - Food, to join our Central Technical Team that's part of our Food Commercial team. In this role you'll be supporting the Fresh and Grocery categories to drive supplier performance by delivering a variety of risk-based assessments and audits. You'll be required to conduct approx. 2/3 visits a week to the suppliers to provide the support that's necessary in both the UK and Europe. You'll be required to conduct approx. 2/3 days a week visits to the suppliers to provide the support that's necessary in both the UK and Europe. As a Supplier Auditor you are always looking out for the high standards of safety and quality our suppliers expect from us; after all customers are at the heart of what we do!

As a Supplier Auditor you'll:
  • Deliver the risk based programme of Site Assessment and Onboarding Assessment, Sainsbury's Approved Audits, Routine Contact, Freefrom, sustainability standards and ethical audits covering food, non-food grocery, print, packaging and key indirect suppliers.
  • Support the Technical Category Teams to manager their supply base as requested and provide specialist audit expertise and support.
  • Maintain the flexibility to provide a rapid response to supplier and product issues as and when required.
  • To identify and rectify any unacceptable practices at suppliers related to the safety, quality, legality and ethical standards of Sainsbury's Brand products, working closely with the Category Technical teams to ensure satisfactory conclusion of all issues in a timely manner.
  • Communicate the outcome of all supplier audits and ensure every visit is fully documented on Greenlight, communicated to all stakeholders and closed out within the agreed timescales.
  • Ensure all adverse audits are fully cost recovered in a timely manner.
  • Identify emerging supply base risks based on knowledge of current threats and industry trends
Our Central Technical Operations team would love to see:
  • Experience in food, non-food, GM or retail auditing Experience in food auditing either in retail or supply base
  • HACCP Level 3
  • Degree in food technology, Chemistry, Biology or related discipline desirable if demonstrable experience in food auditing
  • Fraud detection techniques
  • Root cause analysis techniques
  • Good level of Microsoft Office skills
  • Full driving licence essential
  • Great attention to detail and the ability to follow issues through obsessively
  • Self-motivated to work on own initiative as well as within a team
  • Advocate for product quality
  • Able to build collaborative relationships through networking internally and externally
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to communicate at all levels
Why Sainsbury's?

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

As well as a great work-life balance, lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, click here for more detail on our benefits:


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