Quality Assurance, Environmental & Retail Compliance Manager

Place of work
Manchester, UK
Wage (gross)
1 300 EUR/month1200 GBP
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role
In this role you will define, lead and embed QA improvement initiatives based on consumer feedback and global activities, ensure compliance with internal and external requirements (Essity standards, policies and guidelines, certification demands, legal regulations) and support the commercial team on compliance, regulation, retailer needs and product safety.

You will support other teams in identifying continuous improvement possibilities; proposing and taking part in activities for corrective actions or improvements. You will have an outward facing mentality, keeping informed of developments in the external environment that may impact internal requirements eg regulatory changes, leading and contributing to finding & implementing effective solutions to these within a matrix organisation.

What You Will Do

There are three main streams to this position. Reporting to the Development Director you will:
Define, lead and embed QA improvement initiatives through:
• Collaborating with key stakeholders at mills and with colleagues across Europe to ensure product safety and quality compliance. This will include identifying and leading CI projects, implementing effective audit regimes and playing a key role on quality network groups
• Leading on BRCGS Consumer Products standard compliance and development processes, and represent Essity on BRCGS Technical Advisory Committee
• Acting as link between the global product safety team and product development team on product change initiatives and critical product complaints, together with management and improvement of our consumer complaints process.
Be responsible for retailer compliance by:
• Ensuring that for all tissue, personal care / baby and third party supplied products our suppliers and supply sites have appropriate Essity, UK and retailer approvals in place, supported with audits as required.
• Maintaining compliance status in line with policy and regulatory updates.
• Supporting the introduction of additional needs associated with new business development
• Acting as single point of retailer contact for ongoing compliance critical incident response.

Employee perks, benefits

What We Can Offer You
At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose. This is a great opportunity t develop your career further and receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits including bonus opportunity, pension (10% employer contribution), PMI, and holidays starting at 27 days+BHs.
Collaborative and Caring Culture | Empowerment & Engaged People | Work with Impact and A Powerful Purpose | Individual Learning & Career Growth | Health & Safety Priority | Sustainable Value Together| Innovation| Sustainable Working Life | Total Reward

Information about the selection process


This role is based in the UK with the commercial office located at Manchester Airport and the three key mills in Prudhoe (North East), Trafford Park and Skelmersdale (Both North West)
Essity kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Together, we are improving lives, every day.
Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

We're looking for people who embody our values, aren't afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We're always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we'd love to talk.
Application End Date:
07 Nov 2020

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

Be responsible for environmental and regulatory compliance by:
• Ensuring supporting material is generated and maintained to support product claims on Consumer Tissue (FSC, RSPO, product claims etc)
• Maintaining compliance with reporting requirements (eg packaging waste)
• Ensuring packaging sign-off for 3rd party logos eg recycling (OPRL) and FSC logos
Your responsibility in these areas will ensure compliance with internal and external requirements (Essity standards, policies and guidelines, certification demands, legal regulations). You will therefore need to keep abreast of developments in the external environment (eg: regulatory changes, customer changes) to identify and lead necessary change within our matrix organisation.

Who You Are
This role is all about identifying and managing change. Ideally therefore you will already have significant experience in a technical, development or a quality role, and through which you will likely have the following:
• Leadership of quality improvement programmes (could include QA system development)
• Product development and implementation experience
• Understanding and implementation experience of external standards eg ISO, BRC. Retailers
• Experience of internal audits, and preparing for third party audits
• Demonstrable experience of building effective relationships with customers particularly within the quality / development functions

Alongside your experience you will be someone who shows tenacity, can work to your own initiative and deliver results through having a solid business acumen. You will be a natural networker and be able to effectively influence key stakeholders.


Brief description of the company

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.

Company address

Gemerská Hôrka 400
049 12 Gemerská Hôrka

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ID: 3991400  Dátum zverejnenia: 26.10.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 300 EUR/month