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Quality Engineer (6 month fixed term contract)

Job Name

Quality Engineer (6 month fixed term contract)


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Quality Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sian Illston

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Quality Engineer is a key role within the quality assurance team, based at JDSL, in delivering the Quality strategy. The role is the main interface between the UK operations and material suppliers to ensure the standard of dry goods meets our production requirements. In addition the quality engineer is a significant contributor to new product development confirming materials and design are fit for purpose from risk assessment to trialing and commissioning of finished products.

The role requires the job holder to be structured with an organized approach to day to day working life i.e. project management.  Attention to detail is fundamental along with a drive to challenge status quo whilst developing new products or working on continuous improvement of existing components.  All of the aforementioned needs to be focused on delivering results through successful completion of Projects and/or CI Plans.

The Quality Engineer needs to build a strong working relationship with key material suppliers to secure a high standard of delivered components whilst driving continuous improvement in areas that will be a joint benefit to JDSL and the supplier base.

In addition to the above the job holder is also required to actively support the following areas:
  • Consumer Complaint Management
  • HACCP/ Food Safety
  • ISO Quality Management System / Internal Audit


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Develop suppliers through non conformance management and continuous improvement.
  • Develop external manufacturing resources
  • Develop components to improve manufacturing efficiency 
  • New product introduction

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • 5+ year experience either within a quality engineering or quality operations role
  • FMCG, HACCP and ISO preferably with bottling experience.
  • IT literate – with high skill level in excel spreadsheets, minitab software and report writing.
  • 6 Sigma / Continuous Improvement
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross functional/matrix organization.
  • Self motivated with a strong drive to deliver results.
  • Mobile (driving license)

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.