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Supervisor/Team Leader QC, United Kingdom, Savory Flavors Europe

Quality Control/Assurance
005069 Requisition #


Job Summary


The QC Supervisor/Team Leader reports to the Quality Control Manager, working within the Quality Control Department, ensuring compliance with the Company and Department Quality Standards and policies. 



  • Organize weekly work rota for QC Scientists/Technicians
  • Supervise QC Scientists/Technicians in day-to-day activities

  • Understudy Quality Control Manager for relevant aspects of the job

  • To help prepare information and KPIs for Monthly Quality KPIs

  • To review raw material, intermediate and finished product specifications and approve and release sample data including the approval of 1st manufactures.

  • To ensure relevant information is communicated to departmental staff in a timely and effective manner and relevant departments are notified when a product is out of specification or a potential problem exists

  • To prepare requested shelf life extension reports and communicate these to customers

  • To carry out the microbiological, chemistry and organoleptic assessment of manufactured products and raw materials.

  • To maintain accurate records of test results including entry onto the computer

  • Positive release of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods

  • To ensure that the instrument calibration program is implemented

  • To participate in the organoleptic assessment team

  • Actively participate in any internal investigations to determine root cause analysis and corrective actions

  • To participate in the site’s internal audit programme and HACCP team meetings

  • Actively participate in the site’s EMP in the taking of swabs/water samples/air plates, preparing these for dispatch for analysis, prepare appropriate documentation, update appropriate database and inform the business of any OOS results.

  • To have an understanding of the principles, manufacturing processes and ingredients used throughout products manufactured in Felinfach.


Minimum of BSc in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science or other Science subject

Education & Experience

  • 5 years’ experience in a food/flavor laboratory or food industry is desirable 
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary 
  • An eye for detail and a willingness to see things through
  • Working closely with other departments to improve the sites Quality Culture
  • Being commercially aware of their actions
  • Being tenacious and flexible

About Sensient Flavors & Fragrances

Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group develops, manufactures and distributes flavor and fragrance systems that are found in thousands of consumer products worldwide. The company's specialty systems are essential components of food, beverage, household and personal care products. Sensient's value-added flavors and fragrances enable our customers to excel in highly competitive global markets. The Flavors & Fragrances Group is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.


About Sensient Natural Ingredients

The Sensient Natural Ingredients group is part of Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group and is one of the largest producers and distributors of dehydrated onion and garlic products as well as chili powder, paprika, chili pepper and dehydrated vegetables such as parsley, celery and spinach. These ingredients are used in many of today's popular convenience foods. The Natural Ingredients unit is located in Turlock, California.

About Sensient Colors

Sensient Color Group is a leading developer, producer and supplier of natural and synthetic color systems for customers around the globe. The Company's high-performance products play a central role in the manufacture of foods and beverages, cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and coatings, inks for commercial and consumer printers, and colors for agricultural uses, household cleaners and paper products. The Color Group is located in St. Louis, Missouri.


About Sensient Technologies Corporation

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com.


Equal Opportunity Employer



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