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Quality Assurance Inspector

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

The Quality Assurance function sits within the supply chain area at the Hoddesdon Depot, it is a key department responsible for checking the quality of products, with specialist equipment that interfaces with the client, all departments of Best Food Logistics and the supplier base.


Working within a dynamic team, you will support the delivery of great service to our customers through outstanding quality of products to stores and their customers.


Role Responsibility

Role and Responsibilities:             


  • Management quality checks of products
  • Liaising with suppliers and Pret Technical Team
  • Daily and Weekly Reports to suppliers
  • Quality deductions monthly
  • Liaising high level with the customer
  • Scheduling video calls covering off KPI’s
  • Calibrate Equipment
  • Quarterly Performance Tracker

You will need

The successful candidate will work as part of a small team looking at all areas from produce quality to packaging as well as develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support Supply Chain planners in their daily tasks to ensure efficient flow of goods throughout the network, managing constraints efficiently and collaboratively. This will include the prioritisation of inbound and provision of accurate/timely information and a variety of reports both internal and external.


You will be required to track and report Key Performance Indicators, including RAG’s, and generate continuous improvement suggestions in support of customers and our business through the implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working.


Specific accountabilities include the ability to balance inbound priorities with depot capacity and time constraints, prioritizing appropriate checks based on seasonality, end of season lines, new season to support inventory control and availability metrics.  Pro-actively engage with suppliers to ensure booking slots are secured and deliveries arrive as required, working collaboratively to resolve any issues. Ensuring customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets. That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making.


Applicants must have excellent communication and mathematical skills, the ability to effectively prioritise and organise your own work and do so under pressure. PC skills, especially Microsoft Excel, are advantageous as well as a good understanding of a fast-moving consumer goods supply chain.


Working towards relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous, as would previous quality checking experience and working with a food facility, including destructive tests where appropriate.


Working Hours:


40 hours per week Sunday to Thursday, Typical hours of work 07:00 – 15:30


Potential Overtime available.


We look forward to you joining the BEST team!


What's in it for you

Benefits: Pension, 29 days holiday pro rata, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme


The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing
  • 10% discount on Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • 25% discount at Burger King, Pizza Express, ASK, Zizzi and Coco Di Mama 
  • 25% discount at Pizza Hut after 3pm
  • 15% discount at TGI Fridays Monday to Thursday

About us

Be part of something special.  Join our team at Booker.

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country. 

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro Wholesale, Booker Retail Partners, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Best Food Logistics.  Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

 Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

 Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*


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