An exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Auditor to join our Quality Assurance team at Sainsbury’s Argos for 6 months. As our retail model and supply chain are becoming increasingly complex and customer expectations are growing evermore challenging, we have recognised the need to optimise resource and develop expertise. In order to deliver this we have introduced the role of Product Auditor within the QA Operational team. The role has a significant impact on the QA Service Proposition, and influences the operational effectiveness of the Quality Assurance team, brand protection, customer service and product development.
The role is paramount in preventing defective, substandard or incorrect product from reaching customers by ensuring product inspection activities are carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures. When product concerns are identified, supporting the resolution of those concerns through investigation and corrective action implementation.
Due to the nature of the role it is regionally based and job holders are expected to travel within a geographical regional area.
As a Product Auditor your main responsibilities will include:
Overseeing the inspection process applied to incoming goods across the distribution network, including holding regular reviews to ensure consistency across sites.
Providing guidance on concerns identified by product inspections and, where required, initiates corrective actions.
Auditing merchandise located in distribution centres, supplier facilities, third party laboratories or customer premises as required, and providing timely reports detailing observations, conclusions and recommendations made.
Monitoring and prioritising product re-works to ensure stock is made available in accordance with supply chain deadlines, working with distribution colleagues, suppliers and/or 3rd parties as necessary.
Liaising with Distribution colleagues at designated sites to ensure QA related activities are appropriately prioritised and managed.
As a Product Auditor your skills and experience should include:
Ideally technical qualification ONC or equivalent
Experience of managing 3rd party relationships
Strong judgement and commercial instinct to provide the right cost solution
Flexible approach to UK travel
Strong verbal and written communication skills
As the UK’s leading multi-channel retailer, Argos provides a unique offer of choice, value and convenience to meet customer needs, selling products through over 800 stores, website and mobile apps. Customers can make purchases from stores across the UK and Ireland, online or over the phone. They can also pick up their goods from a store or have them delivered.
What you’ll get in return:
As well as the usual company benefits, which include, 24 days holiday, save as you earn scheme, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.
Please complete our short application process by clicking apply.