Herbal Quality Team Leader

14 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Pukka Herbs
Contract Type
Full Time

Herbal Quality Team Leader

Do you aspire to work for a purposeful, sustainable and fast growing organic brand? Do you have experience in a managerial role within an FMCG quality team and are looking for a new challenge? Pukka Herbs are looking for a Herbal Quality Team Leader to champion herbal quality and lead the team.

Based in our Bristol office the role comes with a competitive salary alongside a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.

About Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs create delicious organic herbal teas and incredible health supplements that take people on a journey of discovery to a healthier, happier life, benefiting people, plants and the planet. Pukka Herbs began 15 years ago and is the fastest growing herbal tea company and the 6th fastest growing grocery brand in the UK. Over a million cups of Pukka tea are drunk every day and Pukka’s teas and supplements are sold in over 40 countries across the globe.

About the role

Our Quality team play a vital role in Pukka – it’s their job to ensure that all our raw materials are top notch and meet our exceptional quality standards before they go to our UK based manufacturers. We then check the finished product, whether that’s one of our delicious teas, fantastic wellbeing or food products, so that we send only the best to our customers. As you can imagine, that means we’ve got rigorous testing and tasting processes so we maintain our reputation for high quality products and with our massively growing sales portfolio.

As Herbal Quality Team Leader you’ll be the Pukka champion of herbal quality by developing our testing approach, team and facilities to be widely recognised as a centre for herbal excellence. You’ll lead and develop the herbal quality team and oversee Pukka’s laboratory and work with our network of laboratory partners.

You’ll turn our herbal concepts into reality by engaging with key stakeholders to establish quality standards for herbs, coordinate the resolution of technical challenges in raw material supply and blending, and optimise the testing approach to get the best value on testing. You’ll produce technical documentation such as SOPs, specifications, MSDS, COSHH assessments related to herbal quality activities. You’ll visit our packing and processing partner suppliers to support product development or improvements.

About you

You’ll have extensive experience in FMCG quality at a managerial level and a proven motivator and builder of teams and individuals. You’ll be degree level educated, or equivalent in a scientific subject.

Quick-thinking, analytical and insightful you will have an inquisitive and creative mind and able to identify, produce and process solutions. Strong written and verbal communication skills are needed alongside enthusiasm, positivity and the desire to aim high and deliver excellence. 

You’ll have a flexible approach to work and change, as well as resilience to deal with multiple projects in a busy office environment. You’ll be able to change gears quickly as events demand, have a strong ability to prioritise effectively and be organised and meticulous. A passion for Pukka and what Pukka stands for is essential.

To apply

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka.

To apply for this role please attach your CV demonstrating why you are a brilliant fit for Pukka and answers to the four questions below which form an essential part of our application process:

- Who are you?

- How do you relate to others?

- Heart or head?

- Describe your energy

Closing date – 3rd October 2017

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