Careers at CaféPod

Want to work for a fast-paced, fast-growth FMCG coffee brand, with a passion for life and good, strong coffee? If you have drive and energy and a great CV then get in touch today!

In 2016, CaféPod was the fastest growing Roast & Ground Coffee brand in the UK, which made us the 8th biggest and the only compatible coffee capsules business to be stocked in all of the top 5 biggest national grocery retailers.

5 years ago we weren’t even trading.

We’re still Founder operated and by the end of 2017, on track to be the 5th biggest Roast & Ground Coffee brand in the UK. However, we want to be number 1 within the next 5 years and that’s where you come in.

 

Current Vacancies

 Technical & Quality Manager

Contract Type:              Permanent

Location:                         Main Factory (East Sussex), Office (SW London), and other factories around UK / Europe

Hours:                              Full time

Salary:                              Competitive

 

Technical innovation, quality and consistency is at the forefront of CaféPod, and is key to the businesses long term strategy for success. An opportunity has arisen for a Technical & Quality Manager to join the team and be instrumental in driving continued improvement across all CaféPod products. 

Reporting into the Head of Operations, as our Technical & Quality Manager the ideal candidate would have:

  • Technical and quality development experience within a food environment
  • FMCG background gained ideally within the food industry
  • Strong understanding of often highly technical designs and manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of the full end to end manufacturing and supply chain process 
  • Excellent project management skills, coupled with an ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Results focussed individual who operates with an efficient work style, coupled with extremely high levels of attention to detail and good time management, the ability to work to short deadlines
  • Flexible, supportive attitude, keen to run multiple tasks and hungry to take on new challenges, ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Experienced in food hygiene, food microbiology and labelling legislation
  • Audit management
  • Good understanding of HACCP and GFSI approved accreditation schemes including BRC, SQF and FSSC 22000
  • Experience of working with ambient and chilled product lines desirable
  • Ideally educated to degree standard, or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working in a technical department, preferably within a Food Manufacturing environment
  • Delivered multidisciplinary projects - quantified results
  • High level of computer literacy - Microsoft Excel/Word/internet and Outlook
  • Valid driving licence desirable

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Have a strong understanding of the broader market place and FMCG as a whole
  • Have project management experience
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Measure compliance against defined corporate and customer policies, Quality, Food Safety and product specifications through independent audit, continuously improving standards across the site
  • Promote a high standard of awareness and understanding at site level of all appropriate policies, procedures and product specifications
  • Facilitate the implementation of Quality Standards by ensuring the necessary training and support is made available to all functional areas
  • Ensure products are consistently manufactured to specification and that all requests, queries and complaints are dealt with appropriately
  • Develop and maintain all product specifications, quality attribute sheets and product risk assessment sheets
  • Thrive in a demanding and fast paced environment   
  • Be driven to see company concepts succeed in the market place 

We’re an SME, so we’re simple and basic - Remuneration is salary, 25 days holiday, as much coffee as you can consume and after a successful probation; Gym membership and a Nespresso or Dolce Gusto Machine

Get in touch

We are always keen to hear from exceptional people even if there are no current vacancies listed. Get in touch at hello@cafepod.com