Quality Assurance Officer

Hours: 37.5

Salary: Competitive

Location: Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Apply by: 02/10/2023

Quality Assurance Officer

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

About the role

This is a fixed term contract with a duration of 6 months. The primary purpose of this role is to be committed to ensuring all our products are to agreed specification, safe and legal, and best in class. We do this in line with key business objectives of building trust in Tesco and Winning in food. The quality assurance department is responsible for ensuring that all product being delivered to the company and all product being dispatched is in accordance with the customer specification.

You will be responsible for

  • Product Inspections
  • Ensuring that all product is inspected as outlined below, and meets the customer specifications.
  • When the product is being packed (in process) and when the product is being dispatched
  • Shelf-Life Inspections.
  • Completion of Inspection Quality Records as required and in accordance with procedures.
  • Collection of samples for micro testing.
  • Carrying out routine inspections according to documented Inspection & Test Procedures.
  • Working with suppliers and technical managers on product quality for all categories.
  • Working cross functionally with technical and other functions to build trusting relationships.
  • Liaising with enforcement officers on any issues in depot relating to your role.
  • Inspection of all Tesco brand product against specification.
  • Quality shopping baskets and shelf life analyses.
  • Completion of Inspection Quality Records as required and in accordance with procedures.

You will need

  • Previous experience although not necessary is desirable
  • Previous experience in a fresh product environment is desirable.
  • An understanding of inspection methodology and test and inspection equipment.
  • I.T. skills.
  • Customer Focus and Drive
  • Personal Integrity
  • Team Work and Working collaboratively across all functions. 
  • Good communication skills
  • Health & Safety

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Annual Bonus
  • Colleague Clubcard with 10% discount increasing to 15% starting on the last Friday of each month for 3 days (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service 
  • Annual leave
  • Save As You Earn Scheme

*Entry requirements and rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet. Through initiatives like the Tesco Community Fund, our association with Children’s Health Foundation, our partnership with FoodCloud and our Stronger Starts programme, we have supported over 21,000 community groups, raised over €7.5 million for medical equipment, and provided almost 15 million meals nationwide, to those living in food insecurity.

Tesco has operated in the Irish retail market since 1997, and with 163 stores nationwide, we employ over 13,000 people in cities and towns around Ireland, supporting almost 45,000 jobs directly and indirectly. We partner with over 500 Irish suppliers - of which almost three-quarters are small and medium enterprises - which in turn supports almost 13,000 farming families around Ireland. Tesco is the single largest buyer of Irish food and drink in the world, buying €1.6 Billion a year; more than any other single country in the European Union, more than even the USA which you perceive as a massive buyer of Irish food.  

We work closely with suppliers across Ireland who are dedicated to making the best products for our customers and this is reflected in the numerous awards our products have won over the years including Blás Na hÉireann, World Steak Challenge and Great Taste Awards.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.   At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

We are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We’ve taken steps to ensure our stores are places where everyone feels welcome to shop too, with colleagues all trained to support those with a visible or hidden disability through the Sunflower Lanyard programme.

We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have embraced a blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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