safety, quality, security & environment

Join a team with drive and passion for workplace safety

Everyone in the pladis family matters to us so it’s only natural that we want to keep you all safe. We take safety seriously and our SQSE team plays a vital role in protecting our people, our brands and our future.

We have more than 70 SQSE team members in the UK at our global HQ in Hayes and at the central team hub in the Midlands and hundreds more across the globe.

Our SQSE team is responsible for food safety, health, safety & environment, quality assurance, security, supplier a, customer technical and consumer services.

Our roles include Compliance Managers, HSE Advisors, QA Advisors, Compliance Technologists and Technicians, Expert roles in QA and in H&S, Auditors (UK and globally) and Retailer Technical Managers.

We have an exciting and proactive team determined to keep our workplaces as safe as possible and to ensure our products meet the outstanding standards and quality that our consumers expect. It makes us happy to make them happy.

Ruth - Global Head of Audits & Assessment - SQSE

I joined the business as a supplier approval technologist at the KP Snacks Technical Centre (as it then was) in Ashby. After a few years approving our UK & NE ingredient and packaging supply base I moved over to the UBUK Central Food Safety & QA team responsible for developing group-wide food safety and QA standards, making sure they were implemented at site level and verifying compliance during on-site audits of our 11 production facilities. My specific area of specialism was in allergen management and controls.

I then became UB Compliance Audit Manager – my dream job – responsible for the management, approval and re-approval of 600 direct and indirect supplier manufacturing locations and the internal auditing of our UK and NE manufacturing facilities.

I was promoted to pladis Global Head of Audits & Assessment and I now look after the approval of more than 1,500 supplier sites, 34 internal factories and a fantastic team.

There are numerous opportunities within pladis to build your knowledge and improve your personal skills. Thanks to the talent mapping and development plans, you have access to training and other learning and development sources. pladis is full of great people who have a wealth of knowledge and experience. If you show the potential and ambition than pladis really is the place to grow your career.

If SQSE sounds like a safe bet, take a look at our current job opportunities.