Quality Manager

AllPro Recruitment are delighted to partner with one of Ireland’s leading fresh food suppliers, located in the heart of the Midlands. We are seeking an experienced Quality Manager to work with their current team in implementing their continuous improvement strategy and uphold the highest quality and safety standards.

The Quality Manager will be responsible for compliance and management of the Food Safety and Quality Management System. They will provide technical support to the Production Stream to ensure current product quality & safety standards are maintained and enhanced where appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for implementation, co-ordination, management and improvement of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems and Standards including BRC and customers standards
  • Lead the HACCP Team and manage all site HACCP, pre-requisite quality programs, and all Quality/Food Safety related programmes to meet regulatory and food safety requirements
  • Lead and manage all regulatory, customer, & third party audits
  • Implement CAPA programmes and ensure plant audit corrective action plans are implemented in an effective and timely manner
  • To ensure all standardised work is conducted in a hygienic, safe manner in line with Best Manufacturing Practice in the food industry
  • Administration of the raw material & finished product specifications database & supplier database
  • Responsible for ensuring labeling requirements are met & adhered to
  • Manage and deliver on agreed annual quality objectives programme and quality targets
  • Best Practice Quality Management: To take ownership and manage all aspects of the systems to meet and exceed best practice in the food industry including but not exclusive to: Calibration, Plant & Fabric design and maintenance, Allergen Control, Product & environmental microbiology, Product chemistry, Packaging / Coding / Labelling, cleaning, incoming raw materials, Suppliers
  • Address quality issues (Internal and Customer Complaints) by implementing rigorous root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Projects: The role would include possible project work/support within other areas of the Technical department if and when required due to business requirements

Qualifications :

  • Degree in a Food Science related subject
  • Proven track record in a Quality role & experience in managing a small team

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and trend analysis
  • Robust understanding of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems along with knowledge & experience of the BRC Global Food Standard, Bord Bia standards
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Clear demonstration of an ability to provide guidance and motivation to others
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