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Senior Quality & QMS Manager

19/10/21 Longford Neg

Permanent full-time

Quorum Search Partners is now working on an excellent opportunity for a Senior Quality and QMS Manager to join our client, Europe’s fastest growing food business, in the Midlands.

The Senior Quality & Quality Management Systems Manager provides leadership and expertise in all aspects of Quality, both regulatory and customer requirements. As a leader of the Quality Assurance function, the Senior Manager will support and work with production teams to ensure that Food Safety and Product Quality standards are met. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who would like to work in a dynamic and evolving environment offering opportunities for development and progression. 

Excellent salary, VHI health insurance, pension and more on offer for the successful candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Audit ready site programme leader including preparation and successful achievement of all external audits from customers, regulatory bodies (HSE, Dept of Ag) and third party accreditation bodies (BRC Global Food Safety Standard and RSPO).  
  • Development, implementation and verification of all aspects of the Quality Management System onsite.
  • The management and development of the QA department and staff.
  • Implementation and Development of a Food Safety & Product Quality Culture across the business, aligned to Origin Green and company Visions and Values
  • Supporting all production departments and personnel to comply with customer product specifications and standards through provision of the necessary tools and training to do so.  
  • Ensuring all specifications for customers and suppliers are in place and up to date.
  • Provide consistent monitoring of product quality to agreed customer specification and Quality Attribute Specification (QAS), ensuring that pack labelling meets legal and customer specification.
  • Engage and challenge site teams (Operations, Engineering, Planning & Supply, Procurement, NPD) to deliver consistent product quality and resolve issues effectively in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure the Allergen control programme onsite is reviewed to minimise the risk of contamination and meet labelling requirements in the country of sale.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on food safety legislation, retailer and accreditation body standards and requirements to meet QMS sections of audit, flag any gaps and complete gap analysis as new standards / legislation arise.
  • HACCP, TACCP, Mock Recall Team leader: contribute effectively to the development and update of the HACCP and TACCP / VACCP Team
  • Supplier Approval: support the Supply teams on the resolution of any quality / food safety issues relating to supplier / raw material / food contact packaging.

Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in a food science or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years' management experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a similar role in Quality & QMS.
  • Excellent knowledge of food safety legal requirements, BRC Global Food Safety and Retailer standards.
  • Solid experience in developing, implementing and updating Quality Management Systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory and customer requirements – proficiency in being able to review, interpret and implement new requirements.
  • Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft packages (including Teams), experience / formal training of Retailer Portals (TQC, Hive, Hamilton Grant) and competency in remote auditing communications tools.
  • Enthusiasm for food product quality and awareness of emerging food trends (sustainability, nutrition).

 

At Quorum Search Partners we respect your privacy. Your CV is sent to us in complete confidence and will never be forwarded to a third party without your consent.

 

Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Walsh at joanne@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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