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Quality Assurance Manager

17/01/22 Monaghan Neg

Permanent full-time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager to join a high-tech food manufacturing company, based in Co. Monaghan. A rapidly expanding, innovative company, who are leaders in their field.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a highly competitive package on offer for the successful candidate.

The Quality Manager reports to the Chief Operations Officer. The overall purpose of this role is to embed and sustain Quality and Food Safety policies across all operations. This is a lead role in driving a ‘right first time’ culture and performance in the plant by ensuring that processes and operations meet customer and regulatory requirements. A key deliverable will be reducing the occurrence of defects against quality standard, across all functions. The role will involve collaboration with all stakeholders to continuously improve performance to our quality standard and to drive all quality-relevant corrective and preventative actions to timely and effective completion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the Food Safety & Quality Management systems in accordance with legislative, ISO Standard and customer requirements.
  • Manage the Quality Function and Quality Management Systems on site.
  • Provide support and guidance to the quality and production team.
  • Point of contact for all external and 3rd party audits (BRC, ISO, customer audits etc.).
  • Conduct internal audits and inspections.
  • Maintain customer product specifications / certifications and final product grading.
  • Be a point of contact for Customers for product/process-specific quality support.
  • Investigation of non-conformances and customer complaints. Conduct root cause analysis and put preventative measures in place.
  • Train staff and promote a culture of food safety and continuous improvement.
  • Manage traceability, recall and withdrawal procedures.
  • Maintain the microbiological, chemical and product testing schedules.
  • Report and trend KPI results.
  • Work collaboratively with Production Manager to ensure quality operations requirements are fully resourced to deliver on plant in- process, sampling and testing schedules to drive a strong quality culture within the plant.
  • Ensure all products are prepared according to agreed customer specifications and to ensure all checks are recorded.
  • Oversee wastewater treatment system, monitoring COD and BOD levels prior to discharge.
  • Manage the cleaning program inclusive of manual cleaning and CIP procedures.
  • Sampling and testing of designated materials and finished goods in accordance with defined test schedules (internal & external testing).
  • Provide support for production trials and improvement projects as required.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Role-relevant experience in a Food or Pharmaceutical company in Quality Assurance, Safety & Process Improvement.
  • Third level degree minimum in Food Sciences, Engineering or Process disciplines.
  • Aptitude for operational processes, working with cross- functional teams, Lean and continuous improvement.
  • Experience in Auditing and facilitating Corrective Action, preferably in a Food / Pharma production environment.
  • Good knowledge of H&S procedures in line with industry best practice.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, hardworking and dedicated.
  • Excellent team-working and communication skills.
  • People management experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office.

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 Laura Duffy at laura@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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