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Quality Manager

21/12/22 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

Our client, a leading FMCG company, is looking for a Quality Manager to join their team based in Kildare.

The Quality Manager will lead the Quality department in the development and maintenance of the Quality and Food Safety systems to regulatory, legislation, customer and third-party provide technical expertise and advice in areas of Food safety and legal requirements as well as leadership, support and training for quality improvement projects.

Full time, permanent role

Excellent salary

Reporting to the Senior Technical Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a team of professional technologists
  • Incorporating Group KPI targets and objectives into Plant system
  • Work with the Innovation team for the successful launch of new products into production, and for product and process improvement projects
  • Budget Controls – Agree and manage the annual budget for the department
  • Strategic review of technical information
  • Lead the site HACCP team, challenging processes, food safety systems and maintaining and reviewing the plan as required
  • Lead the site TACCP team, challenging the integrity of all systems from a vulnerability and food defence perspective
  • Responsible for the implementation of the internal audit programme to ensure Quality System Compliance
  • Leading the management of external audits for food safety and quality audits for customers
  • Risk assessment and lead implementation of microbiological, chemical and physical testing schedules in accordance with agreed programme
  • Deal with non-conformances (internal and external)
  • Management of quarantined products, ensuring product traceability and safety is maintained.
  • Shelf-life analysis management as required for ambient, chilled and frozen products
  • Travel to conduct supplier audits as necessary as part of new approval, ongoing review or in response to issues
  • Manage the approval of new raw material, packaging or miscellaneous suppliers


  • 5+ years in a similar role in a FMCG or food retail environment, with knowledge of BRC standards required and preferably with familiarity of cooking processes and high care facilities
  • Technical Management experience is an advantage
  • Diploma or higher in a Food Science related subject
  • Lead auditor certification is preferential
  • HACCP certification is essential
  • Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills
  • Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Strong knowledge of food legislation, BRC Global Food Standard and specific customer standards and Codes of Practice

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Please apply by sending your CV to Lilyanna McCaul at or call 01 8788240 for more information.

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