Primary Quality Manager

Posted 05 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameAnna Hall

Job description

Vickerstock are excited to be partnering exclusively with our Food Manufacturing client where integrity and trust is at the heart of the business on the appointment of a Primary Quality Manager based in Dungannon. Their desire to create better food is the driving force behind all processes while providing consistent quality meat products from sustainable sources is the reason, they are one of Europe's leading food processing companies.

As the successful Quality Manager, you will report directly to the Primary Food Safety & Quality Manager, working closely with site management & QA team. Your remit will be to contribute to our ongoing success in being recognised as Industry Leaders in Food Safety, Quality, Innovation and Animal Welfare.

What you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Monday-Friday working hours with occasional weekend cover required.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Opportunity to Learn

What your typical day as Quality Manager will look like:

  • Support the implementation and continuing improvement of the Food Safety and Quality Management Systems through the management of records, audits, SOPs, reviews, and corrective actions.
  • Support the implementation and continuing improvement of the Animal Welfare programme through staff training, behaviours and culture and compliance with customer and legal requirements.
  • Support the management of Microbiological /Chemical sampling programmes.
  • Support the management of the Site Hygiene System ensuring that training, equipment, and chemicals are up to date and available. E.g., SOPs, Cleaning Audits, MSDS Sheets, HACCP
  • Support the Preventative Maintenance Plan by identifying and resolving issues to ensure product safety and legality.
  • Promote a Food Safety Culture by driving various initiatives e.g., Food Safety Week
  • Provide support and aid with site visits, external and internal audits.
  • Attend Site meetings to report on relevant KPIs and follow up on agreed actions.
  • Daily engagement with Production Management and reporting on standards.
  • Project Involvement

What you will need to succeed:

  • 3rd Level Qualification in a Food Science or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience within Food Manufacturing
  • Level 3 HACCP and Food Safety certificates
  • A working knowledge of audit standards e.g. BRC, Red Tractor
  • Excellent understanding of Food Safety & Quality processes and Quality Management
  • Keen interest in helping lead and development a team to deliver high standards.
  • Ability to make decisions, help develop strategy and drive our Quality and Animal Welfare agenda.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to positively influence at all levels of the business.
  • Self-motivated, professionally driven approach to problem solving with the ability to deliver improvements.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise based on the needs of the business.

Desirable Criteria (it would be great if you have this but don't worry if you don't!):

  • Previous experience and internal audit qualification

Get in touch:

Sound like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to Anna now on T 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page (or email).

If this opportunity doesn't quite get the taste buds flowing but like me you are passionate about food, let's get a chat and see how I can help grow your career.