Vickerstock are excited to be partnering with our Food Manufacturing client where integrity and trust is at the heart of the business on the appointment of Quality Manager on a fixed term 6-month contract. 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 Quality Manager you will be working closely with the Production team, Customers, Engineering, supply chain and our employees, this will be a hands-on role with scope to shape and develop a high performing and effective Quality Team, driving a Food Safety Culture throughout the site and working proactively and collaboratively with our production colleagues to ensure we deliver on our quality commitments to our customers.
**This role operates on a shift basis, including weekend work, which will be discussed at interview. All candidates must be flexible and prepared to work additional hours when required to meet customer demand. **
What a typical day will look like:
Responsibility for Quality standards within the production area
Being the driving force behind Food Safety Culture initiatives
Providing up to date reports, analysis and feedback to the Site FSQ Manager
Supplier non-conformance reporting and actions
Integrity of process including label verifications
Investigating with Root Cause Analysis on any Customer complaints
Maintaining the Quality Management system
Attending Pit Meetings as well as daily Production Meetings
Ensuring regular meetings and action updates with Hygiene manager
Completion of Audits GMP, Allergen etc
Follow up Pest control CAs
Schedule Validations and Calibrations
Review Service Level Agreements & Haulier approvals
Responsible for Quality team on the shift, in terms of work structure, communication and effectiveness
Employee Interviews, performance management and development plans
Drive the continuous improvement agenda within the team
Building strong collaborative relationships with all departments
Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
Your essential ingredients:
Formal Qualification in a Food Science or related area
Minimum of 3 years food quality experience together with a minimum of 1 years' experience in a supervisory position
Strong Understanding of FSQ Management systems including HACCP
Experience dealing with customer and 3rd party audits
Good knowledge of industry standards
Strong relationships and networks with Industry and Community
Ability to help deliver change and manage a team through a change process
Strong communication skills and the ability to positively influence stakeholders
Self-motivated and driven with the ability to deliver improvements
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.
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