Quality Manager (Food Manufacturing)

Posted 03 May 2023
Salary 30,000 to 32,000
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NamePaul Muir

Job description

Quality Manager | County Down | circa £30-34k

Vickerstock are partnering with a UK leading food producer with the appointment of a Quality Manager to help them achieve their ambitious growth plans for their County Down based facility.

If you are looking for an evolving company focused on staying ahead of food trends and committed to developing people's careers, this could be the job for you.

What we have to offer you:

  • Salary circa £30-34k depending on experience

  • Hour of work:- Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm

  • Learning and development opportunities

A typical day as the successful Quality Manager

  • Update / maintenance of QMS procedures and records

  • Participation with NPD processes (new product trials / launches / HACCP), carry out continuous improvement trials, including trial planning, sampling, and testing

  • Oversee implementation of risk assessments and management of testing schedules across chemistry, microbiology, and authenticity requirements

  • Management of site audit requirements - GMP / Customer Audits / Hygiene and as required - auditing, reports completion, trend analysis and meeting with operations staff to put corrective actions in place

  • Assist with management of supplier approval for packaging, raw materials and service providers

  • Management of internal audit schedule and trending ensuring audits and their actions are completed in a timely manner

  • Management of Non-Compliance, Root Cause Analysis to problem solve and generate effective corrective actions

  • Assist with the management of site pest control and hygiene standards

  • Management of allergen risk assessment and associated procedures

  • TACCP Management and associated tasks

  • HACCP team participation

  • Management and training of QA Team

  • Complete specific procedure and work instruction training as required

  • Deputise in absence of Technical Manager

  • Assist in management of customer complaints process, trending, and reporting

  • Management of site calibration requirements / scheduling

  • Completion of KPI reporting - monthly

  • Assist with legal compliance aspects operationally including packaging development and approval

  • Ensure relevant industry and customer standards are fully implemented and maintained within the business

  • Complete customer specifications using web-based systems (e.g. Micros) and maintain / update as required when changes are necessary

  • Participate with external site visits and audits by customers / third parties or enforcement bodies

  • Deliver site team briefs and communications to workforce on site performance

Your Essential ingredients:

  • 3rd Level qualification in relevant Food Science / Technology discipline

  • Proven supervisory/management experience in a Technical or Quality Assurance role

  • Sound technical auditing skills, experience in HACCP/BRC and Quality Management Systems with

  • Strong problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to pay attention to detail, prioritise, work pro-actively, and accurately

  • Ability to achieve ambitious deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • IT competent in Microsoft Office packages

And it would be great if you have the following however it's not a deal breaker:

  • HACCP/Internal audit or Level 3 Food Safety Certificate

  • Working knowledge of retailer and environmental audits

What to do next:
Sound like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to me (Paul Muir) now on 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page.

If this job 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.