Quality Assurance Manager
The ICDS Group
Westmeath
2h ago

Responsibilities :

  • Overall responsibility for implementation, co-ordination, management and improvement of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems and Standards including BRC and customers standards.
  • Lead the HACCP Team and manage all site HACCP, pre-requisite quality programs, and all Quality / Food Safety related programmes to meet regulatory and food safety requirements.
  • Lead and manage regulatory, 3rd party and internal audits.
  • Implement CAPA programmes and ensure plant audit corrective action plans are implemented in an effective and timely manner.
  • Work closely with and guide Q.C. Co-Ordinator.
  • Lead production team to ensure continued focus on Food Safety and Quality, compliance, issue prevention, root cause problem solving and attention to detail.
  • Provide strategic oversight over Quality and Food Safety issue related decisions.
  • Lead the resolution of product complaints, non-conformances, and customer queries.
  • Ensure sanitation and Food Safety guidelines are being met.
  • Ensure traceability is maintained at all times and support team in all Mass Balance / Traceability challenges conducted.
  • Manage and deliver on agreed annual quality objectives programme and quality targets.
  • Define and implement hygiene, GMP and compliance standards.
  • Identification of and delivery of all relevant continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Address quality issues (Internal and Customer Complaints) by implementing rigorous root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Carry out GMP audits of site, monitor and support close-outs.
  • Responsible for decisions regarding the outcome of non-conforming material investigations and ensuring the appropriate actions are carried out.
  • Report to Site Manager on Q.A. activities, trends, performance and audit outcomes.
  • Prepare reports for and attend Monthly Management Meetings.
  • Develop and manage Quality & Food Safety related training and as required conduct food safety and product quality related training for staff, visitors and contractors.
  • Manage new product introduction on to site in conjunction with NPD Department.
  • Responsible for food safety risk assessment during the introduction of new engineering processes / equipment.
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • Minimum of an Honours Science degree in Food Science / Quality Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years Quality Management experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing Quality Systems : BRC Food Safety Global Standard.
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP, GMP and BRC Food Safety Global Standard.
  • Self starter, work under own initiative, assertive and highly motivated.
  • Attention to detail coupled with strong problem solving ability.
  • Quality risk-based thinking and decision making ability.
  • Clear demonstration of an ability to provide guidance and motivation to others.
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