QA Manager

DR Newitt
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
A salary of up to £40,000 per annum
26 Jul 2018
26 Aug 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client, a leading Food manufacturer supplying to retailers and food service are seeking a QA Manager.

The role

  • Deputy to Technical Manager.
  • Trouble shooting and continuous improvement.
  • Factory based role with the overall responsibility to manage the day to day activities of the hygiene and QA team.
  • To assist the Technical Manager in ensuring that the site meets the requirements BRC and all retailer Standards.
  • To ensure that all products are manufactured to agreed specifications and under safe and hygienic conditions.
  • To monitor hygiene and housekeeping standards to ensure company guidelines are met.
  • Ensure that the safety of all products is assured by the implementation of recognised HACCP procedures to each production process.
  • To be responsible for maintaining all Procedures.
  • To liaise with all departments and managements over matters of product quality and food safety and ensure that timely and effective corrective and preventative action is identified and undertaken.
  • To support the Technical Coordinator in generation, management of technical documents and review and approve all technical documentation if required.
  • To liaise with the Development Manager and Production Manager over production samples.
  • To establish and approve Product Quality Standards, acceptance and rejection criteria.
  • To assist the Technical Manager in coordination of Resources and Personnel and make arrangements for Customer and Third Party audit Visits.
  • To assist the Technical Manager in implementation of the Internal Audit System.
  • To assist the Technical Manager in the review and approval of non-conforming product and the Company’s Product Recall System.
  • Conduct final inspection of products and coordinate daily taste panels.
  • To constantly seek ways to improve Product and Process Quality and Safety.
  • To ensure that all personnel pursue safe working practices.
  • Maintain, update and close out actions raised on the companies rolling corrective action log.
  • To investigate and provide written response to customer complaints or enquiries.
  • Support the technical admin team with gathering information for reports.
  • To arrange for Quality Review Meetings to be carried out and action points to be expedited.
  • Key driver through process audits in reduction of waste.
  • Management of benchmarking.
  • Key role in training production staff in expected manufacturing standards

The person

  • Degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline, preferably food technology/science related.
  • Proven experience and performance in a quality assurance role ideally within a fast moving food production environment.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, Hygiene, Quality and BRC system accreditation requirements and ideally basic statistical analysis tools.
  • Employee management/relationship experience - ability to engage/motivate subordinates and operational teams
  • Auditing and problem solving skills with an eye for detail.
  • Practical understanding of food safety systems (BRC, Retailer).
  • Capable of working on own initiative & within a team environment.
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines from customers and company.

What’s on offer?

  • Salary of up to £40,000 DOE.
  • Monday to Friday 08.30 – 17.00.
  • Work place pension.

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.

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