QA Manager (12 Month FTC)

Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
c£30 - £40k
Posted
13 Mar 2019
Closes
13 Apr 2019
Ref
CJF17523
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Organisation

A leading FMCG business seeking to recruit a QA Manager to join there expanding team for a fixed term period of 12 months.

The Role

To ensure product safety, quality and legality, by way of applying customer standards, and thereafter continually challenging and improving upon accepted practices, to the benefit of our customers and the Company.

Role Accountability:

Management and development of QA team by way of determining the resource needs, establish and address identified training needs, coaching and mentoring of team. Ensuring QA cover.

Assist implementation and monitoring a fully integrated Quality Management System, designed to assure product quality, safety and legality – in-line with customer requirements.

Assist in the delivery of successful technical audits; namely customer hygiene audits, product and process control audits, and BRC evaluation.

Develop robust Quality Control and validation systems in-line with NPD; involving, for example on-going taste panels, on-line Quality Attribute Sheets, and other innovative tools to best communicate quality standards to staff.

Provide technical knowledge and support (e.g. microbiological, equipment design etc.) to the business as required.

Ensuring compliance with HACCP.

Challenge and contribute to establishing training standards, ensuring that all staff receive appropriate training, commensurate with the role they undertake and ensuring PDP where appropriate.

Communicate technical issues and ‘updates’ (via notice boards, briefings etc.) to staff and other business team members.

To be responsible for conducting investigations when required.

To ensure all samples needed for daily tests by analytical provider are present and collected

To ensure factory audits conducted by QA team are carried out correctly and on time ensuring corrective actions are closed out.

Organise and run shelf life and organoleptic

Ensure customer complaints are dealt with and ensuring route cause analysis carried out

Ensure effective handover document for QA Manager

Ensure traceability in place

40 hours per week, working days are from Monday to Friday and the working hours will be from 8.30am to 5pm

The Candidate

Previous QA Management experience in the food environment

Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification

Min 3 years’ experience in food manufacture in a QA / Technical role.

Experience of team management

HACCP trained.

Internal Auditor Training.

Lean Manufacturing experience

Root Cause analysis principles experience

Awareness of Food labelling standards

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