Quality Systems Manager | Food Manufacturing

Depending on experience
01 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
Charlie Webb
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Quality Systems Manager is responsible for the development and maintenance of all of the policies and procedures that form the Quality Management System to ensure that the business fulfils its requirements and the requirements of customers.

The Client:
Our client is one of the largest family owned manufacturers of quality seafood products in the UK who specialise in chilled and frozen seafood. They are based in the north-east of Scotland and have a worldwide reputation and pride themselves on supplying leading retail and food service customers with quality products.

Key Responsibilities:
Amend, review and update the documentation within the Food Safety and Quality Manual and the HACCP Manual.
Conduct risk assessments of potential new suppliers in conjunction with the Purchasing Department.
Ensure that the Supplier List, and all the information necessary for monitoring them, is kept up to date and that all information such as SAQ's and third party certification is valid.
Ensure that all raw material risk assessments are up-to-date and are reviewed in line with emerging issues and requirements such as food fraud and vulnerability.
Ensuring that there are fully completed up-to-date and signed specifications on file for existing and new raw materials and packaging materials.
Prepare, maintain and update the supplier audit plan and undertake the annual supplier monitoring review in conjunction with the Purchasing Department and manage non-conformances arising from supplier audits.
Prepare, maintain and update the internal audit plan for the Quality Management System and ensure that all internal audits are undertaken, completed and closed within agreed timescales. Including managing and supporting the internal audit team.
Keep up-to date with all third party requirements including BRC, MSC, RSPCA and RSPO and arrange and manage all third party audits and EHO/TSO visits.
Ensure that all non-conformances arising from audits are verified and closed. This includes internal audits, supplier audits, third party audits and EHO/TSO visits.
Reviewing non-conformances from internal and external audits in order to identify areas of improvement.
Undertake mock recall test annually.
Undertake additional work as required by the Head of Technical and other members of the senior management team.
Deputise for the Head of Technical as and when required.

Skills/Personal Attributes:
A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
Strong planning and organisational skills
The ability to work under pressure to achieve deadlines.
Attention to detail
Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills.
Ability to be flexible to meet business needs.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
A team player
Self-motivated and a strong commitment to personal development.
Professional approach and attitude

Previous experience working in a technical role is essential.
Previous experience of working in the food industry is essential.

Level 4 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing
Level 3 Award in HACCP in Food Manufacturing
Practical experience of HACCP
Understanding of external standards including BRC, RSPO.
Knowledge of food legislation

Other Relevant Information:
Full driving licence would be preferred.
The post holder must be willing to travel as and when it is required.
On occasions there will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible with their working hours to fit with the needs of the business.

For more information or to apply, contact Charlie on 01780 480530 or email

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