Quality Assurance Manager

DR Newitt
Durham (GB)
A starting salary commensurate with position experience (up to £40,000).
11 Jul 2019
11 Aug 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

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

The role

• Responsible for managing and optimising human resource and training requirements within the department.

• Responsible for ensuring quality and food safety policies and procedures are being adhered to throughout the factory using various methods and tools.

• Responsible for adhering to operational budgets within the department.

• Responsible for ensuring environmental policies and performance within the factory and the wider environment are being adhered to.

• Responsible for ensuring health and safety policies and procedures within in the factory are being adhered to and ensure safe working practices are being observed.

• The setting of sampling and testing schedules.

• Carry out risk assessments to determine the set of testing and auditing schedules.

• Carry out and ensure the calibration schedule is maintained.

• Imputing and trending of data and producing the site and customer KPI reports to agreed frequency.

• Updating Policies and procedures to maintain ongoing approval to site certification and approval.

• Issuing and controlling the internal audit schedule on site and ensure audits are being carried out to the agreed frequencies.

• A key member of the site HACCP and TACCP team.

• Liaise with planning team re control of stock and raw material control.

• Coordinate the sending of samples to customers following requests of live products.

• Support the site Pest Control arrangements.

• Liaise with NPD team regarding new products launches, factory trials etc.

• Liaise with Customers, EHO and TSO where necessary.

• Liaise with hygiene manufacturing manager to ensure good hygiene standards are maintained.

• Liaise with customer technologists/auditors regarding site/customer visits, audits, etc.

• Evaluation of finished products through taste panels/QAS on site and with customers.

• Ensure retained samples are taken for taste panels, customer requests, and retained samples.

• Meeting KPI targets.

The candidate

• 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.

• 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.

• Workplace pension.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate experience in a similar technical role within the food industry.

If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your most recent CV to Simon Norris.

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