Quality Systems Manager

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
14 Aug 2021

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a leading international supplier of chilled food products is looking to appoint a Quality Systems Manager. Reporting to, and deputising for, the Site Technical Manager you will be responsible for maintaining the site Quality Management System documentation and internal audits to ensure compliance with internal, customer and third-party assurance scheme requirements and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, update and improve the QMS for the site to ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external standards.
  • Review new or updated internal and external Food Safety, Quality and Integrity standards and update the QMS accordingly. This includes certification standards as well as customer policies.
  • Co-ordinate the programme of Senior Management Review meetings including management of actions arising to ensure effective close out. 
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of the paperless QMS system.
  • Manage the internal audit schedule to deliver compliance with legislative, BRC and customer policy requirements.
  • Manage and maintain a robust system to record and close out corrective actions arising from internal and external audits.           
  • Support the site Technical Manager and their team in the investigation of serious complaints and incidents.
  • Participate as a member of the HACCP Team and co-ordinate the maintenance of the site HACCP plan.
  • Support development of raw material and packaging integrity and vulnerability assessments, finished product allergen database and raw material database.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will ideally have :

  • A Food Science or Technical qualification or relevant experience.
  • An internal or third party audit qualification
  • HACCP training to Level 3 or 4 (desirable).
  • Strong working knowledge and previous experience of managing Food Safety and Quality Systems.
  • Knowledge of Retailer Food Safety, Quality and Product Integrity Standard (desirable)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, highly organised with excellent attention to detail in written work.

The Company:

  • One of the UK’s leading Chilled Food Companies producing innovative and tasty products.
  • A complex and varied range of products, customers and packaging formats.
  • Site operates to the highest industry standards, where Food Safety and Quality are a key priority.
  • Pride themselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards.
  • Care about their people

If you have the relevant experience and you are looking for a challenging and interesting role within a leading food company, then this could be the job for you.

The role offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Typical working hours for the role are Monday to Friday, a 40 hour week generally working office hours.

If you are interested, then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4549 with an updated CV.



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to enquiries@jarvisjohnson.co.uk 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email enquiries@jarvisjohnson.co.uk  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


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01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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