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Quality Assurance Manager

The People Co.
Monaghan (County), Ulster (IE)
Up to £60,000
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client is Ireland's fastest growing consumer foods business and largest chilled ready-meal manufacturer. We are specialists at innovating within the chilled category across manufacturing, retail, and service channels. Our client is home to Fit Foods & Dublin Meat Company.  

Scope of the Role

Reporting to the Technical manager the Quality Manager will work as part of the quality team and develop close working relationships with production and maintenance teams. Manage site Food Safety & Quality in compliance with all Legal and customer requirements.



The below responsibilities are to be demonstrated through direct action and through effective leadership and management of the Quality team; includes (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Work with all departments and management colleagues to ensure that the food safety, quality, and legality of all products produced is being maintained at all times, complying with customer specifications. to ensure that products placed on the market are safe, compliant, and traceable.
  • Ability and experience of managing a team of QA to ensure the best performance and collaboration.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice in the areas of food safety working together to overcome business challenges in a busy environment.
  • Manage, implement, and monitor the Food Safety Management system including the haccp plan.
  • To drive continuous improvement through developing and progressing the current quality systems and operational processes within the business.
  • To encourage, manage and develop the Quality Assurance team, by leading by example, encouraging teamwork and driving improved performance within the team.
  • Support and participate in business improvement projects and actively drive continuous improvements.
  • Support and assist the site as part of the HACCP/ TACCP teams.
  • Ensure all required departmental audits are carried out with effective corrective actions implemented and closed out in a timely manner by co-ordinating with quality team and other departments.
  • Oversee the hygiene function to ensure effective hygiene of the site to support the company’s vison. 
  • Ensure sites production records are validated on a timely basis.
  • Completing complaint investigations, identifying root cause, implementing effective corrective, preventive actions, and closeouts. To include trends and effective communication of these trends to the team.
  • Ensure there is an effective pest control programme in place with up-to-date trends.
  • Conducting site risk assessments as guided.
  • Reviewing and trending site microbiological results, identifying adverse results and co-ordinating effective corrective actions and validations.


Essential Experience and Knowledge:

  • Hold a 3rd level qualification in a Food Science related subject.
  • Previous Quality Management experience within the food manufacturing setting. Experience working within the ready meals industry would be an advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of auditing, quality standards and systems, quality management techniques such as HACCP, Process Control, and knowledge of food legislation
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team, leading by example.
  • Experience of managing projects, managing people and colleagues to achieve results in essential.
  • Good IT skills and report writing skills.
  • Experience working with retailers and their audit requirements.
  • Experience working and implementing food safety management systems that comply with GFSI standards including BRC.
  • A passion for food and quality.


CPA Recruitment rebrands as The People Co.

CPA Recruitment has rebranded as The People Co., putting people directly at the heart of its brand.

Established in 1987, The People Co. is an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

Spanning the UK, Europe and North America, the business works with start-ups through to established multinationals, from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level.

The People Co.’s focus, structure, client base, People and locations remain the same as before.

people co

Our Story

Resourcing solutions. Sounds a bit impersonal, doesn't it? That's just not how we role; at The People Co., we're all about people!

Can we help our clients fill their job vacancies? Absolutely.

Can we help our job candidates find the right job? You bet we can.

We’re an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

From our offices in the UK and North America, we work locally and globally with clients from start-ups to established multinationals. And with candidates from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level. All of this is underpinned by our 36 years’ heritage in providing a flexible, bespoke service.

Areas our People cover

From beginning to end, we cover roles across the whole food and consumer goods supply chain. Our team of People - dedicated sector specialists - really know their onions and many have experience of working in the industry themselves.

As well as covering mature areas of the market, we ensure we’re on top of emerging areas, so we can support clients as best we can.


Company info
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE

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