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Quality Assurance Systems Manager – Food Manufacturing

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Anonymous

Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom
Health Care
Immediate Start
£28k - £35k Annual
Full-Time
Quality Assurance Systems Manager - Food Manufacturing

Location: Derbyshire

Salary: 28-35,000 + benefits

Our Client is a market leading organisation with a fantastic reputation for partnering with the retailers to deliver first class products. As a Quality Assurance Systems Manager you will have full responsibility for advising on all technical aspects of factory production and its environment on relevant shifts, ensuring that all products meet Customer and legal requirements, particularly for food safety. Working with factory team to drive continuous improvement. You will work a day shift and be responsible for all internal auditing procedures for BRC and customer specifications alongside technical services.

The Quality Assurance Systems Manager must be able to react quickly to changing circumstances and make decisions based on fact. They should be independent of outside influence and not to be swayed by external factors. The Quality System Assurance Manager is a hands on role requiring high organisation and the ability to operate at a high level of autonomy.

The role:

Successful new product / process introduction through specifications, product information, reference samples, photographs, Use By schedules, proofing Specs, etc.

Design, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of HACCP based Quality Management System, including recording, storing and retrieval of records to demonstrate product quality, consistency and due diligence using industry best practice, customer best practice, BRC, Third Party / Legislative requirements / recommendations.

Monitoring of factory cleaning and housekeeping and hygiene standards through first hand auditing on the factory floor, analysis of Audit Reports and development of action strategies as a result of repeated / trending of non-conformances. Contribution to cleaning specification development.

Corrective action and control of non-conforming ingredients / product, products under hold, reject and returns and speed of action and problem solving.

Provide technical guidance, training and support to other departments, developing awareness and understanding of technical issues.

Responsible for the management of line Technical Staff, to include recruitment and selection, training and development, performance monitoring, counselling and disciplining.

Product / process / environmental improvements to meet Customer and legislative requirements and progress against internal KPIs

Daily reporting for the operation team, providing relevant information to facilitate problem solving and continuous improvement.

Liaise with Customers / Statutory Bodies during factory visits and audits providing information required and implementing corrective action where necessary (Management of Next Steps) and the compilation of response reports.

Analysis of microbiological and chemical results / trends and determination of corrective action / preventative measures as required and response to Customer Out of Specification reports.

Participation in the internal, independent auditing team as required.

Management of serious incidents and corrective actions / preventative measures

Crisis Management (testing the system).

Water Quality Management.

To work in a manner that actively seeks to reduce any negative environmental impact in relation to the processes and procedures operating within their area and across the wider business e.g. reduction of waste, recycling etc.

The person:

Degree educated or equivalent

Experience in similar FMCG food industry, including auditing experience.

Working knowledge of ISO 9000; BRC standard, HACCP, Food Legislation, and Food Hygiene.

Previous experience of managing a team

Training, project management and coaching skills.

Able to demonstrate experience in establishing & maintaining relationships with Customers, external contacts, management colleagues etc.

Advanced Diploma in Applied HACCP Principles.

Advanced Food Hygiene

Internal Auditing

Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation, and organisational skills.

Team leadership qualities and personal development skills.

Initiative, self-motivated, well organised and assertive.

Logical approach, excellent problem solving and decision making skills.

Report writing and procedural writing skills.

Able to demonstrate a good record of achievement.

To apply please email your CV

Reference: 614841213