Quality Managers

Job Overview

Quality Manager

I have the pleasure of working with one of Irelands top agri-food company based in the Mid-West producing a wide array of dairy ingredients, consumer dairy products, farm inputs and animal feeds. My Client is looking for a Quality Manager to join their fantastic team. This company is well established and really know how to look after their staff.

What's in it for you?

  • This is a permeant role so full training would be provided to you with an interest taken in your future development.
  • A very competitive salary.
  • Good benefits -pension contributions and life assurance from the outset.
  • A lovely working culture.

What is required of you?

  • Lead the Quality and NPD functions ensuring that the appropriate structures, processes and metrics are in place to deliver optimum performance
  • Management of Lab staff
  • Drive a strong performance ethos within the team through two-way communications, objectives setting, ongoing employee feedback, talent development and performance evaluation.
  • Document control. Updating procedures, records and manuals.
  • Acting as a key contact with customers and auditors. Responsible for putting corrective actions in place and ensuring ongoing compliance with customer specifications and Codes of Practice. Completing Supplier Approval Questionnaires & related documentation.
  • Carry out all other reasonable quality duties as may be assigned by the plant manager and/or the senior management team as required
  • Ensure quality of product and site standards maintained during increased volume and expansion of site, attention to new customer product while maintaining attention on existing customer products
  • Working closely with the commercial team in delivering NPD strategy and achieving NPD targets across a number of categories
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers on quality, technical & environmental concerns
  • Ensure that the company is kept aware of legislative & customer constraints on the business and any standards in terms of quality control and assurance are adhered to
  • Managing the product development process from concept to launch within agreed timelines.
  • Helping to devise critical paths and managing them through the business
  • Planning and management of customer launch calendars
  • Conducting product trials. Achieving desired nutritional levels etc.
  • Sourcing ingredients and packaging for new product lines
  • Develop and monitor the annual budget for the function. Cost Management.
  • Working cross functionally within the company
  • Responsible for putting corrective & preventative actions in place and ensuring ongoing compliance with customer specifications and Codes of Practice.

Qualifications required for this role:

Third level degree in Dairy/Food Science

General Skills

TFMS, BRC Knowledge Desirable

Quality Assurance experience in the food industry

NPD management experience in a related field.

Experience with Irish/International retailers

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