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  • DUBLIN 2
  • Job reference number:15426477
  • Client ID:RI/AM16061
  • Posted on:11-FEB-2019
  • Location:TIPPERARY
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Senior Quality and Process Control Manager (food) - County Tipperary.


This role reports to the Technical Manager. This is a plant-based role where positive relationships with operations, production and engineering is a pre-requisite to the success of the role.

• Overall responsibility for implementation and management of Food Safety & Quality Management Systems and Standards including BRC and Customers’ Standard.
• Support the HACCP team: Support the validation of CCP’s and manage the daily verification of CCP’s and OPRP’s.
• Ensure the Food Safety management system is established, implemented, and maintained, including identifying, communicating and reviewing the outcomes of the HACCP risk analysis
• Responsible for setting up continuous improvement and Food Safety initiatives on-site and initiating a culture of Food Safety responsibility across all levels
• Manage all documentation and standards required by both customers and Governing Bodies
• Manage Chemistry and Microbiology Laboratory functions of the factory. Implement appropriate analysis plans for both labs.
• Carry out trend analysis and make recommendations on improvement plans
• Ensure compliance with Customer and Regulatory Standards and Procedures.
• Carry out hygiene audits of the site and monitor and support close-outs
• Development and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to indicate Quality compliance. Employ Quality Improvement Initiatives for the purpose of developing a CI culture.
• Be part of the site Crisis Management Team and support the principal decision-makers regarding product recall or withdrawal
• Be part of the site's Food Defence Team and support the principal decision-maker regarding product recall or withdrawal
• Take responsibility for making decisions regarding the outcome of non-conforming material investigations (and ensuring the appropriate actions are carried out).
• Work with appropriate staff to ensure that products meet specifications and Food Safety requirements.
• Work closely with the maintenance team for the purpose of PM management and reactive repair of plant.
• Ensure clear communication flows and access regarding new or modified raw material and packaging specifications are across all the relevant departments
• Take responsibility for ensuring Product Information & Labelling for the site is accurate and complies with EU Food labelling legislation.
• Take responsibility for Personnel Hygiene rules for the site, ensuring these are implemented and strictly maintained.
• Work closely with the Pest Control provider on the effective of a good pest control strategy.
• Work closely with detergent supplier for control and monitoring monitoring of Cleaning & Sanitisation of the plant and equipment.
• Support operations in communication flow to the operators on food safety results and/or current issues.
• Develop training programmes for Food Safety and Food Quality for the site.
• Support the maintenance of a fully documented quality management system, which reflects the company’s commitment to Food Quality / Safety.
• Maintain and update the FSMS through regular audits and systems reviews.
• Quality information and reports must be reviewed to ensure that the Company’s commitment to quality is enhanced.
• Ensure that effective and timely corrective action is taken when necessary.
• Liaise with Operational Management on all quality issues and product specifications.

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