QA Manager

Salary: £35K
Sector: Technical
Location: North East England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client, a leading Food manufacturer supplying to retailers and food service are seeking a QA Manager.

The role

• Deputy to Technical Manager.
• Trouble shooting and continuous improvement.
• Factory based role with the overall responsibility to manage the day to day activities of the hygiene and QA team.
• To assist the Technical Manager in ensuring that the site meets the requirements BRC and all retailer Standards.
• To ensure that all products are manufactured to agreed specifications and under safe and hygienic conditions.
• To monitor hygiene and housekeeping standards to ensure company guidelines are met.
• Ensure that the safety of all products is assured by the implementation of recognised HACCP procedures to each production process.
• To be responsible for maintaining all Procedures.
• To liaise with all departments and managements over matters of product quality and food safety and ensure that timely and effective corrective and preventative action is identified and undertaken.
• To support the Technical Coordinator in generation, management of technical documents and review and approve all technical documentation if required.
• To liaise with the Development Manager and Production Manager over production samples.
• To establish and approve Product Quality Standards, acceptance and rejection criteria.
• To assist the Technical Manager in coordination of Resources and Personnel and make arrangements for Customer and Third Party audit Visits.
• To assist the Technical Manager in implementation of the Internal Audit System.
• To assist the Technical Manager in the review and approval of non-conforming product and the Company’s Product Recall System.
• Conduct final inspection of products and coordinate daily taste panels.
• To constantly seek ways to improve Product and Process Quality and Safety.
• To ensure that all personnel pursue safe working practices.
• Maintain, update and close out actions raised on the companies rolling corrective action log.
• To investigate and provide written response to customer complaints or enquiries.
• Support the technical admin team with gathering information for reports.
• To arrange for Quality Review Meetings to be carried out and action points to be expedited.
• Key driver through process audits in reduction of waste.
• Management of benchmarking.
• Key role in training production staff in expected manufacturing standards

The person

• Degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline, preferably food technology/science related.
• Proven experience and performance in a quality assurance role ideally within a fast moving food production environment.
• Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, Hygiene, Quality and BRC system accreditation requirements and ideally basic statistical analysis tools.
• Employee management/relationship experience - ability to engage/motivate subordinates and operational teams
• Auditing and problem solving skills with an eye for detail.
• Practical understanding of food safety systems (BRC, Retailer).
• Capable of working on own initiative & within a team environment.
• Ability to meet demanding deadlines from customers and company.

What’s on offer?

• Salary of up to £25,000 - £32,000 DOE.
• Monday to Friday 08.30 – 17.00.
• Work place pension.

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to simon@drnewitt.com or contact Simon Norris on 01312265060.
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