VACANCY: QUALITY MANAGER



The Quality Manager is responsible for overseeing and leading the work of the Quality Team in the QA department for a particular customer on site. You will be prepared to carry out internal audits on a routine basis & maintain Quality Control / HACCP procedures on a daily basis. Knowledge of BRC, Global Gap, IOFGA & Bord Bia standards is desirable & leading out scheduled & unscheduled technical audits.


Supervisory Duties:

· Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.

· Coach employees for performance.

· Ensure all Quality related matters are communicated to management.

· Ensure all the quality records for the production floor are covered in document control and are updated when required.

· Hold weekly Quality Team meetings.

· Ensure GMP/Glass and Hard Plastic Audits are carried out monthly.

· Ensure Shelf-Life monitoring is completed on a scheduled basis and any trends communicated to the procurement department.

· Ensuring Supplier Approval is kept up to date and all suppliers hold 3rd party accreditation. Highlight to the procurement department if any supplier is out of their accreditation date.


Quality Duties:

· Carrying out quality inspections on produce at intake, during production and finished product stage. Complete attaching quality reports accordingly.

· Completion of daily record keeping that maintains Quality management Systems, E.g. Scales/temperature checks, etc.

· Sending Quality reports to Suppliers daily and reviewing raw material quality on a continuous basis.

· Communicate details to the Quality/Production/purchasing teams on the quality/shelf life of produce being received by MPC.

· Ensuring HACCP (food safety) principles are continuously met for product safety and process control.

· Ensuring good manufacturing and housekeeping practices are in place at all times including completion of routine cleaning check sheets when required.

· Liaising with the Supervisors, Line-Leaders, General Operatives and Buyers on quality of produce on a daily basis.

· Maintain customer and supplier specifications for all products.

· Ensuring BRC, Global Gap and TFMS requirements are maintained as set down in the relevant standard.

· Carrying out internal audits on a routine basis/ when required.

· Endorses an “Audit Ready Every day” and Customer Focussed Culture

· Ensuring and cross-checking traceability for each delivery and contact all foreign suppliers to obtain traceability in advance.

· Communicate your work plan and envisaged daily and weekly tasks with Management in advance

· Assist management with any ad hoc duties requested or in their absence.


Key Experience and Skills:

· 3rd Level qualification in relevant Discipline

· Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a managerial position is essential

· Minimum of 3 years’ experience within a food manufacturing environment

· Prior Supervisor experience is essential

· BRC / IFS Food Safety Certification, HACCP, Bord Bia, Food Service and Retailer Codes of Practices and food manufacturing is essential

· Knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma Principles

· Ability to delegate to a team but also ability to work on own initiative

· Must have excellent communication skills both oral and written

· Computer literate

· Quality Risk-based thinking and decision making

· Must be able to prioritise and organise tasks

· Natural ability to work in team-oriented environment


If you are interested in applying for this position and have the relevant competencies, please send your CV with a cover letter to meadehr@meadefarm.ie