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Food Quality Lead


  • Laois
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 22/11/2012
  • Helen Fogarty
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Food Quality Lead required for Glanbia Agribusiness, Portlaoise


Glanbia Agribusiness is currently recruiting for a Food Quality Lead.  This vacancy has arisen from our exclusive partnership with Sturm Foods for the supply of a premium oats product. Sturm Foods are a leading US company with a diversified product portfolio.  Their McCann Irish Oatmeal brand is positioned at the premium end of the US oatmeal Market.  The Food Quality Lead will be based in a stand-alone, food grade oats mill in Portlaoise on the site of our existing feed mill.

 Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Develop, implement and manage a best practice food manufacturing quality management system for the food plant
  • Put processes in place to ensure finished product is to spec by setting goals /metrics, capturing data, analysing results and agreeing and recording corrective actions
  • Continuously measure quality processes and systems to ensure compliance
  • Manage and coordinate the testing required within the analytical laboratory
  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Liaising with customers regarding quality issues
  • Interaction with internal departments ensuring best practice is strictly adhered to across the plant
  • Full responsibility for preparation and readiness for external audits including customers, BRC and FDA
  • Develop SOP's and training to ensure that the production team focus on quality compliance, quality issue prevention, record keeping and quality performance measurement
  • Monitor Quality KPI's to measure and identify quality performance trends
  • Proactively identify and close out corrective actions to deal with quality issues
  • Reporting on customer complaints, other quality issues and corrective actions
  • Maintaining and building key relationships with ingredient suppliers

Ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Food Science / Food Technology Degree or equivalent in a related discipline
  • 3+ years experience in a Food manufacturing environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of quality systems, accreditations, and analytical lab equipment validation
  • Exceptional knowledge of food quality standards and environmental standards
  • Experience in developing and implementing quality systems and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to influence at all levels within an organisation
  • Proven ability to build and maintain cross functional relationships
  • Driven and motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent planning and organisational ability
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

If you are interested in the above position and believe you have the experience required to fulfill the role, please forward you're C.V. on or before Friday 23rd November 2012.

Ref: Agri Food Qual Lead
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