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QA Manager


  • Kerry
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/10/2017
  • Kerry Group
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QA Manager required to manage a team of quality professionals in Listowel. The role will also facilitate compliance with Quality/Regulatory policies, HACCP procedures and product specifications with a primary focus on factory floor activities.


About Kerry

Kerry Group is a world leader in taste and nutrition serving the food and beverage industry globally. We have annualised sales in excess of €5 billion and employ over 24,000 people globally. Founded in 1972 in Listowel, Co. Kerry (Ireland), the Group has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions and has succeeded in achieving sustained profitability.

What Kerry Listowel does:

Located on 10 hectares in Listowel, Co.Kerry, is one of Kerry's largest facilities and is the Group's first site, having been commissioned in 1972. It has been at the forefront of technological developments in dairy ingredients for over thirty years. The Listowel facility processes 500 million litres of milk annually.

Listowel has a comprehensive product offering consisting of Dairy Proteins, Primary Dairy Ingredients, Dry Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Flavours, and Cheese Solutions products manufactured on-site. These product categories can then be applied to a wide spectrum of applications such as Dairy, Bakery, Nutritional Beverages, Savoury snacks, cereals and bars, confectionary, prepared meals as well as ice-cream and frozen desserts.

The site consists of 4 factories:
* Primary Dairy & Whey
* Dry Dairy Ingredients & Flavours
* Wet Dairy
* Retail Spreads

About the Role:

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for quality assurance & control of both raw materials and finished products for a specific unit operation.
This role will provide guidance and on-going support to facilitate compliance with Quality / Regulatory policies, Food Safety Programs (HACCP) procedures and product specifications with a primary focus on the factory floor activities. The individual in this position will promote a high standard of awareness and understanding at site level of all appropriate policies, procedures and product specifications and direct all relevant continuous improvement initiatives.


* Facilitate the development & implementation of Quality Standards by ensuring the necessary training and support is available to the value stream and other functional areas.
* Compliance with Kerry Global HACCP programme and Global Quality Management System.
* Implement relevant quality related systems including:
 - Validation programmes as required
 - Environmental monitoring programmes
 - Kerry change control system
 - CAPA
* Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives
* Develop and maintain effective relationships with customers, external agencies, regulatory bodies and all relevant internal functions
* Prepare facility for quality audits and manage internal & external expectations
* Manage hygiene procedures and promote continuous improvement
* Devise and implement relevant changes to SOPs are required
* Other projects and responsibilities as may be defined


* Diploma or higher in a Food Technology, Microbiology or a related Science related discipline.
* Knowledge of quality Systems: BRC6, ISO 22000:2005, ISO/TS 22022-1:2009 and FSSC 22000.
* Experience and knowledge of HACCP systems.
* Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment is essential
* Strong background in Food Safety and Quality Management Systems.
* Proficient in the use of MS Office tools.
* Excellent written, numerical and verbal skills.
* A demonstrated numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data.
* Ability to drive continuous improvement and change management initiatives.
* Excellent interpersonal, communication, coaching and conflict management skills.

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Ref: 2017-9441_1506067567
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