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QC laboratory Supervisor


  • Kerry
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 11/09/2017
  • Kerry Group
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Quality Control Supervisor required for our Listowel Plant in Co.Kerry. Overseeing daily operations of the laboratories and managing a team.


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

The Quality Supervisor will report to the Cluster Laboratory manager and will be responsible for the daily operations of the chemistry & microbiology laboratories while ensuring that all activities are conducted to the highest standards. This role will ensure that all lab activities are in line with health and safety policies and documented standard operating procedures.

*Continual review of the lab and identifying areas for review and development.
*The successful individual will build trust through effective leadership and the skilled application of people management processes and open 2 way communications.
*Accountable for the execution of standard procedures in relation to recruitment, selection, induction, building team skills, and engaging with HR where necessary.
*Continuous monitoring of analytical data generated and compliance v's specifications.
*Assessment and achievement of compliance & proficiency performance v's agreed standards and SOPs.
*Responsible for budgetary control.
*Responsible for Laboratory & elements of site accreditation standards as appropriate.
*Accountable for the instrument & equipment calibration as well as testing and troubleshooting to ensure compliance with lab standards.
*Participation in the review of all ongoing performance reports on quality, hygiene, compliance, etc.
*Facilitate the implementation of Quality Standards by ensuring the necessary training and support is made available to the team and other functional areas.
*Optimise the maintenance of consumables inventory levels.
*Completion of in-process and HACCP monitoring to measure & compliance reporting.
*Communication & engagement with other functions as required. E.g. production, engineering, RD&A, purchasing , customer care and supply chain.
*Participation in all continuous improvement initiatives .
*Customer and external audit preparation and participation as required.
*Accountable for completion of RCA and close out of issues / incidents / CAPAS as required.
*Other duties as assigned.


*3rd Level technical qualification in analytical science or related science discipline
*Modern analytical laboratory techniques (ICP,HLPC and NIR)
*Chemical & microbiological analysis experience essential
*Comfortable with analysis of data and reporting
*Computer literacy is essential, including knowledge of LIMS
*Strong attention to detail
*Good communication skills and a team player
*Appreciation for compliance and ability to achieve
*Assertive and independent minded
*Minimum of 3 years in a similar role preferably the dairy or food industry

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Ref: 2017-9421_1503324791
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