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Quality Manager


  • Cork
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/10/2017
  • Kerry Group
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This is full time Quality Manager role based in our Charleville site in Co. Cork.


Quality Manager Charleville

About Kerry

Kerry Group is a world leader in ingredients and flavours serving the food and beverage industry globally, and a leading supplier of added value brands and customer branded foods to the Irish and UK markets. We have annualised sales in excess of €5 billion and employ over 24,000 people globally. Founded in 1972 in Listowel, Co. Kerry, the Group has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions and has succeeded in achieving sustained profitability.

We supply over 15,000 food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Kerry prides itself on continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area of the business, striving to enhance leadership positions in our consumer foods business and across global food and ingredients markets. We are looking for people with ambition, vision and a commitment to excellence in a dynamic business environment to achieve and sustain this growth on a long-term basis. In return we offer stimulating and rewarding careers from employee to management to leadership levels in a global food organization

About Charleville:

Charleville is a multi-plant site; Canning (Infant Milk Formula), Cheese-Strings and the Powder plant. Charleville is a key operations site for Kerry's Nutrition Development platforms. The food ingredients products include skim milk powder for the infant and nutritional sector, functional dairy ingredients for the confectionary industry and a range of cheese powders for the savory snack market. In addition the factory produces a range of tailor made cheese solution products for customers across Europe.

Overview of 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
  • Other projects and responsibilities as may be defined
  • 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


  • 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 analyze 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: 2017-9594_1506067595
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