Bury St Edmunds Closing Date: 2021-05-25 Ref: PILDE606154
Delivering business success through our people
We are currently recruiting for a Quality Systems Manager to become a key member of the Site Technical Management team. Reporting into the Site Technical Manager you will be responsible for maintaining the site Quality Management System (QMS) documentation and internal audits to ensure compliance with internal, Customer and third party assurance scheme requirements and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
Key responsibilities are:
Maintain, update and improve the QMS for the site to ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external standards.
Review new or updated internal and external Food Safety, Quality and Integrity standards and update the QMS accordingly. This includes certification standards as well as customer policies.
Co-ordinate the programme of Senior Management Review meetings including management of actions arising to ensure effective close out.
Co-ordinate the development and implementation of the QUOR paperless QMS system.
Manage the internal audit schedule to deliver compliance with legislative, BRC and customer policy requirements.
Manage and maintain a robust system to record and close out corrective actions arising from internal and external audits.
Support the site Technical Manager and their team in the investigation of serious complaints and incidents.
Participate as a member of the HACCP Team and co-ordinate the maintenance of the site HACCP plan.
Ensure that a HACCP plan is in place for all new products prior to launch.
Support development of raw material and packaging integrity and vulnerability assessments, finished product allergen database and raw material database.
Assist the Technical Manager and their team with the preparation of reports relating to Food Safety, Quality and Integrity.
Deputise for the site Technical Manager in their absence.
The successful candidate will ideally hold a food science or technical qualification or have relevant experience. An internal or third party audit qualification and HACCP training to Level 3 or 4 are desirable. You require a strong working knowledge and previous experience of managing Food Safety and Quality Systems. Knowledge of retailer Food Safety, Quality and Product Integrity Standards, is desirable. You will have strong interpersonal skills, be highly organised with excellent attention to detail in written work.
We value our workforce and are fully committed to developing our people and allowing them to show their full potential. If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you.