Food Safety & Quality Manager

Salary - £30,000 - £33,000
Location - Ballymena
Closing Date -

Job Description

Food Safety & Quality Manager – Ballymena 

Our Industry leading client have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Food Safety & Quality Manager to join their Technical Department in Ballymena.

The Food Safety & Quality Manager will manage the technical & quality processes and procedures within the production environment ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements as well as company KPI’s.

The responsibilities of the Food Safety & Quality Manager will include but not be limited to:

  • Design, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of HACCP based Quality Management System, including recording, storing and retrieval of records to demonstrate product quality, consistency and due diligence using industry best practice, customer best practice, BRC, Third Party / Legislative requirements / recommendations
  • Co Ordinate and Manage HACCP Team and Activities
  • Support the NPD Function to aid successful new product / process development through specifications, product information, reference samples, photographs, Use By schedules, proofing specifications, artwork verification etc
  • Monitoring of factory cleaning and housekeeping and hygiene standards through first-hand auditing on the factory floor and analysis of the Audit Reports and development of action strategies as a result of repeated/trending of non-conformances. Contribution to cleaning specification development
  • Provide technical guidance, training and support to other departments, developing awareness and understanding of technical issues.
  • Product / process / environmental improvements to meet Customer and legislative requirements and progress against internal KPI’s.
  • Management of Corrective action and control of non-conforming ingredients / product, products under hold, reject and returns and speed of action and problem solving.
  • To manage daily quality reports (e.g. KPI reports) for the operation team providing relevant information to facilitate problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with Customers / Statutory Bodies during factory visits and audits providing information required and implementing corrective action where necessary (Management of Next Steps) and the compilation of response reports
  • Management of Product Analysis of routine microbiological, shelf life and chemical results / trends and determination of corrective action / preventative measures as required and response to Customer Out of Specification reports.
  • Management of customer complaints, serious incidents and corrective actions / preventative measures.
  • Developing and maintaining Crisis Management System




The successful Food Safety & Quality Manager will meet the following criteria:

  • Will have experience in a similar FMCG food industry including Auditing experience
  • Will have a working knowledge of BRC Standards, HACCP, Food Legislation and Food Hygiene
  • Hold a 3rd Level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Must have excellent communication skills with a logical logical approach to problem solving

Although not essential it would be highly advantageous if the Food Safety & Quality manager had experience in any of the following:

  • Training & Project Management
  • Advanced Diploma in HACCP Principles
  • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Experience with Internal Auditing


If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Lois for more information on 07864739998

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