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Quality Manager Auckland

Requisition ID 23239
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Key responsibilities

  • Planning, implementing and maintaining product quality improvement programs and encouraging and motivating personnel to contribute and actively participate in these programs
  • Oversee all quality assurance matters with regards to manpower and product quality improvement planning to meet company goals
  • Preparing the company in meeting new regulations and quality standards that the company may choose to implement
  • Monitor and motivate employee performance and develop or upgrade their skills / knowledge
  • Responsible to see that the company complies with quality and HACCP standards and maintain continued certification of the quality and HACCP systems implemented by the company
  • Implement company HSE initiatives and report progress to the functional lead in Singapore
  • Prepare, oversee and participate in customer, quality and environmental audits
  • Initiate the productivity and quality improvement projects together with the other departments
  • Formulate, be in charge and lead the system for the recording evaluation and processing of customer complaints on product quality
  • To ensure the reliability and functionality of the QA Laboratory
  • Responsible for all aspects of quality control activities of raw materials, in-line and finished products
  • Implement approved quality standards and specifications
  • To assist in improving the food safety and technical knowledge of employees, distributors and customers in relation to products
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities as required

Qualifications and skills

  • Degree in Food Science/Technology or related discipline
  • Working knowledge of food laws – must have prior relevant experience in the food industry
  • Understanding of product certification programs such as Kosher, Halal and Organic
  • Understanding policies related to international products
  • Understanding of best practice
  • Understands aspects of TQM i.e. that quality goes beyond the product itself
  • Knowledge of FSSC 22K, HACCP, SPC and AIB product safety systems
  • Understands and champions GMP and GLP requirements
  • Strong Allergen awareness
  • Knowledge of food and facility security requirements
  • Knows how to set up and execute compliance systems
  • Knowledge of developing standard operating procedures

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