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Quality Manager - Auckland

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Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: Auckland, AUK, NZ

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 39347
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SSM1
Posting Type LI


About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

About the role

In this role as of Quality Manager - Auckland, you will oversee all matters related to quality assurance, planning, implementing and maintaining product quality - raw materials, in-line and finished products.

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