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Quality Systems Coordinator

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.
About the role

We’re currently looking to recruit a Quality Systems Coordinator to join our Taste & Nutrition site in Birstwith! This role not only offers a great opportunity to join an exciting quality team and site, but also a competitive salary and benefits!


Key responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of quality systems and strategy to deliver continuous improvement and promote a quality improvement culture.
  • Ensure all documents are issued, controlled and filed according to the requirements of the quality system.
  • Assist in the investigation of complaints including the necessary reporting, returned materials evaluation & reporting, communication and corrective actions, as per the site customer complaint procedure.
  • Monitor and ensure the internal audits schedule is adhered too and to raise to the QA manager were noncompliance occurs.
  • Maintenance of site procedures, policies and risk assessment, ensuring they comply with company and Customer requirements and are audited in the factory for compliance.
    Work cross-functionally in root cause analysis and investigations following site and product non-conformances. 
  • Facilitate and lead as appropriate and/or necessary the investigation and resolution of non-conformances, ensuring corrective actions are closed out with sustainable resolution in a timely manner and the appropriate evidence provided.
  • Complete KPI’s as required and take part in cross-functional meetings ensuring appropriate Quality representation.
  • Perform routine factory-based food safety and quality standards inspections and audits including (but not an exhaustive list):Mock Product Recalls, Traceability Exercises, Fabrication inspections, GMP, Hygiene Verification audits, Foreign body inspections, layered confirmation audits, logging all non-conformances.
  • Provide guidance, education and support to the department being audited to enable them to self-inspect and ensure they understand the standards required.
  • Be a member of the HACCP Team to ensure system development and compliant to Kerry Group Code of Practices and other prevailing standards.
  • Provision of information to customers in a timely and efficient manner (COA, self-audit questionnaires , reports, general enquiries, technical documentation etc).
  • Liaison with the central recipe technical control functions including the preparation of factory process specifications.
Qualifications and skills
  • Diploma or Higher in a Food Science related subject.
  • Minimum 2 years Food industry experience.
  • Knowledge of the BRC Standard, specific customer standards and how they apply
  • Appropriate qualification & knowledge in auditing, HACCP, training, and food safety/hygiene.
  • PC & administrative skills including Microsoft (Excel/Word/Powerpoint).
  • Well-developed communication skills – able to present written and verbal reports that are understood by the target audience.
  • Customer focused, demonstrating exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Highly self-motivated showing strong self-discipline and a structured approach to practices & improvements.
  • The ability to identify, create local strategy and actively deliver improvements.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment.
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