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QA Manager - Karawang

Requisition ID 22614
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.

About the role

Reporting into the QA Lead, you will have overall responsibility for the area of Quality Assurance – you will also have knowledge of Hygienic design, Plant commissioning/ validation, Quality Management Systems, Food Safety & Legislation Compliance and MUI and local registration.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with project and operations team for green field plant construction and ensure proper hygienic design is optimized.
  • Key responsible for plant commissioning/ start-up and production line validation e.g. IQ, OQ and PQ including process validation and plant hand over from project to operations team.
  • Manage and overview all quality control and quality assurance function from end-to-end process.
  • Maintain Quality Management Systems and HACCP system adhering to Kerry manufacturing standards, Food safety & Quality system standards i.e. GMP, HACCP, AIB, FSSC, SQMS, Yum’s, ISO 17025 (advantage) and to ensure customer requirements fully complied.
  • Lead investigation of non-conformance, deviation, customer complaints and ensure the corrective/ preventive action effectively in place.
  • Review and report KPIs to management on weekly/ monthly basis, analyse trends, investigate any KPI failure and develop & implement corrective actions.
  • Manage chemical/ microbiological laboratory and lead environmental monitoring program (EMP) implementation.
  • Support team for local government BPOM/ HALAL registration and ensure FG/ RM are complied with local food regulation.
  • Active participate in preparation and organising site for all audits ensuring resolution of previous actions through cross-function teams including participate in other site system implementation e.g. HSE audit and etc.
  • Communicate and promote awareness on GMP/ IPM to all staff and management.
  • Participate, guide and co-ordinate with all related department to achieve the best hygiene/ sanitation practices.
  • Manage and support Customer requests such as questionnaires, requests for technical data etc.
  • Establish and encourage the effective department training programmes and act as a Coaching Manager in developing talent in the QA department.
  • Lead, monitor and motivate team performance and develop their skills & knowledge.
  • Manage and support annual training program related to Quality / Food Safety / legislation
  • Establish and implement Global / APMEA initiatives, projects, continuous improvement and strategies e.g. Intelex, Golden Six, Quality culture environment and etc.
  • Act as contact point for external and internal communication including regular customer meeting.
  • Continuously participate/ seek opportunities on cost savings without affecting quality of analysis.
  • Additional responsibility per superior assignment.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ Food industry experience - working knowledge of Food Safety and Legislation essential
  • Experienced in green field or brown field commissioning and hygienic design are most advantageous
  • Experienced in flavor production e.g. spray dry, liquid and etc. is advantageous.
  • Experienced in Analytical Laboratory Testing – a Microbiology background is very advantageous
  • Expertise and strong experience in Quality Assurance & Quality Management System and Food Safety System.
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental monitoring program (EMP)
  • Knowledgeable and intensive experience in auditing
  • Experience in Vendor assurance programme / vendor auditing
  • Knowledge and experience in pest management
  • Good communication skills in English (oral and written)

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