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Quality Manager

Employer: Suncream Dairies

Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire

Salary: £38,000 per annum

Closing date: 25 Dec 2021

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details

Suncream Dairies, a family-owned ice-cream manufacturing business located in Staffordshire is looking for a Quality Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the food safety, quality and legality of all products including the application and implementation of all relevant food safety and quality systems, ensuring that the site standards are constantly maintained.

Reporting directly to the MD, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Ownership of the HACCP, VACCP and TACCP teams and manuals
  • Development of the site technical team, delivering regular quality meetings
  • Ensuring that all products manufactured are within specification and meet customer requirements, driving compliance and continuous improvement
  • Ensuring all site standards meet the current BRC Global Standard and customer technical requirements
  • Auditing all process records for compliance and reporting on performance
  • Ensuring that CCP’s are being controlled and monitored to the agreed standards
  • Agreeing achievable quality standards with the customer and ensuring they are maintained on an ongoing basis
  • Ensuring site hygiene standards are met and hygiene audits carried out
  • Supporting the stock controller in ensuring the technical integrity of the procurement process
  • Monitoring and auditing the effectiveness of corrective procedures relating to customer complaints
  • Advising, co-ordinating and preparing for third party audits and BRC certification
  • Completing all customer compliance system requirements

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Factory based Quality Management experience in a Chilled Food Manufacturer
  • Experience mentoring and training Quality and Production Teams in all aspects of technical standards
  • Experience, knowledge and a track record of managing teams
  • A high level of flexibility and the ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment
  • BRC and Major Retailer audit experience
  • Strong communication skills, liaising with internal and external contacts
  • HACCP, TACCP and VACCP systems knowledge
  • Experience advising on quality issues, raising non-conformances, completing Root Cause Analysis, and implementing corrective actions

The Company:

  • Family run Ice-cream manufacturer with a rich heritage
  • Supplying retail, wholesale and foodservice sectors
  • Operate across the UK and globally
  • Purpose built BRC rated factory

The salary for this site-based role is £38k per annum and working hours are Monday to Friday within office hours, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business.

If this role is of interest, then please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4593 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability by following this link to Jarvis Johnson.

For further information regarding the position please contact Paul Winfield on