Sanderson Recruitment
Kildare, Co. Kildare
Location type
At the office
Employment type
Full time
Job type
€30,000 - 33,000
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Quality Technologist - Permanent role - Naas
As a Quality Technologist, your role is to develop and maintain the quality and food safety systems to customer, third party standards, and ensuring adherence to relevant legislation.

Key Responsibilities:
Supplier Management:

  • Maintain supplier records for all raw materials, packaging, and miscellaneous suppliers, including specifications, risk assessments, audits, and approvals.
  • Conduct supplier audits as needed.
  • Evaluate suppliers regularly and provide performance and quality feedback.
  • Manage the approval of new suppliers.
  • Keep the buying team informed about supplier performance.

Customer Management - Specifications:

  • Implement and uphold detailed product specifications and quality standards.
  • Develop and maintain internal factory specifications.

Customer Management - Queries / Complaints:

  • Address customer queries and complaints promptly, involving relevant teams.
  • Represent technical expertise during customer visits.
  • Capture, record, and analyse customer complaints.

QMS & HACCP Systems:

  • Be a key member of the HACCP team, ensuring food safety.
  • Maintain the Quality Management System.
  • Update process documentation as needed.
  • Assist with internal audits for compliance.
  • Participate in external audits and maintain traceability.

Testing Programs:

  • Ensure product evaluations are completed as required.
  • Implement testing schedules.
  • Report non-conformances and drive root cause analysis.
  • Communicate customer requirements and manage quarantined products.

Technical Administration:

  • Maintain records for due diligence and audits.
  • Champion staff training in food safety and quality.
  • Drive process and quality system improvements.
  • Use data for continuous improvement.
  • Implement quality improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with New Product Development.

Skills / Qualifications / Experience:

  • 1-3 years in a similar role in FMCG or food retail.
  • Food Science-related diploma or higher degree.
  • Lead auditor and HACCP certifications preferred.
  • Proficient in communication and data analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety, quality systems, and regulations.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a commitment to improvement.
  • Ability to train and coach employees.
Important Dates
Posted on
08 September, 2023
Application deadline
06 October, 2023

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