Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of Quality Assurance Lead.

Reporting to, the Head of Quality, the Quality Assurance Lead is responsible for driving and maintaining best practice standard for manufacturing. He/She will co-ordinate all the activities of the site QA team to meet customer requirements and QA compliance targets through communication & coaching of our internal customers.

Core responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to: Attend Stage Gate & Spec review meetings;
Assign and complete investigations into customer complaints;
Site point of contact for customer visits and audits (including internal audits);
Quality performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis at the relevant forums;
Audit feedback, quality issues and quality developments (i.e. legislation changes );
Measure close out of technical issues, NC?s, CAPAs, Supplier issues, Hygiene, Documentation;
Maintain accreditation & liaise with DAFM on site quality issues;
Ensure production planning is compliant with legislation, standards & customer requirements;
Manage and continuously improve the entire QA Program for the site including sampling plans, policies, procedures, and specifications, focussing on robust solutions to issues raised;
Develop and instil Food Safety behaviours across the site;
Coach, develop, train and up skill employees in to enhance knowledge and understanding;
Assign team members to relevant projects, PS, meetings.

Candidates for this position must possess:

Science Degree in a relevant discipline;
5-10 years? experience in a Food Manufacturing Environment;
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
A Team player with the ability to influence others at all levels in the organisation;
A coaching mindset to promote excellence of the best practice standard;
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through team work, motivation and employee engagement;
Results-orientated with a proven record of achievement;
Excellent technical competence with the capacity to effectively analyze issues and problem solve in accordance with our CI philosophy;
A positive, can-do, resilient and flexible attitude;
Awareness of the requirements of the best practice Food Safety Standards, FSC 22000,BRC.

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Lisa Cotter, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Annabella, West End, Mallow, Co Cork (lcotter@dairygold.ie). A full role profile is available upon request.

Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an equal opportunities employer.