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Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Assurance Manager

MANAGEMENT

Mar 14th, 12:30

Sundale Free Range Dairy is growing and expanding their footprint! They are award-winning and one of the fastest growing companies in East London. Sundale recently acquired the iconic cheese operation, Cookhouse Creamery and remains the largest employer in the ELIDZ. Sundale supplies milk, yoghurt, cheese, butter, maas, and dairy blends. https://sundale.co.za

Reporting to the CEO, you will be required to manage all aspects of Quality Assurance from raw material to processed products, all laboratory testing and findings, statistical analysis, assessment and updating of quality systems, procedures as well as methods and processes for compliance with quality specifications and customer requirements. Prepare, monitor and control the departmental budget to incorporate into the annual operating plan (AOP).

To this end, you will:- * ensure that planned testing is according to risk assessed method to ensure food safety, GMP and plant hygiene * monitor and respond to customer complaints and requirements * observing and enforcing quality rules and practices * report on laboratory non-conformances * conduct daily and monthly reports * conduct lab work for micro and chemical testing * ensure efficient problem solving according to CAR * support Operations Manager with problems, factory quality, supply and distribution of products *in conjunction with Systems Manager, Hygiene Specialist, Micro and Lab staff prepare and update all raw materials and finished goods quality release specifications whilst tracking lot traceability, product release and item transfers * ensure consumables are ordered on time and is aligned with budget * implement and maintain a statistical analysis and process control program to continually manage and improve the quality of products * establish the HACCP risk analysis procedure to proactively maintain in-process HACCP system for all new and processed products * encourage and manage interactive involvement by all Quality staff.

Prepare for, coordinate and manage customer, quality, and regulatory facility and quality systems audits; monitor and maintain the corrective and preventive action program for troubleshooting production concerns and customer product issues; ensure all quality records and systems are updated and meet GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) standards and requirements. Inspect 3rd party manufacturers / co-packers to meet all HACCP and quality standards and expectations.

We specifically require a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Food Sciences or related field (dairy science is advantageous, but not essential) with minimum5 years’ experience in the spoilable foods manufacturing/processing industry. You are confident when in a customer-facing position as well as your communication as part of the senior management team. This role calls for an individual who can demonstrate exceptional leadership in the Quality area as well as the ability to lead the change management required to action the necessary step-change and continuous improvement. You have all the necessary experience and exposure to TQM, HACCP, SQF or FSSC 22000, statistical process control and analysis. Additional relevant qualifications or certifications will be to your advantage.

Sundale takes notice of each and everyone in the business and recognise top performers. So come on down to the Eastern Cape where the additional benefits of coastal living cannot be underestimated.

Nicolene Di Bartolo Management Appointments are retained to manage this assignment. Please direct all enquiries or CVs to monalisa@nicolenedibartolo.co.za by not later than Friday, 29th March 2019.

Enquiries: 0214668900 – PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT SUNDALE DAIRY DIRECTLY. 

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