Food Safety & Quality Technical Specialist

  • €35000 - €42000
  • Head Office & Supply Chain
  • Dublin

Food Safety & Quality Technical Specialist

Our client, a 100% Irish owned food group is seeking an ambitious Food Safety & Quality Technical Specialist to join their Food Safety and Quality team in their central distribution centre in North Dublin. The purpose of this Food Safety & Quality Technical Specialist job is to provide Food Safety & Quality support at each of the stages along the supply chain.

Salary – €35-42k DOE

Responsibilities of this Food Safety & Quality Technical Specialist job

  • Work with Fresh Produce Trading Manager to ensure Fresh Produce suppliers comply with food safety regulatory requirements, and are approved to agreed timeline to meet target of NPD development plans
  • Approval of new Fresh Produce suppliers through vendor questionnaire, arranging a site audit to check elements of their FS&Q system.
  • Setting up assessment schedules for key suppliers of Fresh Produce, carry out audits & assessments in line with the schedules. Reviewing quality performance of products during Supplier visits.
  • Responsibility for Quality System documentation required for handling and managing Fresh Produce, including Spec (QAS) for in-house SOP’s & QC documentation.
  • QC testing of Own Brand products to agreed sampling plan against Quality Assessment Specifications, and effective closure of non-conformances with suppliers
  • Manage QA investigation process for Customer Fresh Produce Quality Complaints and Supplier Non-conformances by coordinating the investigation process with Suppliers and Warehouse Operations.

Experience required for this Food Safety & Quality Technical Specialist job

  • Science/ Food Science Qualification Essential
  • Technical Quality experience in Fresh Produce
  • Auditing techniques
  • ISO/ HACCP systems knowledge
  • Flexibility, quick learner, problem solver, good communication and good organisational skills.
  • Full Driver’s License and access to own car is desirable

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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