• Technical, Quality & NPD
  • Mid Wales

Quality Manager – £40000 – 884209


  • Day to day running of the quality control lab team with delivery of timely, accurate and precise analytical results. Setting priorities for the team to meet business requirements.
  • Management and review of laboratory data demonstrating effective communication of any escalated adverse trends or significant issues in a timely manner.
  • Lead and contribute to investigations of NCR’s, NCP, complaints or adverse trends.
  • Support as a subject matter expert within continuous improvement A3 problem solving workshops and investigations.
  • Management of site due diligence programmes e.g. Product Micro, Chemical testing; adherence to testing schedules.
  • Timely release of conforming product post quality control activities ensuring SLA is achieved.
  • Champion of ISO standards and compliance across all laboratory testing activities and requirements, ensuring these are up to date and accurate at all times.
  • Manual holder for all laboratory documents within the Quality Management System.
  • Adherence to the PDR process including the laboratory team development and succession planning, in line with the company’s core values
  • Management of adherence to GLP.
  • Responsible for ensuring training and delivery plans are in place.
  • To ensure the team are also aware and working in a safe manner to comply with Health, Safety and Welfare requirements.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the HACCP pre-requisite programme and the HACCP food safety programmes, promoting a food safety culture.
  • Internal audit and verification of business processes according to the defined schedules with the emphasis on manufacturing, quality and technical.
  • Lead and contribute to investigations and resolution of quality, technical and manufacturing related problems.
  • Providing advice and resource to support CI A3 problem solving workshops and investigations.
  • Drive Continuous improvement and promote a Food Safety Culture throughout the business
  • Development and maintenance of hygienic controls and expectations of laboratory working practices and environment.
  • As manual holder for laboratory documented information (forms, work instructions, records) ensuring these are reviewed and kept up to date and accurate against standards and customer requirements at all times.
  • To complete objectives set through the performance review process (PDR) and other reasonable ad hoc duties that may be requested from time to time.
  • Adherence to the PDR process and effective delegation of quality objectives across the team. Supporting the development of team career activities and team succession planning.




  • Ideally educated to a degree level within a food science, food technology or microbiological discipline
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a technical supervisory or management role within the food industry
  • Experience in the operation, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and methodologies.
  • Experience with food and feed safety management systems and with dealing with customer audits and external certification audits (eg.ISO9001, FSSC22000, FEMAS, ISO17025)
  • Qualifications: Lead Auditor – (preferable, but not an absolute requirement).
  • Minimum Intermediate HACCP or equivalent (preferable, but not an absolute requirement).
  • Experience of electronic document management


Person Specification

  • Always seeking to achieve continuous improvement – inherent dissatisfaction with average performance.
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently in order to achieve common goals.
  • Systematic and logical approach, without negatively affecting creativity and vision.
  • Ability to work accurately, calmly and objectively under pressure.
  • Develops effective relationships with a collaborative approach and ways of working.


To apply for this job email your details to info@rp-ltd.com.

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