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Head of Quality (MALTA based) Food Manufacturing

Posted by i-Placements on 11.14.2017
Job ID: 1156995
Location: London, London, United Kingdom
Job Category: Executive Positions, Manufacturing Operations, Retail & Consumer Products
Salary: €70,000.00 per year
Job Views: 85039
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Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.14.2017


Food Services-Hospitality: Food & Beverage Serving, Food Preparation-Cooking, Front Desk-Reception, General-Other: Food Services, Guest Services-Concierge, Guide (Tour), Host-Hostess, Restaurant Management, Wine Steward (Sommelier)
Manufacturing-Production: Assembly-Assembly Line, Audio-Video Broadcast & Postproduction, Equipment Operations, General-Other: Production-Operations, Hazardous Materials Handling, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Operations, Layout, Prepress, Printing, & Binding Operations, Machining-CNC, Metal Fabrication and Welding, Moldmaking-Casting, Operations-Plant Management, Production-Operations Planning, Scientific-Technical Production, Sewing and Tailoring, Telecommunications Administration-Management, Waste Pick-up and Removal
Quality Assurance-Safety: Building-Construction Inspection, Environmental Protection-Conservation, Food Safety and Inspection, Fraud Investigation, General-Other: Quality Assurance-Safety, ISO Certification, Occupational Health and Safety, Production Quality Assurance, Six Sigma-Black Belt-TQM, Software Quality Assurance, Vehicle Inspection

Job Description


********Please ONLY APPLY if you have a QUALITY MANAGER Background from a Food Manufacturing background ******  All applications from outside of this will be UNSUCCESSFUL.

************ BASED IN MALTA *************

On offer:  Salary up to 70,000 Euros + 20-25% Bonus

Relocation covered for the successful applicant

This appointment, based in MALTA - is responsible for developing strategically the QUALITY function, by ensuring implementation, monitoring and measuring of solid quality systems to support the Food Control business.

You must have worked in a similar role.  All applications from outside of FOOD MANUFACTURING will be UNSUCCESSFUL.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead & ensure adequate implementation of established systems, procedures, protocols to provide consistent consumer satisfaction, product quality, food safety, HACCP, Allergen controls, FSSC 22000, Quality Management System and Quality Management Monitoring Systems.
  • Ensures quality throughout all the stages of the product life cycle (from product development up to product monitoring) in order to drive a zero quality defect tolerant culture.
  • Develop and implement the Quality department's strategy, to ensure it meets with the business requirements & customer deliverables, as well as ensuring the departmental performance against goals.
  • Overall responsibility and constant focus to maintain adequately & effectively the FCP certification programs (including FFSC, IS and Halal)
  • Routinely works with cross-functional groups such as R&D, Process Support, Regulatory, Operations, S&M, Engineering & Purchasing to establish and to achieve business objectives.
  • Provides support for new Contract Manufacturing site approval process.
  • Monitor qualitative performance & implement intervention strategies where standards fall below minimum expectation.
  • Ensure that all activities are performed in accordance to all applicable EU/Local regulations, GMP, company SOPs & Health and Safety policies.
  • Constantly monitors & reports Quality KPI’s.
  • Ensure the availability of adequate competent resources to carry out the review and approval of batch documentation in accordance to the company’s procedures & GMP requirements.
  • Maintains network of internal & external food safety experts to draw from when working with unfamiliar / new food processing technologies.
  • Act as the key customer interface in relation to Quality Performance and Quality Management.
  • Responsible for evaluation and resolution of customer / consumer product quality issues.
  • Manage the Quality team providing direction, motivation & leadership whilst ensuring to develop the team to meet current and future business needs.
  • Embedding a Quality driven culture within the entire organisation.


A Master of Science degree in Food Science or a related / similar field (Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry)


·        Minimum of 10 years of quality assurance experience within food manufacturing operations

·        Minimum of 5 years in a quality management role (leading food safety & food quality programs), auditing certification/experience is highly recommended.



·        Ability to learn new food processing technologies & determine critical food safety aspects alone or through consultation with internal /  external experts as appropriate.

·        Development of QA/QC strategy & solid quality management systems.

·        Excellent knowledge in Food Regulation & Quality Standards including HACCP, FSSC2200, BRC, Halal, Kosher.

·        Effective upkeep of quality certifications & standards.

·        Provides expert advice on Quality within the company.


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