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Quality Assurance Manager

  • QLD - Metro, QLD, Australia
  • Full time
  • Located in Stapylton
  • Full-time position
  • Fantastic leadership role within a large food distribution company!

PFD Food Services began life in 1943 amid the noise and chaos of the Melbourne Fish Markets. Expanding rapidly to meet the demand of an ever growing customer base, we are Australia’s largest family operated Foodservice company with over 800 company owned trucks and customer service focused drivers making daily deliveries.

With an extensive range of fresh meat and seafood, together with frozen products, drygoods, paper products and cleaning solutions for the Foodservice Industry, PFD has proven their unwavering commitment to their customers and are considered a source of innovation, a provider of insight, a solver of problems. In 2021 PFD formed a partnership with another proud Australian company, Woolworths Group.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to manage the Quality Assurance team and oversee the processes to ensure the quality of our products is maintained or further improved where need be.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage a Quality Assurance team to ensure company processes are adhered to at all times
  • Conduct test sampling in accordance with company’s Microbiological Sampling Schedule and any additional testing required
  • Conduct monthly GMP & hard plastics audits for site
  • Raise supplier, internal and customer non-conformances, follow up corrective actions and update national register
  • Monitor verification records; production, warehouse, distribution and highlight gaps to relevant staff members
  • Conduct daily finished product assessments and record results in line with current schedules and requirements.
  • Complete staff training when required to do so, from training modules
  • Induct new staff on food handling and hygiene as per company induction procedure

Knowledge, skills and qualities

  • Food Technology and/or Science Qualification
  • Experience working in a high care production facility desirable
  • Management or Supervisory experience
  • Sound knowledge of HACCP principles
  • A working knowledge of continuous improvement methods and processes
  • Intermediate level of proficiency across the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to pick up internal systems quickly and adapt
  • Able to work in chilled environment and deal with issues in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment
  • Qualification in internal auditing (preferable)
  • Knowledge of GFSI and / or supermarket standards (desirable)

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking).

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, do you agree to undertake employment checks? These checks may include a medical assessment (including a drug and alcohol test), National Police History Check, Working With Children/Vulnerable Groups Check, Licence Validation/Demerit Point Check.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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