Quality Assurance Manager


  • As a key member of the Leadership Team, contribute to the overall strategic planning and day to day management of the operation leading to the development of a World Class Manufacturing Operation.
  • Ensure that Food Safety, Quality, Safety and Environmental Systems are in place and comply with Company and Regulatory Requirements. This includes the management of the Water Treatment and Effluent Pre-Treatment operations, plus the responsibility for Security and Waste Management contracts.
  • Ensure that Raw Material, Packaging and Product Quality meet Company and Business Requirements.
  • Ensure that Formula and Technical Master Data Management, together with Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Management, meet Company and Business Requirements.
  • Ensure that the Quality Assurance Function has the capability and expertise to deliver the required business support.
  • Develop and maintain a strong technical network with key Company and business stakeholders.
  • Manage the Budget, identify cost effective strategies and drive Value Creation and Lean Initiatives.
  • Work with Corporate Management to develop, interpret, and apply Food Safety and Quality plus Safety and Environmental Policies.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a high tech, large volume, manufacturing environment, typically beverages, pharmaceutical, food or healthcare.
  • 3 years’ experience in a senior management position as head of a Quality Assurance function.
  • Management of multi-disciplinary technical quality teams.
  • Fully familiar with all regulatory and best practice with regards to the following: quality system development (e.g. TCCQS, ISO, HACCP); statistical process control training and application; developing and implementing quality improvement programs; compliance and system auditing; knowledge of GMP and development and/or validation of manufacturing or laboratory processes or in food product development or regulatory role.
  • Strong communication, leadership, problem solving, planning and execution, project management, performance management, systems thinking, and strategic planning skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities and implement them using individual and cross-functional team projects.  Technical skills should include regulatory requirements, formula management, beverage and process technology, quality systems, process improvement, auditing, statistics and validation protocols.
  • Management across a multi-functional and global organization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including influencing, listening, team work and building value-based relationships.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills, with ability to manage and prioritise multiple conflicting demands.


  • Degree in Science subject, preferably Chemistry, Food Science, Food Technology or similar.
  • M. Sc or PhD preferred.

Your Recruitment Consultant is Sean Winstanley

Sean Winstanley
Sean joined Arcon Recruitment in early 2018 as our Specialist Technical Recruiter. Originally from the UK, now settled in Ballaghadrereen, Sean brings a wealth of recruitment experience in the IT / Technical arena. Sean has developed excellent skills account managing international, high profile clients solving their recruitment dilemmas.