Quality Manager

Bickford's Australia
162 Cross Keys Road
Salisbury South, SA 5106
Australia
08 8182 1813 (Main Phone)
Job Start Date
7/01/2019
Application Closing Date
16/12/2018
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
Light Domestic Travel
Job Description
Reporting to the Technical Manager and leading a small quality assurance team, the Quality Manager will drive best practice quality and food safety standards across all aspects of operations from raw materials to distribution of finished goods. Responsible for activities at our main facility at Salisbury South, as well as incoming products, the role will partner with operational teams to ensure full compliance to regulatory/statutory requirements, first class quality systems whilst also incorporating lean principles. Acting as both a service provider and business partner, the Quality Manager will develop capability and understanding, facilitate problem solving and drive the quality/food safety agenda through others.

Key to success will be the incumbents’ ability to lead cross functional teams, act at both a strategic and hands on level partner with multiple site managers to achieve desired outcomes. This is a great opportunity enabling you to lead and motivate people cross functionally delivering a quality product loved and enjoyed by Australians for over 140 years.
Job Requirements
To succeed in this position you will have the following experience and attributes:
•A tertiary qualification in microbiology, food science or a related discipline
•A minimum of 5 years’ quality and food safety systems experience
•Understanding and ability to manage and train key stakeholders in HACCP
•Experience with implementing and auditing Quality and GFSI recognised food safety standards
•Practical implementation of food legislation requirements
•Expertise in food microbiology and GMP will be highly regarded
•Exposure to Food and/or Beverage manufacturing is essential
•Experience with lean manufacturing principles will be highly regarded
•Effective project, people and time management skills
•Analytical and problem solving skills to provide correct guidance for business decision
•Excellent reporting skills
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
Employer Contact Information
Make Wines Australia
162 Cross Keys Road
Salisbury South SA 5106
Australia
The Bickfords group is an independently owned collection of companies based in Adelaide, South Australia. From humble beginnings back in 1839, we now have a footprint in over 39 countries.

The team at Bickford’s are proud to offer the highest quality beverage products to consumers, bringing them both tradition and cutting edge innovations. Everyone at the Bickfords group of companies strive to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, pride and passion.

The Bickford’s Australia business unit focuses on the non-alcohol portfolio and includes Australia’s number 1 premium cordial range, originally produced in 1874 and a treasured part of Australia’s heritage. Known for our prize winning cordials and traditional style sodas, the range has grown to include a unique portfolio of contemporary and traditional products including premium juices, soft drinks and syrups. The values of quality and integrity that formed the original Bickford’s vision remain true today and exist in every Bickford’s product.

Vok is our alcohol beverage unit. It has consistently been one of Australia’s fastest growing beverage companies. We own and manufacture a highly awarded portfolio of brands across wine, cider, spirits and ready to drink products. Vok has built a reputation for building brands and returning brands to growth.

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