Quality Systems Coordinator

About the company
Our client, a well-known manufacturer and exporter of premium high-risk food products based in the Auckland region, is looking for a Quality Assurance Coordinator to join their team.

About the role
Reporting to the Technical Manager and working as part of a team of 6 you will oversee the implementation of NZ regulatory compliance, overseas market access requirements and specific customer standards at the site. As such you will maintain our client’s QMS and provide operations support to incorporate the QMS into their processes. You will look after the positive release of products and manage the microbiological sampling programme. Additionally, you will perform internal audits and take part in external audits.

Your profile
This varied role will suit an energetic and pragmatic candidate with excellent communication and relationship building skills; someone who can be assertive yet diplomatic in handling differing points of view. Our preferred candidate will also have a proven technical background in quality assurance and technical support, preferably with a good understanding of industrial microbiology, RMPs and general hygiene standards.

Key criteria include:

• A relevant tertiary qualification such as food technology/science or similar
• Minimum of 5 years QA/Technical experience in the food or beverage industry
• Poultry or red meat processing experience highly preferred
• Solid understanding of GMP, RMP, HACCP and other regulatory standards
• Experience with the implementation and maintenance of QMS
• Internal auditing experience
• Proven ability to work with colleagues across the business hierarchy

What’s on offer
In return, our client offers a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to develop your skills in this niche company which will value your expertise. Working with a wide range of regulatory requirements, this is an excellent learning role offering broad exposure.

How to apply
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