Quality Assurance Manager

Silven Recruitment
£40-45,000 depending on experience
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Quality Assurance Manager


Job Title: QA Manager

Location: Dorset

Salary: £40-45,000 depending on experience.


Are you an experienced QA Manager with a strong background in food safety and quality assurance? Our reputable agency is currently seeking a skilled and dedicated professional to join a leading food manufacturing company as their QA Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining high standards of quality, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and driving continuous improvement initiatives.

About the Company: Our client is a well-established food manufacturing company that places a strong emphasis on delivering products of the highest quality to their customers. With a commitment to food safety and customer satisfaction, they strive to maintain industry-leading standards. As the QA Manager, you will have the opportunity to contribute to their mission and make a significant impact within their organization.



  • Oversee on-site quality management in accordance with agreed third-party standards, such as BRC Global Food Standard.
  • Conduct internal audits to assess procedures, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), fabric, CCP (Critical Control Points), and identify areas for improvement.
  • Perform trend analysis to identify patterns, implement corrective actions, and enhance overall quality processes.
  • Develop and update procedures, work instructions, and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to align with quality requirements.
  • Respond to customer complaints promptly and effectively, investigating root causes and implementing corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with the NPD (New Product Development) team to conduct kitchen trials and ensure successful product development.
  • Conduct supplier reviews, monitor trends, and communicate effectively with suppliers to obtain root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Actively participate in quality audits, supporting audit team members and providing necessary assistance.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to pest control and ensure effective communication with supporting agencies.
  • Demonstrate and promote a positive food safety culture throughout the organization.



  • Demonstrable compliance with food safety and quality regulations, including experience in liaising with external agencies (FSA/EHO/BRC/Other auditors).
  • Strong influencing skills to drive quality initiatives and ensure adherence to standards.
  • Proficiency in computer literacy, including the ability to analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills for effective communication across all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of products and manufacturing processes, particularly in meat science/technology.
  • Previous experience as a QA Manager or similar role in the food industry.
  • Ability to analyze information, make decisions, and solve problems efficiently.
  • Familiarity with HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles and maintaining HACCP functions.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.



  • Competitive salary ranging from £40,000 to £45,000 per year, depending on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a dynamic and fast-paced industry.
  • Collaborative work environment that values teamwork and innovation.
  • Commitment to employee health and safety.


How to Apply: To apply for this exciting opportunity as a QA Manager, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to our agency at Edward.crampton@silven.co.uk. We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Silven was formed by experienced consultants to bring a high calibre service to the Food & Drink manufacturing sector. A team of personable, dedicated sector experts offering a service based on knowledge, understanding, capability and a determination to deliver for our clients and candidates. Fundamentally a service that we would want to receive ourselves. Providing a full recruitment service to the sector, we complete assignments across senior and middle management roles as well as handling specialist difficult to fill and first line management roles. Functions covered include: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering & Maintenance CI & Projects R&D & Process Development Technical & Quality NPD & Innovation Supply Chain & Planning Hygiene & Health & Safety

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