Fresh Cut Quality Assurance Manager

Leaderbrand is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and diverse horticultural businesses. As we take on new markets and new initiatives, we need fresh ideas and expertise. Our fresh products are in high demand and we are expanding.
We are are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager for our Fresh Cut Salad business based in Gisborne. This role reports through to the LeaderBrand Produce Technical Manager. The successful applicant will need to engage, motivate and work closely with all parts of the Fresh Cut business to ensure that all products, processes and best practice food safety and quality systems are identified, developed, deployed and documented.
The successful candidate will have significant QA experience, be familiar with the principles and requirements of GMP and HACCP systems and a have a working knowledge of continuous improvement techniques. Experience with systems that must comply with the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Programme would also be an advantage. We are seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and proven experience working as part of a high performing team. 
The following attributes are what the ideal applicant would possess:
Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment and knowledge of food safety HACCP systems is essential 
Strong regulatory skills
Managing the internal auditing schedule ensuring all planned audits are completed on time with findings closed out
Proven ability to lead, manage and build a cohesive team 
Experience of with the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Programme is preferred 
Food Technology or Science degree 
Well-developed problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills, and strong organisational and planning skills
Leading a small quality assurance team, providing guidance and advice to achieve the highest standard
This is a new site in which the owners have invested heavily in state of the art equipment. You will be seen as the expert in the area of food safety, quality & compliance within the Fresh Cut business. This is a hands on, results focused, critical role where the successful applicant will need to make a difference from the start.
Relocation package considered for the right candidate.

Leaderbrand is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and diverse horticultural businesses. As we take on new markets and new initiatives, we need fresh ideas and expertise. Our fresh products are in high demand and we are expanding.

 

We are are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager for our Fresh Cut Salad business based in Gisborne. This role reports through to the LeaderBrand Produce Technical Manager. The successful applicant will need to engage, motivate and work closely with all parts of the Fresh Cut business to ensure that all products, processes and best practice food safety and quality systems are identified, developed, deployed and documented.

 

The successful candidate will have significant QA experience, be familiar with the principles and requirements of GMP and HACCP systems and a have a working knowledge of continuous improvement techniques. Experience with systems that must comply with the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Programme would also be an advantage. We are seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and proven experience working as part of a high performing team. 

 

The following attributes are what the ideal applicant would possess:

Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment and knowledge of food safety HACCP systems is essential 

Strong regulatory skills

Managing the internal auditing schedule ensuring all planned audits are completed on time with findings closed out

Proven ability to lead, manage and build a cohesive team 

Experience of with the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Programme is preferred 

Food Technology or Science degree 

Well-developed problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills, and strong organisational and planning skills

Leading a small quality assurance team, providing guidance and advice to achieve the highest standard

 

This is a new site in which the owners have invested heavily in state of the art equipment. You will be seen as the expert in the area of food safety, quality & compliance within the Fresh Cut business. This is a hands on, results focused, critical role where the successful applicant will need to make a difference from the start.

 

Relocation package considered for the right candidate.