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Quality Assurance Specialist

Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Belview, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia



Quality Operations Manager - Belview



Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


Reporting to the Quality Manager, Belview, the overall purpose of this new role is to drive the elimination of defects against Belview’s quality standard across all functions. This is a lead role in driving a ‘right first time’ culture and performance in the Belview plant by ensuring that GI Belview processes and operations meet customer requirements. The role will involve collaboration with all functions to continuously improve performance to quality standard and to drive all CAPA (corrective and preventative actions) to timely completion.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leading Quality Management activities across Plant Operations
  • Audit quality practices and processes within the site focusing on the prevention of deviations
  • Ownership of the site CAPA process including assignment of effective RCA’s (root cause actions) for all process deviations to the appropriate owners and driving these action owners to deliver robust CAPA to agreed timelines. Deviations include:-
    • Plant events
    • Out of specification QC in-process and finished product results
    • Customer complaints
    • Audit actions both internal and external
  • Drive the daily evaluation of quality targets and standards and work with function heads to ensure systems are in place to deliver zero defects to the Belview standard.
  • Lead role in the daily review of QC data to establish trends and eliminate OOS issues before they arise. Key responsibility to ensure the quality and production teams are fully aligned on all in process and finished product specifications.
  • Ensure employees are trained to the correct standard to carry out their full range of duties in Quality Assurance, Quality control and Food Safety
  • Oversee CCP’s & QCP’s verification
  • Work closely with other business units in Glanbia Ingredients Ireland in delivering quality processes with respect to customers, production and suppliers


Key Requirements:

  • Degree in Science, Engineering or equivalent ideally.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a large Dairy, Food or Pharmaceutical company with relevant experience in Quality Assurance, Food Safety & Process Improvement in an operational environment
  • Aptitude for operational processes, working with cross- functional teams, Lean and continuous improvement
  • Experience in Auditing and facilitating Corrective Action, preferably in a Dairy / Food production environment
  • Demonstrate high technical ability and attention to detail to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office suite & a working knowledge of SAP)
  • Strong communications with multi-functional  stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Dairy products, processes and recipes an advantage
  • Possesses motivational skills oriented towards encouraging people’s best performance possible


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link with an up to date resume.


Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -