Quality Control Manager (CR542)

Our client, an established fresh food supplier to the retail and food services industry seeks to employ a Quality Control Manager to lead a dynamic quality control team.


  • Food Safety and Quality

  • Ensure that food safety & quality procedures are adhered to through traceability

  • Ensure that food safety & quality is not affected by production demands

  • Ensuring the cold chain is maintained

  • Keep all specifications (raw materials & packaging) up to date and draw up new specifications as needed.

  • Technical Reports

  • Trials

  • Ensure that trials (shelf life – organoleptic) are completed when required

  • Compile reports from information obtained in trials

  • Ensure that corrective actions and preventative actions are communicated to Quality Controllers and implemented

  • Assist with the root cause analysis for customer complaints and non-conformances

  • Assist in audit preparation

  • Maintain and improve on the supplier quality assurance program by liaising with suppliers on quality issues.

  • Internal Audits and GMP Audits

  • Ensure that monthly internal audits are done as per schedule

  • Assist in completing appropriate corrective actions for internal audits

  • Ensure that monthly GMP audits are conducted

  • Supervision of Quality Controllers

  • New Product Development

  • GMP

  • Ensuring that general housekeeping is maintained

  • All products to be stored off floor on pallets and away from wall

  • Packaging material to be stored away from raw material on floor

  • Products to be packed in correct packaging material and labelled correctly (batch numbers)

  • Equipment to be returned after shift in a neat and good condition

  • Management of cleaning equipment

  • All cleaning equipment to be stored in respective departments (color coding)

  • Rejected Product - to be placed in designated areas

  • Report sittings of any pests or increase in activity

  • Ensure that clean as you go practices are followed; keep work stations tidy during the day and clean work stations before leaving department for breaks and at the end of your shift.

  • Development, Implementation and Maintenance of HACPP System

  • Food Security

  • Ensure that any threats to food security are highlighted and reported Health & Safety Measures

  • Minimise safety incidents

  • Assist where needed in risk assessments for department


  • 3-5 years as a Quality Manager /Senior Food Technologist

  • At least 2 years’ experience in leadership role

  • Sound knowledge and experience of Total Quality Management Systems & Standards (e.g. ISO 9001)

  • Sound knowledge and experience of Food Safety Standards (ISO 22000, FSSC, BRC, HACCP, PRP's)

  • Food Factory GMP's and monitoring & inspection thereof

  • Sound knowledge of and experience with laboratory and on-line analytical test methods & maintenance of instruments

  • Friendly & Professional Supplier & Customer Relations


R30 000 – R33 000 CTC (includes a pension fund contribution)

Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email CR542 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format, salary expectation as well as your notice period to info@cardosorecruitment.co.za Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.


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