Group Quality Manager (Ref: MEGQM)

Position in the Manufacturing, Production and Trades sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 1 April 2021
Job Description:

A large, well established Company based in Durban is seeking a Group Quality Manager to join their dynamic team. The successful incumbent is the focal point for managing and driving all Quality and Quality Management related Systems-, Risk and Food Safety related matters within the respective cluster in strong liaison with the reporting-lines up

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Main job function

Promoting Quality approach, Quality Systems and hygiene approach by transferring Group Quality and QM Systems requirements, Group Quality-programs, and initiatives to the plants or by developing specific initiatives in alignment with Group Quality guidelines in terms of Quality Systems and BRC, Group Quality and local Food safety related topic

Maintaining and developing Quality Improvement Programs

Maintaining a good partnership with the quality organization of our Customers

Facilitating of Quality improvement projects and FMEA workshops

Developing and maintaining of QIP's (Quality Improvement Programs)

Conducting quarterly quality awareness training sessions for Operators and assistance

Participation in the creation plus facilitating the implementation of Group´s Quality and Risk Management, QM-System (Standards like the policy + annexures, procedures) and especially fostering the implementation at newly acquired subsidiaries with local management

Coordinating and providing validated date for internal report to Group Quality with regards to Quality KPI’s, Quality Management Systems and BRC and Group Risk

Ensuring that all employees receive their regular mandatory training in QM and Hygiene -This also applies to new hires

Managing of a proper preparation, participation and monitoring of results for/of all in and external QM and BRC audits, Customer audits, and other external quality related audits

Ensure all regulatory affairs related to food safety. Close cooperation at group level and consistent compliance with existing and new legislation apply at this important field

Harmonization and standardization of processes where possible and feedback sound information and documentation about the process and its KPI’s to group in terms of Quality, QM systems, Risk and others if required

Identify training needs for BRC within the cluster especially focussed on cluster-/divisional leadership teams and consult group for training offers and partners

Ensure BRC Management as per STD requirements

Ensure the coordination of relevant BRC meetings & follow up on action items derived from meetings

Ensure that BRC documentation & records maintained

Ensure that BRC audits are conducted as per STD requirements

Ensure legal compliance within the food regulatory requirements

Ensure the coordination of HACCP Team Risk Analysis

Ensure the coordination of microbiological sampling within BRC areas

Meet quality targets (Quality KPI's - defect cost rate and claim rate), Audit-results and successful pass of QM systems audits (BRC and ISO) hygiene audits, SEDEX, customer audits, other in-and external quality related audits

Consistent positive trend in Quality-related internal statistics (KPI's) and sound analysis of plant-related needs (i.e., status of implementation of Group Standards beside compliance to legal/regulatory/other external requirements)

Coordinating and ensure submission of bi-annual Group business risk assessments



University Degree in Process Engineering, Plastics Technology, Analysis and Lab Technology, Packaging Technology or comparable sound Professional Education (Technician) within at least one of the fields above



Understanding of the manufacturing processes in the flexible packaging industry

Profound knowledge and understanding of lab analytics, statistical data and lab data evaluation

QM Systems Training

BRC Training

Well trained in proven structured problem-solving methods

Very good communication skills

Advanced Presentations skills

Advanced skills in MS PowerPoint and Excel





A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Melanie Els