Food Safety & Quality Manager - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Waterford
  • Permanent
  • 3rd May 2024
  • €45,000
  • Ref ID: #41155

Job Description

  • Location: Co Waterford, Waterford
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #41155
  • Salary: €45,000

Food Safety and Quality Manager

To assist in the Food Safety, Quality and Animal Welfare function mission, complying with all relevant legislation and the requirements of all our clients. The job holder will be directly accountable to the FSQ Manager for assistance in the management of these activities according to the standards agreed by the business, whilst supporting the team and quality culture within the department. The job holder will help and support at all times, the integrity of the Company through positive and constructive actions and attitude. Support and assist in the production of Safe, Quality Product, Adherence to legal and approved standard requirements, and Animal Welfare.

Reporting to: Group FSQ Manager
Role Type: Permanent
Location: Waterford
Salary: DOE

The successful candidate will be based in our primary production facility and will be responsible for:

  • To assist the FSQ Departments in its key business objective, to be “recognised as industry leaders in Food Safety, Quality, Innovation and Animal Welfare.”
  • Help Promote a Culture of Food Safety in the site. This will include support and assist in the Group Food Safety Mission is appropriately communicated and validated across the site. A Supporting Role to be played in the Food Safety Week and support the FSQ Manager on changes and updates of the Food Safety Culture Procedure on site. All Levels of Training Matrix where deemed appropriate.
  • QMS. Supporting the FSQ Manager on the implementation and continuing improvement of the Quality Management System on site. This includes supporting the FSQ Manager with the EQMS system on site, the management of all records, audits, check sheets, Procedures, Manuals, SOP`s. The QMS system is to be reviewed and improved via the site and Internal Audit system. The Quality Manager will Aid and support the FSQ Technical Manager on the implementation of Group Agreed Systems implemented across the site. All Levels of Training Matrix where deemed appropriate.
  • Food Safety. Aid and support the FSQ Manager on the Implementation
  • Support and Aid in the sites Microbiological/Chemical Testing Programme which verifies and validates the sites Quality System, and ensures compliance with Customer, Standards and Legal Requirements. Implement corrective/preventative actions in the event of non-compliances. All Levels of Training Matrix where deemed appropriate.
  • To support and Aid in Animal Welfare Vision – to be recognised as having the Highest Industry Animal Welfare Standards in our Livestock Sourcing, in our Facilities and in our Staff Training, Behaviours and Culture.
  • Support and aid the sites FSQ Manager on the management of the Sites Hygiene System. Support the site ensuring they are equipped with the Training, Equipment and Chemicals to ensure required levels of hygiene are met.
  • To aid and support with onsite training and documentation for Hygiene and SOP training across all departments.
  • To support and aid the FSQ Manager on the Preventative Maintenance plan for the site.

Your role will see you tackle a wide range of business challenges in a busy food production environment.

The ideal Candidate will have or demonstrate:

  • 3rd Level Qualification in a Food Science or related discipline
  • Have an in-depth knowledge & understanding of HACCP and its use to create a food safety management system.
  • Have a clear understanding of the legislation relating to food production and animal welfare.
  • Understanding of key customer requirements, audit standards & processes.
  • Have strong knowledge of animal welfare theory and legislation and be able to put theory in this area into practice.
  • A working knowledge of audit standards
  • Excellent understanding of Food Safety & Quality processes and Quality Management
  • Keen interest in helping lead and development a team to deliver high standard
  • Ability to make decisions, help develop strategy and drive our Quality and Animal Welfare agenda
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to positively influence at all levels of the business
  • Self-motivated, professionally driven approach to problem solving with the ability to deliver improvements
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise based on the needs of the business


For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of  Daniel Kirwan or email [email protected]
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456