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Food Safety Auditor

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22924

Our Client a major multinational based in Sligo are looking to hire a Food Safety Auditor.

The Role

As the Food Safety Auditor you will be tasked with reducing the food safety risk in the manufacture and distribution of all products produced within the organisations third party manufacturing (TPM) portfolio.


  • Ensures quality infrastructure and standards are in place and maintained at global TPMs to meet product compliance requirements.

  • Perform annual quality system and manufacturing process surveillance audits to applicable standards, regulations and company procedures / policies.

  • Prepare audit reports that establish the outcome of the audit and detail the non-conformances identified during the audit.

  • In collaboration with TPM Managers, track, and drive audit results, including corrective actions, and any required follow-up.

  • Support third party and regulatory agency inspections as needed.

  • Participate in relevant Division and AQR communities of practice with ownership change mgt of disseminated changes/strategies.

  • Establish appropriate service level agreements with key division functions.

  • Execute global food safety enhancement opportunities, food defence assessments, and improvement projects across US, EU and Asia TPM portfolios.

  • Support the qualification of new lines at TPMs

  • Support the identification and verification of Hazard analysis at TPMs in collaboration with division SMEs

  • Interpret and translate learnings from historical non-conformances and assess and prioritise residual risk across TPM portfolio

  • Conduct for-cause facility inspections at new and established TPMs as required.


  • Bachelors Degree In Food Science/Chemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering or other technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 10 years -

    • Quality management experience in a GMP environment

    • The position requires a broad understanding of quality principles as well as the technical aspects of product / package / process, design, compliance, and manufacture across a wide range of product types.

    • Significant manufacturing and quality experience in all types of products, packages, and processes. Other relevant experience from R&D, Regulatory and Operations may be considered.

    • Experience managing in an environment with changing priorities and making appropriate risk-based decisions in the face of uncertainties. Proficiency in organizing and presenting complex technical information to upper level management.

  • Minimum 5 years

    • Experience in dealing with regulatory authorities such as FDA.

    • Managerial/leadership experience.

For more information and a confidential discussion on the role please contact Michelle Mc Inerney.

091 706717