Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Quality Control systems are in place to assure compliance with product license commitments, regulatory and company quality standards and guidelines and Customer requirements
  • Foster a process-driven environment such that resources are employed efficiently and effectively
  • Promote best practice and a continuous improvement culture by providing leadership and clear direction to ensure all quality standards are implemented and achieved
  • Establish effective partnerships with other individuals, departments, cross- functional teams and company partners so that analytical services are well understood and coordinated
  • Manage the costs associated with measuring, evaluating or auditing products to assure conformance to quality standards, including the costs of incoming and source inspection/test of purchased material; in process and final inspection/test; product, process, or service audits; calibration of measuring and test equipment; and the costs of associated supplies and materials
  • Represent company where appropriate in meetings and other communications with regulatory authorities, industry meetings, etc
  • Provide technical guidance and apply expertise and critical thinking to help to resolve technical and compliance issues
  • Work within the relevant regulatory agency guidelines for the implementation and maintenance of the quality management system. including but not limited to ISO 9001:2015, HACCP plan and pre-requisite programmes, FSSC 22000, Department of Agriculture, Halal Certification, Kosher Certification
  • Participate in the review and update of SOPs, trend data, investigations, non-conformances, validation protocols, reports, method validation/verifications and equipment
  • Drive continuous improvement, perform root cause analysis on system failures and substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why’s etc
  • Perform compliance monitoring including trending of failures and evaluating effectiveness of corrective actions
  • Manage internal and external audits and inspections, taking the role of auditee / auditor for assigned areas of responsibility
  • As a member of the HACCP team develop Quality Control measures
  • Assist in the review of operational procedures, training materials and procedures for various systems.
  • Preparation of the companies QA manual control and supervision of all amendments and revisions of the following type of documents
    • Quality Manuals
    • Flow Charts
    • Failure investigations
    • Change Controls
    • SOPs
    • Validation protocols and summary reports
  • Control and distribute quality documentation
  • Effective interaction with other departments on matters related to investigations and finished batch releases close contact with Quality Control, Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics.
  • Manage regulatory and customer audits
  • Manage supplier approval and monitoring of service and product quality


Role Requirements:

  • Degree in Food Science/Quality Management
  • 3 – 5 years management experience in a food ingredients production and sales (preferably export) environment
  • Strong knowledge of FSSC 22000/HACCP/ISO and management and Compliance of all Quality Systems and maintenance of Supplier Approval is required


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Rory Walsh on 021-4911063 or email

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