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We are Lactalis AustraliaHarvey Fresh is a Western Australian Leader in both the dairy and juice markets and is owned by the Lactalis Group, the world’s largest producer of diary goods in the world. With a range of more than 2,000 products, Lactalis is committed to playing a daily role in the health and well-being of consumers throughout the world, via the provision of nutritious dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt and other soft foods and beverages.At the heart of our business locally, we have over 2,700 passionate employees, working closely and constructively with some 500 Australian farms to produce the finest dairy products in the country.Pillar brands such as Harvey Fresh, Pauls, Oak, Ice Break, Tamar Valley Dairy, Vaalia, President and Galbani provide Lactalis Australia with a deep national footprint for growth and prosperity.We are a growing global company that takes great pride in who we are. We are humble, proud and resilient. Our brands, people and know how define who we are.We provide a safe workplace that delivers the opportunity to drive your development and believe that true success comes from us.Collaboration, flexibility and diversity are pillars of our environment. With knowledge and experience we encourage you to make a difference!About this OpportunityWe are seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to provide strategic advice, guidance and technical support to the Harvey Fresh site in Western Australia on all Quality and Compliance matters.Reporting to the Site Manager, this is an excellent opportunity to work in a supportive and high performance team who are engaged and committed to producing high quality dairy and juice products into the market.Key accountabilities of the role are:Lead, coach and mentor the Quality Assurance team including performance management and training initiatives;Oversee the Quality and Food Safety Standards for a large manufacturing facility;Drive Quality and Food Safety improvement through initiatives, training, auditing and policy/procedures improvements;Ensure compliance meets all relevant contractual, regulatory and legislative requirements;Champion and lead all auditing measures – internal and external;Maintain ISO 22000, WQA, Coles, Aldi, HACCP, BRC, AQIS and applicable external customer standards;Participate and assist in crisis management activities that may involve product withdrawals and recalls; andManaging the extended shelf life of dairy and juice products to deliver improvement and monitor quality.To be successful in this position, you must have:A degree in Dairy Technology or Food Science/Technology;5+ years’ experience as a Quality Manager in a fast paced food manufacturing environment;Demonstrated hands on experience leading a Quality team within the Dairy industry;Experience in driving a continuous improvement and quality culture using Lean and/or Six Sigma; andAbility to use Root Cause Analysis techniques, auditing, project management and process mapping.We are looking for a proven Quality Assurance expert who will have the legitimacy, drive and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and work with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. You will be driven and collaborative, have strong analysis skills and actively seek out industry best practice.If you have the ambition, drive and competency to succeed in this role please submit your application, including current resume by selecting ‘Apply’ and following the prompts.We would like to take the opportunity to thank you in advance for applying for this position, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If this isn’t your time to work with us we wish you all the best in your career search and welcome you to apply for positions with Lactalis Australia in the future.No Recruitment Agencies: We have this one covered!
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