Group Raw Materials & Vendor Assurance Quality Manager
Patties Foods is a true Australian success story. With humble beginnings in 1966 as a family-owned cake shop in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, we have grown into one of Australia's most loved manufacturers, suppliers, and marketers of leading branded frozen savoury, frozen meals, and dessert products.
In recent years, Patties Foods has also started exporting to Japan and the USA, introducing the great Australian taste to the global market. We have extended our manufacturing footprint, with plants in Victoria, South Australia, and New Zealand.
Our company values of courage, trust, integrity, and ownership reflect our origin as a proudly local company and have helped form a strong foundation for international growth. Patties Foods' brands have become household names across the nation, but to make our great brands happen, we need great people - that's where you come in.
We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Group Raw Materials & Vendor Assurance Quality Manager to join our team in Mentone. This is a full time, permanent role with regular site visits to Pakenham and Bairnsdale.
Reporting to the Group Quality Assurance Manager, you will lead the Raw Materials and Vendor Assurance Quality programs, as well as the ongoing audit and compliance requirements to ensure best practice across the Patties Group.
You are responsible for developing and maintaining a robust Raw Material and Vendor Assurance Quality Management System for the group that meets both internal and external compliance requirements. As well as partnering with New Product Development, Operations, and process improvement to identify and implement product / raw materials initiatives to improve quality and food safety.
Responsibility to coordinate site investigations from product complaints or internal incidents regarding raw materials where necessary is required.
The successful candidate will be qualified in Food Science/Technology or a related discipline, have relevant working experience in a Food Manufacturing environment and a working knowledge of food laws. Knowledge of BRC, SQF, HACCP, GFSI, and product safety systems an advantage.
Previous experience managing raw material and vendor assurance programs such as supplier approval and reviews, risk assessments, supplier audits, corrective action management and raw materials inspection requirements will ensure your success in this role.
To hit the ground running in this exciting opportunity, please submit a CV and cover letter via our careers site.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. No fee of any type will be paid in the event we hire a candidate whose resume is submitted by an employment agency to any of our employees without a valid written recruitment agreement. Such resumes shall be deemed the sole property of Patties Foods.