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Head of Quality - Cumbria

Science Solutions Recruitment
Excellent Benefits
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Food Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Role: Head of Quality

Location: Cumbria

Salary: DOE

A world class nutritional food manufacturer located in the north west are looking for a Head of Quality to join there team. As Head of Quality, you will have a food science degree or related field, experienced working in food safety and HACCP, at least 8 years working in a GMP environment with at least 4 years quality management experience.

Main Duties
  • Overseeing the QA team on site, laboratory, microbiology, and quality system teams
  • Monitor and ensure compliance regulations for all quality systems
  • Attaining excellent sanitation and environmental cleanliness in clean room and high care environments.
  • Leading and managing regulatory and third party audits and internal audits.
  • Working closely with site and company management team, regulatory authorities and all stakeholders giving optimum support.
  • Developing and managing quality & food safety related training and as required conduct Food Safety and product quality related Training for staff, visitors, and contractors.
  • Recognizing quality compliance risks proactively and working with onsite leadership to create and implement mitigation plans
  • Issuing, reviewing, and maintaining product specifications, certificates of analysis, and all other QA documents.
  • Applying a CAPA program and ensure plant audit corrective action plans are implemented in efficient & timely manner.
  • Managing Quality aspects of new product realization, including consulting with R&D team, validation processes & studies through to validation of finished product to meet international compliance and food safety regulations.

Person Profile
  • Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in a GxP Manufacturing site
  • Minimum of 4 years management of work of direct and indirect reports
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience in food safety, HACCP, cGMP in a high care environment
  • Experienced with policies and regulations
  • A strong working knowledge of GxP regulations in the European Union (EU), United States (US) and other reevant global markets

  • Experience in implementing UK and EU Food Safety and compliance regulations.


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

Company info
01925 377815
Suite C,
Chadwick House,
Birchwood Business Park,

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