Quality Planning Analyst


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New Zealand

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NZX listed Company

State of the Art Facilities

Great Opportunity to Progress Your Career in Quality

Based just south of Christchurch, Synlait is a rapidly growing NZX listed company making its mark on the global dairy stage. Its new and modern premises offer panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains and house state-of-the-art processing facilities – including one of the largest and highest specification infant formula production facilities in the world. Producing a range of nutritional milk products that provide genuine benefits for human health and wellbeing, Synlait is focused on being the leading supplier of dairy-based infant formula and nutritional products in the world.

To support their continued growth, Synlait are in the process of implementing IBP – Integrated Business Planning – an international best practice company-wide management process, proven to increase efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. IBP ensures an in-depth focus and alignment throughout all areas of the business from business development, sales, operations and supply chain including supporting functions of finance, human resources and information technology. IBP will give Synlait much more complete business management information over a 24-36 month horizon, facilitating improved levels of financial and operational performance, increasing employee engagement and driving customer satisfaction.       

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Planning Analyst is responsible for supporting the IBP process in the Quality area - serving as a key conduit between Quality/Regulatory, BD, Supply Chain and Sales teams - communicating, prioritising, and helping to drive the resolution of quality issues/non-conformances. This role will work across the business (particularly with the Product Allocation Coordinator and the Commercial Planning Manager) to streamline information flows and manage work streams that effectively resolve quality issues, increase collaboration and communicate actions and outcomes throughout the IBP process. The Quality Planning Analyst will also be an active participant in determining root cause and corrective/preventative actions to resolve quality issues/non-conformances and prevent their recurrence. 

Suitable candidates will have at least 3+ years’ experience working in a quality focused role in a food manufacturing environment (dairy/infant formula/pharmaceutical advantageous). Sound knowledge of quality management systems, including food safety, root cause analysis/CAPA, quality control testing and traceability is also required. Understanding of manufacturing/warehousing processes are beneficial in addition to knowledge of ERP systems and inventory control. Strong relationship building and analytical skills are essential along with the ability to work cross functionally with a collaborative approach. This is a great opportunity to drive your Quality career forward in a fast paced and innovative environment.

If you are passionate, appropriately skilled and want to work for an innovative and forward thinking organisation in a leading-edge environment, then don’t miss these opportunities to advance your career. “Think Big. Act Now. Do it Right” – Join Synlait.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 29 May 2016.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Nick Gee on +64 3 353 4354 (DDI).


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