Quality Systems Manager


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New Zealand

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State of the Art Facilities

New Quality Management System

Excellent opportunity with a NZX listed Company

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.

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Systems Manager will provide motivational leadership and direction to a team of 4 direct reports (Quality Systems Specialist, Quality Documentation Administrator and 2x Validation Engineers) with responsibility for implementing and maintaining robust and effective quality management systems and procedures (including Quality Manuals and Risk Management Programmes) across the organisation. This role will also lead the validation process and oversee the change control process for new and existing products/processes, along with ensuring a strong focus on compliance and continuous improvement across the business.

Suitable candidates will have proven Quality Systems Management experience in a food manufacturing environment (dairy/infant formula preferred) ideally supported by a tertiary qualification in food/dairy technology, microbiology, chemistry engineering or other related scientific discipline. Well-developed leadership, influencing and communication skills are required along with significant prior experience of defining, building, implementing, maintaining and enhancing company-wide Quality Management Systems. An adaptable, proactive and results focused approach along with the ability to see both the big picture and the detail is also essential.

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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