QA Manager

Cranswick Country Foods, Hull (Preston)

(Abattoir & Butchery Department)  MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30am-5:00pm

Cranswick Country Foods is one of the largest pork processors in the UK, dealing with multiple customers, the foodservice sector and further processors.  An exciting new opportunity has arisen for QA Manager to join the busy QA team at the Preston site.

The main purpose of the role is to act as part of a hands-on Technical team, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the site based QA team. You will provide support with customer complaint responses, reviewing and maintaining technical systems, management of site visits and audits, statistical analysis and project work, as well as ensuring product is produced to high quality and customer standards and within safety and legality requirements.

The main duties are:

  • Directly managing the site based QA Supervisors, ensuring strong leadership and direction is provided to achieve and maintain a single vision for the technical team in both the primal and retail departments.
  • Supporting the QA Supervisors in providing training and development plans, to assist the site based QA teams.
  • Assisting the QA Supervisors with their decision making processes.
  • Building relationships with other departments including production to support a ‘single team’ approach.
  • Managing day to day issues with the production teams and ensuring appropriate actions are taken and documented where deviations from specified controls occur.
  • Providing production teams with effective trending of key data such as quality assessments so as to support continuous improvement.
  • Support and develop the site based Quality Management system, including continuous development of procedures and check sheets.
  • Reviewing microbiological results and implementing appropriate recommendations where high counts are seen.
  • Reviewing microbiological results and implementing appropriate recommendations where high counts are seen.
  • Assisting in new product trials and providing feedback of any key challenges early in the process.
  • Developing specific paperwork and procedures required for new products prior to launch.
  • Undertake such ad-hoc duties as maybe required to benefit the business.
  • To always act in the best interest of Cranswick Country Foods.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and covering letter to: 

Human Resources, Cranswick Country Foods, Staithes Road, Preston, HU12 8TB or email

Closing Date: 21st July 2017

Internal applicants must make their line manager aware before applying