Supplier Protein Auditor


Job ref: 13581

Job Type: Food Safety & Quality

Location: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: 30 July 2022

Supplier Protein Auditor

Musgrave is one of the Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses with a 140-year heritage in food and brand innovation, supporting communities across the island of Ireland and Spain.  

Every day we feed one in three people in Ireland through 11 market leading food and beverage brands that include SuperValu, Centra, Frank and Honest and Musgrave Market Place.  

We support thousands of retail and foodservice family businesses who live and work in the heart of the communities they serve.    

We are committed to becoming the most trusted and sustainable business in Ireland and we are making changes across the company to make sure that happens.  We want to make a positive impact on the world and we will support our suppliers and customers to make a difference too. 

Our people are the heart of our business. As our greatest asset, they make Musgrave a great place to work and in return we aim to be the very best place to work, grow and thrive. We currently have an opportunity for a Supplier Protein Auditor to join our Food Safety and Quality team.

The purpose of this role is to support the management and governance of Protein Supplier & Product performance to ensure ongoing improvement in standards,the main responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

FSQ Management of Suppliers

  • Approval of Protein suppliers and management of the Food Safety & Quality Audit Programme.
  • Development and alignment of Product Quality & Supplier Food Safety Standards across Business Units
  • Drive improvements in FS&Q performance of suppliers
  • Resolving Supplier & Product FS&Q incidents / events / non conformances.
  • Working with Musgrave Depts (incl Trading teams) to develop and implement Category Strategy
  • Drive improvements in product quality in-line with business and FS&Q strategy
  • Development, reporting and management of Supplier FS&Q performance KPIs (Complaints, rejections, product assessments, internal product scores, etc.).
  • Embedding Positive Food Safety Culture across Suppliers
  • Proactively managing suppliers performance based on Complaint data and trends
  • Proactively managing product performance through programmes of ongoing internal and external product assessment and inspection including but not limited to the following.
    • Incoming product assessment at CDC backdoor in accordance with agreed testing schedules, procedures & specifications
    • Product assessment against finished product specifications, ensuring effective closure of non-conformances with suppliers. 
    • Assess product performance at marketplace sites, ensuring key food safety and quality criteria are being met.
  • Manage, plan and agree Own Brand Protein specifications (zoom and labels) with suppliers through to successful launch with customer. Maintain Produce Specifications for the range
  • Responsibility for Quality System documentation required for handling and managing Fresh Meat, including Spec (QAS) for in-house SOP’s.
  • Implementation of food safety and quality initiatives within MWP depots assigned to this

The ideal candidate will have/be:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Science/ Food Science Qualification Essential
  • Technical Quality experience in Fresh Meat
  • Auditing techniques
  • ISO/ HACCP systems knowledge
  • Flexibility, quick learner, problem solver, good communication and good organisational skills.
  • Full Driver’s License and access to own car is desirable

Musgrave is an equal opportunities employer. 

We encourage applications from diverse candidates. If we can make any accommodations to enable you to be the best version of yourself during the interview, please let us know. 

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