Quality Assurance & Continuous Improvement Manager


Quality Assurance & Continuous Improvement Manager

Vertical Farming – Mernda

We’re Costa. Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables.

On the land, in distribution centres, and out on the roads – Costa people work hard to bring the freshest produce to tables across Australia.

But joining our team is about more than just hard work. It’s about picking a meaningful, sustainable job that’s good for you, and for Australia.

Who we’re looking for:

An enthusiastic, experienced Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement professional to join our small supportive team at our Mushroom Farm located in Mernda. 

What you’ll be doing:

Leading a small team, you will be responsible for maintaining accreditation to compliance standards with a key focus on continually driving quality and continuous improvement across the site.

More specifically you will….

  • Maintain certification to SQF, SQFQ, WSEP, Coles, Aldi, HACCP and local council compliance standards
  • Manage the sites eternal third party audits
  • Drive GMP awareness and adherence across the site, including gap analysis and development of counter measures
  • Manage non-conformances, investigating customer complaints and rejections, facilitating root cause analysis, ensuring corrective and preventative actions are effective.
  • Manage and lead the QA Team developing a growth and continues improvement mindset
  • Support new product development activities as required.

What you’ll bring to the role:

We’re looking for someone with…

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Food Technology or similar
  • Food Safety Auditor qualification would be highly regarded
  • Previous experience leading or facilitating Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Experience working with contemporary manufacturing techniques
  • The ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Intermediate Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word skills

We care for our people:

People are the heart of Costa. Our employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry. From competitive pay to health, wellbeing, and further learning and development opportunities. No matter the role, you’ll always benefit from a caring environment that encourages and supports you to thrive, grow and connect.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application then keep an eye on your emails (including your junk/spam folder).

 Applications close Friday, 26 February 2021


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Contract / Temp

Job no: BQAS10801

Location: Melbourne - Mernda

Category: Mushroom

Closing Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021