QA Leader - Food Company

Location: Gunma, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥7000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 per annum
Specialization: サプライチェーン、購買、物流
Sub-specialization 品質管理/品質保証/サプライヤークオリティエンジニア
お問合せ Daniel Munoz
参照 JO-2011-450678
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Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan



  • Report & follow up on GMP Audit results
  • Conduct Food Safety / Sanitation Audits (monthly)
  • Ensure completion of Food Safety Training (required & optional training)
  • Develop & Manage action plans for reducing Consumer Complaints
  • Management of two team members materials/ products quality & food safety holds
  • Conduct Mock Recall and traceability exercise (twice a year)
  • Manage Environmental Monitoring & Sanitation Validation program.
  • Manage Food Safety Prioritization Process
  • Ensure completion of HACCP / Project Risk Assessment
  • Lead HACCP / Food Safety Program team, compliance and revalidation
  • Lead & Maintain Hygienic Zoning Compliance
  • Annual Line Validation and allergen validation
  • Drive, Maintain & Monitor Quality Action Review Program
  • Conduct Process Audits, Document/Report
  • Manage and coordinate certification program/ audits (Kosher, Halal etc.)
  • Ensure Raw Ingredient / Supplier Compliance (COA, Kosher, Halal etc.)
  • Verify Packaging Material Compliance
  • Maintain Quality Equipment Calibration Program
  • Manage Sanitation Functions (staffing & activities)
  • Develop/Modify/Sustain Sanitation SOPs and Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS)
  • Plan, Schedule & Execute against the MSS
  • Troubleshoot persistent sanitation issues
  • Coordinate Internal & 3rd Party Audits (including regulatory audits)
  • Administer metal detector program
  • Manage Packaging odour Program
  • Ensure QMS documents are updated based on the annual review and corporate changes.


  • Post Graduate Degree in Food Technology, Science, Food engineering or a related discipline are preferred.
  • More than 8 years of relevant experience in Food Industry or similar industries (e.g. Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic)
  • Lead Author in Quality and Food Safety systems.
  • Reasonable experience of managing people.
  • Additional training in Continuous Improvement Systems (e.g. Six Sigma, TQC) will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in Supply Chain with exposure to Quality, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Intimate Knowledge of ISO management systems and have experience in their application to FMCG environment.
  • Knowledge of business operations including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), HACCP, and Safe Operating Procedures relevant for managing employee relations.

Skills and Attributes

  • Well-developed planning and organizing skills and ability to achieve results
  • Proactive problem solving and results orientated
  • Superior communication, influencing and change management skills, with management and shop floor personnel.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a mature employee participation / consultation process in a manufacturing / distribution environment.
  • Business level English communication skill is essential.