Lead QA Microbiologist - 18 month FTC

15 September 20202020-09-15



Lead Microbiologist QA

18-month Fixed Term Contract


Bulmers are looking for a Lead QA Microbiologist to join the team in Clonmel on an 18-month fixed term contract. In this role, it will be your duty to ensure a precise and accurate technical service so that the product we produce & dispatch is right first time every time.


Key responsibilities

  • Deputise for the Quality Assurance Manager as required
  • Development & maintenance of effective site sampling plans and product specifications
  • Accountable for achievement of site quality KPIs, and the associated reporting
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance to sampling plans
  • Investigation of complaints, analysing and compiling the associated reports
  • Assist with the sustainability targets of Group QMS
  • Responsible for maintenance and development of BRC, ISO9001, ISO 22000, FSSC, FEMAS and other relevant site standards. This includes food safety audit schedules
  • Drive continuous improvement (through Quality & Technical projects) and best practices
  • Support the Group’s incident management team process.
  • Manage the microbiology, sensory and process laboratory functions
  • Develop, train and coach other Quality team members
  • Accountable for calibration of key quality & production instrumentation
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding non-conforming packaging/raw materials


Skills/ experience we’re looking for:

  • Recognised science qualification with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in food/drinks laboratory environment or other 
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team, and developing the team members
  • Experienced in microbiological, sensory and fermentation Analysis, including the associated report writing
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering improvement projects
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence people towards a common goal
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Strong planning and organizational ability, with a logical approach to challenges
  • Strong working knowledge of HACCP and Quality systems.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of excel, word & other QMS package.


Sounds interesting?

Send us a CV that demonstrates your expertise and we’ll be in touch ASAP!