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Masters of Malt

Quality Manager UK & Ireland

  • United kingdom
  • England
  • Glenesk

Permanent contract


The company


BOORTMALT is the world leader malting company with 3 million tonnes production capacity. The group is present on 5 continents with 27 malting plants. Boortmalt's expertise is widely acknowledged by brewers and distillers who rely on the supply of top quality barley malt.The Boortmalt Group is a fully owned subsidiary of the agricultural and agribusiness cooperative Axereal. Our relationship with Axereal, Europe's largest grain cooperative, ensures us access to high quality barley year round.

Main tasks

As Quality Manager you are responsible for the effective implementation and application of the Group's Quality Strategy in the UK and Ireland region.

Your main responsibilities are:

Collaborating with internal stakeholders, to ensure that each site consistently produces malt that meets the required quality and technical specifications

- Manage and monitor the customer complaints process to ensure effective and timely complaint resolution
- Provide technical support to the operations team for production issues impacting quality; and to the barley execution team
- Provide Technical and Quality support to our customers and lead review meetings with them related to this data.
- Supporting the Key Account Managers in customer relationship building.
- Support the business on technical projects and with pilot and production scale trials.

Ensuring the effective deployment of the Group's Quality, food and feed safety policy
- Implement, monitor and maintain Group quality procedures
- Manage Quality Support for sites with audits to ensure we maintain the highest standards of compliance for quality and food safety.
- Manage the food safety monitoring program ensuring that our products comply with all relevant food safety legislation
- You ensure that our processes and products are compliant with our legal obligations and customer requirements
- Implement and monitor Group Quality KPI's and work with site operational teams to ensure continuous improvement against targets
- Manage investigations / root cause analysis in relation to non compliances and quality issues.
- Responsibility for the management of the Quality budget and Quality related capex submissions within the region.

You are a people manager and act as mentor and line manager to the UK & Ireland FSQR Specialist

Master we are looking for ?

- Minimum 5 years experience in a senior quality, technical, food processing or production role within the distilling industry
- Knowledge of the malting, distilling and brewing industry
- Experience with food safety systems, preferably FSSC 22000
- Experience in problem solving and change management
- Sound knowledge of biochemistry for technical (process) support of the business
- Master or Bachelor degree in a technical field, agriculture, Agronomy, food science, Chemistry or related discipline
- Fluent English

Masters of Malt's treasure

We offer an attractive salary and benefits package and as part of a global organization can offer career opportunities internationally. As Masters of Malt we want to be a great employer, focusing on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration and health and wellbeing. We live our values, putting people at the heart of what we do.

“Strive” - our ambition is to be the best maltster that's why every day we commit to challenge ourselves to achieve the highest level.

“Care” - our strength is magnificent when we care for our earth, our colleagues and our business partners. We encourage trust, respect and treat each other with respect. We believe that Diversity makes us stronger.

“Inspire” - We adopt a long-term orientation delivering sustainable performance through innovation and digitization, becoming praised Masters of Malt.

“Explore” – thinking out of the box and embracing pioneer ideas to become a source of motivation, we like challenging the status quo to develop full potential.

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