Plant Quality Assurance Manager

Date: 12 Jul 2024

Location: MIDRAND, GT, ZA, 1683

Company: McCormick & Company

Plant Quality Assurance Manager

South Africa - Midrand





  • Managing the Performance and Development of the Site Quality Team at McCormick South Africa.


  • Leading the incident management process and provide training and coaching at site level.


  • Holding accountability for all Quality and Food Safety programs within the plant.


  • Being responsible for the implementation of the EMEA, regulatory, Third party and Customer standards in the plant.


  • Playing an active role as a member of the Site’s Operations Leadership Team. Providing leadership on Quality and Food Safety issues in addition to supporting Operational activities undertaken within the plant.


  • Managing the plant Quality Budget, implementing appropriate Financial Controls to ensure that spend is appropriately managed and cost saving initiatives identified and initiated where appropriate.


  • Playing an active and influential role in the Quality community for McCormick EMEA.






  • Food Based Degree.


  • Similar leadership role in a food manufacturing environment working within Quality Management Systems. Practical knowledge and experience of third party, Flavour solution Customer audit standards and requirements.


  • Ability to work autonomously, without direct supervision. Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.   Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interact with multiple levels within the business as well as with external contactors and Customers.  Ability to provide supervision, conduct competency assessments and deliver training.


  • Working knowledge of SAP would be advantageous.  PC literate. Attention to detail.  Ability to interpret analytical and microbiological data. Willing and capable to learn new skills.  Must be willing to work in a manufacturing environment. Ability to effectively conduct root cause analysis and develop corrective and preventative action plans.  Ability to work strategically and with a pragmatic, operational mindset.


  • Practical experience in the application of HACCP, quality systems management, internal auditing, pest control, RCA & CAPA management.


  • Lead Assessor.  HACCP Level 4. Trained trainer. Yellow Belt six sigma or equivalent. Risk management and validation protocols (FMEA, IQ/OQ), practical knowledge of Major QSR, Snack and retailer quality & food safety requirements.




At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.


Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.


While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands.


At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.


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McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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