QA Operations Coordinator



Position: QA Operations Coordinator

Based: Midrand, South Africa




Exciting Opportunity Awaits! We are currently seeking a dynamic and highly energetic Quality Assurance Operations Coordinator. The ideal candidate is a communicative self-starter, capable of working independently as well as part of a team This role is a unique opportunity to become the key link between production and quality, driving quality and operational excellence. If you’re someone who thrives in fast-paced environments and is looking for a significant role, we would love to hear from you.





  • Deputise as appropriate for the QA Lab & Ops Lead.
  • Implement Quality and Food Safety systems and programs within operations as per the standards set by the quality governance team, including, environmental monitoring, MCS, glass control, allergen validations, foreign body controls. Co-ordinate the role out of Quality & Food Safety Training programs within Operations.
  • Ensure that all Operational staff receive relevant training and achieve the minimum agreed understanding of the training and how it applies to their role within McCormick.
  • Conduct daily Standard defect audits to ensure CTQ & CCP compliance to required standards as determined by the quality governance team.
  • Conduct internal inspections and audits to ensure that operations are in compliance with the required regulatory, customer, corporate and third-party accreditations.
  • Primary point of escalation for Operations wrt Quality and Food Safety non conformances, CTQ and CCP deviations.
  • Timely and accurate maintenance of data systems to ensure compliance to traceability standards and key performance indicators.
  • Routine analysis, trending, reporting of quality & food safety RCA & CAPA to ensure appropriate handling, response and resolution of Customer complaints and KPI deviations.
  • Implementation of quality & food safety control plans (as determined by quality governance team) for projects undertaken on the within Operations, including installations, modification of equipment, buildings and processes.
  • Work as part of the plant performance team to identify and reduce losses whilst ensuring quality & operational performance objectives are achieved.
  • Facilitate Quality & Food Safety related improvement projects.





  • Higher degree within Food Science or similar.
  • HACCP Level 3, internal audit, and inspection qualifications.
  • Similar experience in a food manufacturing environment working within Quality Management Systems.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of: BRC, HACCP implementation, Pest Control, Allergen management.
  • Working knowledge of SAP would be advantageous.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret analytical and microbiological data.
  • Ability to effectively conduct root cause analysis and develop corrective and preventative action plans.





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 including Schwartz, Vahine, Kamis and many more.


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.





If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, seeking a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader then please apply via our careers centre at or click the “Apply now” button below.


Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.


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.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.





United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.