Quality Laboratory Manager – Nutritional Ingredients (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Exciting career opportunity with growing publicly listed business
  • Become the 2IC for the Head of Quality, Regulatory and Technical
  • Excellent culture dedicated to R&D & exceptional quality



Our client is a growing and reputable Publicly listed manufacturing business based in the western suburbs of Melbourne. They use their Patented Technology to microencapsulate Omega Essential Fatty Acids, proven to have nutritional benefits for Infants, Adults and Children.

Continuous success, even through Covid, has meant the company continues to grow. The business has  announced a New Joint Venture in NZ building a Spray Dryer to increase capacity as well as the intention of building a brand new laboratory in Melbourne to bring all testing in-house.



How exciting that such an opportunity has presented itself in Melbourne! 

As the 2IC to the Head of Quality, Regulatory and Technical, the Quality Laboratory Manager will provide leadership to the operation, schedule and function of the laboratory. The successful candidate will be key to ensuring that all aspects of the Company’s Quality Control Program are developed and maintained to ensure compliance of manufactured products against required specifications.

Some responsibilities associated with this role:

  • Oversee the quality of ingredients and products
  • Directly manage the training requirements and duties of the Quality Control Chemists in Melbourne
  • Liaise and occasionally visit the NZ Spray Dryer operations to ensure all ingredients meet stringent quality requirements
  • Ensure compliance of internal and external laboratory methodologies and practices against customer specifications and regulatory standards
  • Manage the budgetary spending within the Quality Control Department
  • Implement appropriate measures and/or mechanisms to ensure continuous improvement in the Quality Control of raw material, in-process product and final product
  • Ensure compliance of external analytical laboratories against required quality expectations
  • Responsibility for verification and quality sign off of all production related CCPs and CPs as part of the overall product batch review and final QC release of product
  • Ensure the calibration of critical analytical equipment used for in-process testing of products is appropriately maintained



The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Food Science/Technology (or related Scientific Discipline)
  • At least 10 years of experience in a Quality related position within the food manufacturing industry such as dairy, oils or infant formula
  • Previous experience within an analytical / QC laboratory
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Understanding of HACCP principles & knowledge of ISO/FSSC22000 and GLP
  • A sound understanding of microbiological and chemical analysis techniques (including fatty acid analysis using GC)
  • Excellent problem solving and report writing skills
  • Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced environment, including the drive and energy for meeting deadlines.
  • Current driver’s licence



To have a strictly confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity, please call or text Helen on 0438 620 434.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button then send your current resume and a cover letter to CS Executive Group.



CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, only those applicants being considered for shortlisting will be contacted.