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Quality Systems Manager

Date: 09-Nov-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless exempt, by 29 November 2021 to work with us. 


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role


  • Establish, manage and drive continuous improvement and compliance to our standards
  • Set expectations to ensure efficiency in meeting defined regulatory, customer and business outcomes for safe consistent products

What will you do


  • Lead the development and continuous improvements of SAPL Food safety and Quality standards
  • Lead the Quality Systems Subsystem
  • Oversee and improve the central document management system and Systems Super User function
  • Actively participate on the policies and procedures committee
  • Oversee and participate in effective relationships with external indirect providers such as certifying bodies and systems providers
  • Maintain and continuously improve our systems and procedures to minimize product related risk exposure.
  • Oversee the positive release process to minimize the risk of unsafe and poor quality products being released to the market
  • Collate and develop reports regarding product quality status for the business. Measured by accurate information provided within required time lines
  • Integrate and communicate customer requirements (new and changes) into the SAPL standards
  • Manage Customer expectations for the HALAL program across all sites and ensure business requirements are met in a timely manner, including export opportunities

About you


  • Significant experience leading quality systems
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills
  • Proven leadership experience and people management responsibilities
  • A clear and partnering style of communication both in written and spoken form.
  • Experience and knowledge of emerging requirements in GFSI standards; SQF, Global GAP
  • A growth mindset for seeking innovative and collaboration solutions to meet both consumer and customer needs


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now!

Job Requisition ID: 6907 

Travel Required: None 

Pay Grade: Global Grade 5 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at