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Specification & Supplier Approval Lead - Maternity Leave Contract


Dublin, IE

Shift Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance


Working with Us

ARYZTA is for people who are passionate about what they do and doing it well. We take pride in our high quality, delicious food and in our leading position as the worlds number one frozen bakery.

Our employees are one of our key ingredients, and together they play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business. 

We are always looking for great people to join our diverse global team and we have opportunities spanning a wide range of areas including; Production, Logistics, Finance, IT, Sales, Quality, HR and much more. 

In ARYZTA, every day is different. If you are resilient, ambitious, and a team player, ARYZTA could be the place for you to thrive and grow in your career!


Specification & Supplier Approval Lead


Principle Accountabilities will include:



  • Completion of internal audits according to existing schedule
  • Completion on monthly canteen audits to ensure in line with customer code of practices
  • Supplier auditing as per existing schedule, including visiting sites, writing audit report and follow up on corrective actions
  • Active participation in preparation and on the day activities of audits, FPR’s and customer visits



  • Investigating and responding to customer complaints


Mass Balance & Traceability

  • Mass balance and traceability exercise completion as per existing schedule and completing and presenting these exercises as requested during customer audits. Working knowledge of SAP used to complete this task


Supplier Management

  • Responsibility of supplier approval of all raw materials which are used within grange castle and ensure they comply with customer codes of practice
  • Upkeep of all raw material supplier information and documentation – VAQ’s, product specs, allergen information, certification etc.
  • Monitoring of supplier performance and coordination of supplier reviews
  • Responsibility of Product integrity and Vulnerability risk assessment of all supply chains of raw materials into Grange Castle – new and existing
  • Procurement support – working with the procurement team regarding new ingredients coming to site and also issues regarding current ingredients on site, attending the procurement cost saving meetings and playing a role in cost saving projects with regard to changing suppliers of current raw materials
  • Supplier auditing as per existing schedule, including visiting sites, writing audit reports and follow up on corrective actions


Customer Requirements

  • Completion of customer specifications for all new products produced in Grange Castle and upkeep of all existing product specifications
  • Completion and upkeep of 1 page ISB specs
  • Keep up to date with changes to customer COP’s and legislation
  • Any ad hoc customer queries on products



  • Carrying out food safety and allergen induction training for new members of staff for the bakery
  • Sensory Analyses training for staff that attend bread tastings



  • Generation of labels and packaging spec sheets for all new product into Grange Castle ensuring labels are legally correct and the upkeep of all existing product labels and packing spec sheets in line with customer and legal requirements



  • NPD support – active part in NPD meetings, coordination on new products, participation and input in tasting trials of new recipes/ingredients, ensuring that what the customer signs off is translated into what runs on the line regarding new products. Ensuring declared QUIDS and product claims are adhered to
  • Active part of the HACCP team
  • Upkeep of Nutrition schedule


Skills & Qualifications


  • Food related Third Level Qualification
  • Customer Specification System knowledge preferable
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good organisational skills and time management


Your Application

At ARYZTA our employees are our number one asset and one of our  key ingredients. If you are interested in applying for a porisiton in ARYZTA please submit your complete application documents (CV and motivation letter).

We are looking forward to receiving your application on

Each of our candidates throughout the world deserves to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring, training, compensating, and promoting persons based on their individual talents and abilities. We embrace diversity and opportunities are extended to employees and prospective employees without regard to race, colour, gender, religion, age, natural origin, family status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, local, or international laws.