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Manager, Quality Management (Start-up)

Avant Meats

Avant Meats

Quality Assurance
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Avant is Asia’s first cultivated fish company. Avant’s technology offers a system to produce nutritious, tasty fish and functional marine proteins directly from fish cells at economically viable costs. The group’s end-to-end technology platform also allows continuous new product development from scratch to production. Avant aims to be a global leader in producing traceable and sustainably cultivated proteins in a fully contained environment for food, skincare, and functional applications. Founded in 2018, Avant now has a presence in Singapore and Greater China. Avant has also been awarded Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and featured in Reuters, Financial Times, TIME, Forbes, The Telegraph, South China Morning Post, and CCTV. For more information, please visit www.avantmeats.com.

The role is suitable for a great team player who is proactive, driven, results-oriented, a dedicated high performer, and a keen learner. It offers abundant space for personal and professional growth.


One full-time onsite role based in the Northwest region of Singapore

Candidates must be eligible to work in Singapore without the need for a company-sponsored work permit


Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Quality Management, or a related field

5+ years of experience in a GMP/ISO environment in cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical, and biologics, including solid experience in Quality Systems

Experience working in ISO 22716 or ISO 22000 and Halal-certified operations is preferred.

Hands-on experience with designing and implementing Quality Systems for ISO standards will be an advantage.

Job responsibilities:

Report to CEO & CSO

Be the Ambassador of Quality Products and Services of the Group

Act as the Person-in-Charge responsible for the successful development, implementation, change management, internal audit, liaising with external auditors and upkeeping of various quality certifications, documentation, and processes, including but not limited to relevant ISO standards, HACCP, Halal, etc.

If appointed by Management, act as the Quality Champion Team Leader. Work closely with other departments, lead the setting up and ongoing monitoring of quality risk assessment, develop risk management measures, and conduct corrective and preventive measures, such as recall procedures, etc.

Act as an independent party reporting to Management, designing, implementing, analysing, reviewing, and making proposals to improve service quality to prospective and existing customers.

Review and update organisation Quality policy and objectives for Management’s approval.

Prepare, review, and update Quality Management System (QMS) procedures and forms.

Take charge of implementing and managing Quality Management Systems such as non-conformances/deviations, CAPA, change control, document control, training program, risk management, and customer complaints.

Identify training needs and organise training interventions to meet quality standards.

Responsible for setup and management of QC laboratory equipment and sample storage.

Develops and implements in-house quality control tests, including microbial tests, etc

Prepares raw materials and finished product specifications.

Performs testing on raw materials and finished bulk and upholds the identity, purity, and quality of all incoming materials.

Responsible for all aspects of incoming and finished product disposition for the site

Review the Production Batch Record for completeness of entries before authorising the release of the finished product.

Responsible for generation and approval of Certificate of Analysis for finished products.

Conduct stability studies on finished products.

Oversee quality shop floor program to ensure compliance with manufacturing operations.

Develop protocols to identify non-compliant materials and products, spearhead the investigation, coming up with corrective and preventive measures.

• Support and work with various departments in procedure reviews and updates, ensure changes are incorporated in a timely manner and assist in the assessment of these changes.

Plan and conduct internal audits as scheduled in the Internal Audit Program.

Plan and conduct Management Review Meetings for ISO 22716, ISO 22000 and other applicable ISO standards and certifications.

Manage third-party certification body audits for ISO 22716, ISO 22000 and other applicable ISO standards and certifications.

Coordinate with respective departments to prepare external audits.

Prepare inspection reports of inspection outcomes and update overall inspection status summary.


High level of integrity and professionalism

Pragmatic, can-do spirit, and up to go beyond the comfort zone

Open to and can learn from feedback through developing steps for improvement

Eager to take up new challenges, proven ability to excel in an environment that is fast-paced and with a steep learning curve

Self-motivated, inquisitive, durable, entrepreneurial in spirit with a genuine interest in new biotech & food technology, motivated to stay up to date with the latest knowledge in the industry

Able to work independently and take full ownership of projects, focused on delivering timely results

Great team player

Excellent command of written and spoken English required

Immediate availability / short notice period is highly preferred

Salary & Benefits:

5-day week

Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experiences

Performance-based discretionary bonus

Medical insurance upon satisfactory completion of probation

All applications received will be used exclusively for employment purposes only. Please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter with your current and expected salary and date of availability to us by email to people@avantmeats.com.