Quality Assurance Manager

ob Description  General Purpose: Plans, directs, and controls all activities for the Quality function within the plant.  Develops and implements effective quality and food safety systems. Monitors product and process activities including plant sanitation and good manufacturing practices to ensure conformance to company and regulatory standards.  Tracks trends, develops preventative systems and solutions, and takes appropriate corrective actions as necessary when issues arise. Management of special projects as assigned for support in the Fluid Milk and Ice Cream group.  Duties and Responsibilities: ? Implements and maintains company food safety & quality assurance programs. Develops and leads implementation of technical plans, clearly defining the critical issues and approach to be used in resolving food safety issues.  Leads all corrective and preventive actions necessary as related to the identification of food safety issues.   ? Directly responsible for implementation and maintenance of the food safety plan to ensure that all prerequisite programs, preventive controls, and critical control points perform within expected standards.   ? Ensures that facility and products meet and maintain all required company, customer and regulatory guidelines.   ? Leads and participates in all regulatory, third party and customer audits and inspections. Seeks to establish constructive working relationships with inspectors and auditors. ? Monitors plant sanitation and good manufacturing practices daily so that high standards of sanitation are maintained. Works with Sanitation Supervisor and Plant Manager to resolve potential concerns.   ? Evaluates daily key performance indicators to ensure that products meet company food safety & quality standards. ? Oversees the execution of the consumer and customer complaint follow-up process for the facility. ? Partners with R&D on new product development, formulation modifications and commercialization.   ? Works in conjunction with the operations team and contract engineering firms for equipment, process and structural modifications throughout the facility.  Leads construction site planning process to ensure food safety and quality standards are maintained throughout construction activities.   ? Responsible for reviewing results of internal facility and warehouse inspections.  Monitors corrective and preventive actions for on time completion.   ? Responsible for the facility pathogen environmental monitoring (PEM) program.  Verifies all sampling is completing according to company policies and responsible for overseeing the corrective action process as needed.   ? Keeps Director of Quality Assurance informed of activities that may require his/her attention. ? Coaches and partners with direct reports to effectively manage performance.  Communicates company and cascading goals and assists in establishing goals that align with department and company goals.  Provides on-going performance feedback following company Performance Management process.  Actively works with direct reports to cultivate capabilities and utilize strengths. ? Performs other responsibilities as determined by business needs. Requirements Education and Experience: ? BA/BS Science or Biological Science, Food Science, or related field ? 4-5 years of supervisory/managerial experience in food or beverage manufacturing environment   ? Or a minim of 15 years of quality assurance and manufacturing experience in the food or dairy industry with at least 5 of those years in a management role.  ? Dairy Manufacturing experience preferred ? Knoweldge of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), state and federal regulations.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ? Advanced knowledge of quality assurance processes and methods, preferably in a dairy or food industry setting   ? Familiarity with dairy manufacturing and microbiology  ? Analytical ability and problem-solving skills ? Working knowledge of fundamental quantitative analysis and statistical methods  ? Technical writing skills to create policy documents and audit reports ? Ability to support, demonstrate, and promote company Leadership Effectiveness Factors: Establish Trust and Demonstrate Integrity, Set Clear Direction, Grow Relationships, Focus on Results, Cultivate Capabilities, and Promote Innovation ? SQF Practitioner  ? PCQI Certified req7668
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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