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Quality Assurance Manager
Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer
Seeking Quality Manager for Virginia Location
About Our Client
Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer: For over 100 years we've been committed to bringing quality consumer products to families that allow them to share memorable meals and moments. We're the leading marketer of over 20 Quality Brands that are in homes across North America.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Safety: Promote safety through personal conduct. Complete regular SAFE observations within the
manufacturing facility and lab areas. Monitor and coach employees on the
importance of being personally responsible for their own safety behavior.
Ensure that QA Technicians are aware of and observe all laboratory and plant
safety policies, MSDS's for all chemicals used in the laboratory and other
administrative and engineering safety controls. Ensure that unsafe conditions
are corrected in a timely manner.
Customer Satisfaction: Ensures that all testing requests are prioritized and accurate, delivering
on-time results. Ensure accurate and efficient attribute analysis and reporting
on incoming ingredients and supplies as well as all processed and packaged
products. Assist in required customer documentation. Audit and ensure
compliance with customer requirements, FDA regulations and GMPs, HACCP, as well
all product safety and sanitation policies, procedures and guidelines as
Employee Training Development: Set an example of leadership by implementing and driving the ongoing coaching, development and training of all plant employees performing quality
and food safety tasks. Provide coaching and feedback when errors occur. Provide
expertise and resources for product analysis, product safety and sanitation
training for QA Technicians. Regularly audit employees who perform quality
tests for competency and adherence to written laboratory procedures used to
analyze raw materials and production samples. Ensure all product attributes are
being analyzed at the prescribed frequencies according to the correct procedure
with documented results demonstrating that specification requirements are
met. Assist with new hire orientation and training. May need to assist Technicians in daily function as needed.
Sanitation/GMP: Monitor, audit, and education team members in 5S principles, chemical usage, sanitation guidelines, food safety guidelines and GMP's.
Manage Resources: Ensure the lab is staffed with employees. Ensure the laboratory and the facility is equipped with all of the necessary supplies and controls, and functioning, calibrated equipment necessary to complete required testing. Purchase all routinely used items in the most cost-effective manner staying within the departmental budget. Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to testing equipment.
Technical Services Administration: Assist with maintaining accurate standard operating procedures. Administer various document systems including analytical results, HOLD forms, equipment calibration records, etc. to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency. Coordinate the storage and rotation of all library samples and quality assurance records, ensuring that they are maintained for specified Company time period.
Personal Development: Will be trained in all laboratory procedures and practices. Training will be provided for SAFE, Lean, HACCP, SQF, GMP's, first aid, leadership etc. as needed.
Continuous Improvement/Basic Principles:
Demonstrate a daily commitment to the continuous improvement process by
following Lean Manufacturing principles, and following the Basic Principles.
All Employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.
All employees are responsible for immediately reporting food safety, food quality
or plant security issues to management for appropriate action. A trained
designee will be appointed by management to cover for absences and vacancies as
Must maintain the highest standards of data management by
creating consistent, reliable data, which will ensure accuracy and in turn,
maximize the use of data and confidence in decision making.
Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all
Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies. Regularly
complete behavior based safety observations. Ensure unsafe conditions are
corrected in a timely manner.
Other duties may be assigned.
The Successful Applicant
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor of Science degree (B. S.) in a science discipline from four-year college or university or cumulative experience demonstrating a thorough understanding of food safety and quality practices.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional
journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business
correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from groups of managers,
clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions,
proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense
understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram
form. Ability to deal with problems
involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: Working
knowledge of internet software, spreadsheet software, word processing software,
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certification in HACCP Principles as an SQF Practitioner or a willingness to complete upon
What's on Offer
- Competitive Salary
- Great Benefit Plan Medical/Dental/Vision
- 401K Plan
- Gas Reimbursement
- 4 weeks Vacation