QA Manager

Swedesboro, New Jersey Permanent USD105,000 - USD125,000 per year
  • Opportunity at an Industry Leading Food Manufacturer in New Jersey
  • Direct hire, competitive salary, bonus eligible position

About Our Client

My client is a global leading Food manufacturer.

Job Description

Ensure food safety compliance with local, city, state, and federal requirements.
Assist with managing the facility's food safety/HACCP plans, including conducting raw material and finished product hazard analyses and supplier risk assessments to ensure regulatory compliance.
Ply an active part in the follow-up, review, and execution of the Quality manual and pre-requisite programs.
Create and manage SQF systems as an SQF practitioner.
Assist with documentation, preparation, and participation of internal and external regulatory and certification audits (e.g., SQF, Halal, Organic and others), including the execution of corrective actions that may follow.
Conduct a management review of the food safety & SQF system.
Perform mock recalls and traces and assist Crisis Management Team during product recall execution and response.
Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service. Investigate, and correct, customer issues and complaints relating to quality.
Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and to establish quality and reliability expectancy of finished products.
Create, document, and implement inspection criteria and procedures.
Design, develop and implement food safety training programs. Interpret quality control philosophy to key personnel within company.
Manage label creation and approval process.
Maintain an active role on internal continuous improvement teams.
Provide, and oversee, inspection activity for product throughout production cycle.
Ensure documentation and design controls are appropriate for organization.
Administer document control and configuration management system.
Oversee established calibration and testing program.
Be a true partner within the organization and be a reliable source for FSQA and Regulatory compliance.
Provide all employees with necessary tools, proper training, and corrective direction.
Perform other related duties as assigned, within scope and ability, and initiates recommendations to further enhance the company's recognition as a top employer.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

Associates degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field; Bachelor's degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years in a food safety, quality management role working with protein products (raw meat) in a processing environment
Strong experience successfully managing a team over 2 shifts (5 - 7 days/week)
Knowledge of product, processing, packaging and specification required
Good understanding of SQF and HACCP system.
Strong knowledge of quality assurance principles, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meat processing regulations and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards
Assertiveness and ability to work with different personalities to meet a common goal
Internal auditing experience a plus
Organized, self-starter with proven ability to manage and effectively follow up on multiple projects and assignments and meet all deadlines
Excellent observational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
Able to collect, maintain, evaluate data, summarize and write reports, and recommend continuous improvement
Strong oral and written communication skills; able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with production and office staff and external FDA/USDA Inspectors
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Proficient in computer software, such as inventory / traceability software, manufacturing software and Microsoft Office
Ability to work with government regulatory bodies
Strong teaching, coaching, mentoring skills, willingness to train others
Team player with high integrity, values and a positive attitude
Able to effectively handle the high stress, time and work demands that come with responsibility as QA Manager

What's on Offer

  • bonus
  • pto
  • 401k
  • health insurance
  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
Sarah Jones
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Quality, Technical
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
Consultant name
Sarah Jones
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