Quality Assurance Manager

Palmdale, California Permanent USD90,000 - USD100,000 per year
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About Our Client

My client is a renowned USDA food manufacturer committed to delivering top-quality food products to consumers nationwide.

Job Description

Quality Assurance Manager Key Responsibilities:

  1. Quality Assurance: Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance programs and procedures to ensure compliance with USDA regulations, food safety standards, and company policies.
  2. Quality Control: Establish and execute robust quality control systems, including inspection protocols, product testing procedures, and quality metrics to monitor and maintain product quality throughout the production process.
  3. Documentation and Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records, documentation, and reporting systems to track quality metrics, monitor trends, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  4. Supplier Management: Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to evaluate suppliers, conduct audits, and ensure that raw materials and ingredients meet quality specifications and standards.
  5. Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product quality, streamline processes, and optimize operational efficiency within the quality department and across the organization.
  6. Training and Development: Provide training and support to production staff on quality procedures, standards, and best practices to promote a culture of quality excellence and accountability.
  7. Non-Conformance Management: Investigate and address non-conformities, customer complaints, and quality issues promptly, implementing corrective and preventive actions to prevent recurrence.
  8. Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed about changes in USDA regulations, industry trends, and best practices, ensuring that the facility remains in compliance with all applicable regulations and standards.
  9. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other departments, including production, R&D, engineering, and logistics, to address quality-related issues, support new product development initiatives, and drive overall business objectives.

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

USDA Quality Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in quality assurance or quality control roles within the food manufacturing industry, preferably in a USDA-regulated environment.
  • Strong knowledge of USDA regulations, HACCP principles, FSMA requirements, and food safety standards.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to accuracy and compliance.
  • Experience with quality management systems, ERP systems, and data analysis tools preferred.
  • SQF Certifications
  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), or relevant professional certifications are a plus.
  • Not for New York City Applicants.
  • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Michael Page will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Michael Page will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

What's on Offer

This position offers

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience up to 100k
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within a dynamic and growing organization.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment with a focus on teamwork and continuous improvement.
Brinn Borowsky
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Quality, Technical
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
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Brinn Borowsky
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