Quality Assurance Manager

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Contract type:
Full time
Salary description:
Specialist areas:
Quality assurance (main), Audit/assessment, Consultancy, Health and safety, Operational improvement, Project management, Risk management
Start Date:
Rich Products Corp
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What youll be doing:

Manages and directs staff responsible for microbiological testing and other quality control testing of plant products.
Oversees maintenance of the weight and defect control programs in accordance with plant and company standards.
Develops, implements and communicates short-term and mid-term (1 - 2 years) business plans for the operations, ensuring associates understand the link to the plant's, division's and the corporation's business plans and understand their role in accomplishing these plans.
Assists in establishing the longer-term strategic plans for the plant.
Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary.
Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.
Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems. Ensures all associates have the resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their responsibilities.
May serve as a member of the plant's Steering Team.
Resolves hotline complaints about plant products, maintaining necessary records regarding the problem's resolution.
Meets with vendors, customers and quality representatives and other company staff to discuss and resolve quality issues.
Ensures that the companys product "hold" policies and procedures are communicated to plant staff and that the plant adheres to the procedures.
Recommends, as appropriate, the suspension of production or the release of product when quality standards are not achieved.
Leads and/or participates in quality audits of the plant.
Participates in regular meetings with plant management to discuss quality improvements.
Develops, maintains and reports required operational information to management. Ensures all quality-related information required for regulatory reviews and reporting is maintained by the plant.
Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards are in compliance.
Participates in weekly GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies.
Follows up on work orders, with the appropriate Associates to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.


What youll need:

BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field
5 years supervisory experience in a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment
USDA experience
Demonstrated knowledge and application of statistical process control, quality assurance techniques and tools and quality management principles in a food, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), HACCP, food allergens and pest control
Demonstrated knowledge of refrigeration
Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment
Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations including basic statistical analysis
Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Rich Products Corp
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