3P Partners

  • Quality Assurance Manager

    Job Locations US-WI
    Job ID
    2019-1600
    Category
    Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Assurance
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are searching for a self-driven and detail orientated Quality Manager to provide oversight, direction and motivation of daily plant operations at an energetic and growing food ingredients manufacturer. Additional responsibilities include ensuring quality and quantity production of the products, handling customer interactions, and maintaining all necessary certifications.

     

    The Quality Manager is responsible for leading the Food Safety and Quality Programs on a daily basis, under the guidance of the corporate Food Safety & Quality Director.

    Job Function

    • SQF Practitioner, with responsibility and authority to:
      • Manage the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF system.
      • Maintain document control. This includes direct responsibility for updates to all quality control and food safety documents (e.g. HACCP, GMP, Sanitation, etc.) and assistance in the evaluation of current and proposed system procedures.
    • Set Quality Assurance compliance objectives and ensure that targets are achieved
    • Function as the site FDA Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
    • Manage and maintain the site HACCP and Preventative Controls Programs
    • Ensure compliance with food safety standards and legislation, including Organic Program, Kosher, Halal, and the non-GMO Project
    • Coordinate the daily quality operations of the site
    • Directly manage site quality, analytical, and sanitation personnel
    • Ensure the efficient operation of the plant and its staff by striving to hit plant objectives for output, quality and safety
    • Interact and communicate with Logistics and Production team regarding scheduling, sourcing, and production output
    • Work with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers and maintain quality documentation of all ingredients used on site
    • Maintain quality requirements of all warehousing
    • Assess product specifications for raw materials and finished products and compare them to customer requirements
    • Assign and direct employees on job tasks to ensure efficient use of all manpower
    • Ensure the accuracy of production reporting, product test results, cleaning logs, and other shift documents, including the oversite of daily batch record review
    • Ensure all required product sampling is completed, and maintain lot retains and customer sample library
    • Track and investigate complaints and respond to the vendor or customer
    • Develop and recommend test procedures for finished products and raw materials. This includes maintaining calibration of laboratory equipment, ensuring test procedures are properly performed, and maintaining and trending all data.
    • Function as point of contact for all food safety inspection from customers, third parties, the Food & Drug Administration, and State & Local regulators
    • Act as liaison with all third-party test laboratories
    • Manage the site pest control program
    • Responsible for training of all employees in quality, food safety, and other related programs. This includes programs such as SSOPs, cGMPs, HACCP, third-party certification standards.
    • Manage and maintain the site quality inspection and product release/disposition programs for incoming, in-process, and finished goods, including review and sign-off of all test results and generation/approval of Certificates of Analysis
    • Maintain the site environmental monitoring program, ensuring implementation of any necessary corrective actions
    • Maintain a thorough knowledge of new developments, technology, and processes

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chem, Bio or a Food Science related field
    • 5+ years of experience in QA
    • Experience with HACCP
    • Leadership and Organizational/Planning abilities
    • Strong analytical and investigative skills
    • Strong sense of integrity and goal setting
    • Familiarity with commercial food processing equipment
    • Strong Microsoft office skills
    • SQF experience (Preferred)
    • PCQI training (Preferred)

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