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Quality Assurance Manager

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Quality Assurance Manager
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Quality Assurance Manager

We are working with a large innovative food/beverage manufacturer in the Midwest who is looking for a QA Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drives the facility towards a higher level of safety by engaging in Safety initiatives & training.
  • Develop, implement and maintain Quality Systems. 
  • Coordinates corrective actions for regulatory, customer & internal audits and inspections.
  • Ensures the timely issuance, distribution & compliance with plant procedures.
  • Coordinates FDA reviews & Quality Foods Programs.
  • Tracks quality issues and takes corrective action, in tune with quality trends.
  • Recruits & retains highly effective personnel.
  • Implements training plans for staff that reports indirectly or directly.
  • Manages the dept.’s budget to ensure that financial goals are met.
  • Initiates continuous improvement efforts within the Quality Dept., and other depts. within the plant.
  • Works as a team with other departments to implement new procedures, and processes.
  • Partners with R&D on new product development, formulation modifications and commercialization.
  • Ensures employees are informed of equipment or product changes.
  • Demonstrates understanding of budgeting, uptime & problem solving techniques. motivational techniques, long range planning, and Employee Relations.


Required Knowledge/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • 4+ years of Quality Assurance Supervisory/Management experience
  • Dairy experience or cultured dairy experience a plus
  • PCQI and HACCP certified and SQF Practitioner strongly preferred
  • Experience leading audits with customers, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Lab management experience
  • Sanitation experience-owns sanitation for plant and MSS
  • Experience with Microsoft Office & SAP is required.

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