Quality Manager

» Quality Manager
Information Technology
in Byesville
, OH
Reference: 19-02945

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an applicable field of study such as Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar Science/Engineering
  • Demonstrated success with relevant GFSI standards including SQF, BRC, IFS, or FS 22000
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of food safety regulations, FSMA, and industry and market trends
  • Minimum 4-10 years of quality experience and/or training is desired
  • Experience managing quality and food safety systems required
  • Experience in a plant environment strongly preferred
  • Experience in food, chemical, or pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Achievement in assessing, developing and retaining top talent
  • Proven ability to lead with the following key competencies: technical expertise, strategic thinking and influence, process optimization and product knowledge, and leading and managing change

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all quality functions including food safety, sanitation efficiencies, customer service, and overall performance of the quality department
  • Ensure effective food safety compliance and work with plant management team to implement programs to mitigate risk
  • Manage and lead HACCP program and team at site level, ensuring that good manufacturing practices, preventive controls and prerequisite programs are in place and effective
  • Develop and maintain food safety and quality systems including QC & QA
  • Develop, review and align procedures with corporate policies, through GQMS (Global Quality Management System) with a drive towards best practice internal audit practices and procedures for improvement to prevent non-conformances
  • Enforce our client’s standards in the areas of ingredient and product standards, process specifications, formula compliance, sanitation/GMP/pest control, and regulatory compliance
  • Track, report and review agreed upon KPI’s
  • Develop and lead the plant Quality Improvement Plan
  • Partner cross-functionally and actively drive for process improvement
  • Develop and maintain qualified personnel within the plant Quality department, through training, communication, and accountability. This involves recruitment, organizational development, personnel assessment, training, direction and motivation.
  • Manage the department within budget and utilize resources effectively to meet needs of the business on a timely basis
  • Continuously improve knowledge of products and technology to investigate variation and resolve technical problems with the team
  • Apply a scientific approach with statistical analysis to data and problem solving
  • Be proactive and responsive in addressing customer complaints, communicating effectively on technical issues and leading the root cause analysis
  • Develop and verify corrective actions

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?

  • Solid career history
  • Food industry experience
  • Must have management experience
  • Demonstrated success with relevant GFSI standards including SQF, BRC, IFS, or FS 22000
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of food safety regulations, FSMA, and industry and market trends
  • Minimum 4-10 years of quality experience and/or training is desired
  • Experience managing quality and food safety systems required