Our client is a private equity backed packaging company which provides multi-wall bag solutions to food, non-food, and other packaging customers. The company has three manufacturing facilities in North America, and is in search of a Plant Quality Manager for their largest facility in central Arkansas.
The Plant Quality Manager will report to the Director of Corporate Quality and also have an indirect reporting line to the General Manager of the facility. The position has five direct reports.
The Manager will be responsible for Food Safety at the facility including all processes, procedures, audits, and certifications (SQF, AIB, and customer requirements).
The Manager will be responsible for Quality at the facility, including policies, practices, and documentation, and a high performance quality system and culture. He or she will be the point of contact for customer quality requirements, audits, and issue resolution.
The Manager will be responsible for Productivity and Lean programs at the facility, including CI, Kaizens, SOPs, KPIs, and dashboards
Experience with GMP, SQF, AIB, and HACCP required, and packaging, printing, converting, or food manufacturing experience strongly preferred
Critically, the Manager will have a very strong technical and process background coupled with the management, leadership, and interpersonal skills required to work with colleagues at all levels (executive, peer, plant floor) and directly with customers.
A Bachelor's Degree is required and relevant certifications would be advantageous.