QA Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
San Francisco, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Position Summary :

Position is responsible for food safety and quality engineering and control on processes supporting operation, system, policy and procedure auditing; leads quality improvement projects, drives defect prevention and detections. Acts as the primary business quality project manager for Corporate Quality Assurance requirements and regulations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Supports all customer and regulatory audits
  • Works side-by-side with Operation Managers to assure compliance to HACCP requirements are met
  • Works as part of the corrective action team to address non-conformities related to product, process and service
  • Executes monthly self assessments on the elements of food safety
  • Executes the required food safety related testing as defined in HACCP plan
  • Plans for quality (capital, supplier quality, plant quality).
  • Manages Quality Engineering projects, including operative supportive functions
  • Leads and monitors improvement projects as assigned
  • Audits implementation of quality system for effectiveness by verifying activities
  • Monitors corrective action system
  • Monitors the accuracy and compliance of HACCP records as defined in the corporate procedures
  • Reinforces quality awareness to the management
  • Manages the daily activities and task of the sanitation porters (if defined as a responsibility)
  • Manages continuous improvement projects in quality elements
  • Plays a key role in developing a comprehensive quality management system
  • Implements the quality system detailed in the quality manual
  • Champions quality improvement efforts and initiates problem solving efforts and assures implementation
  • Drives prevention vs. detection of defects tracking key performance indicators and daily patrol of production areas
  • Coordinates actions to prevent the occurrences of nonconformities to internal, Federal and State laws
  • Maintains customer compliance resolution on defects including alleged food poisoning if needed
  • Responsible for the identifying and maintaining of key performance metrics for the Quality organization
  • Continuously improves plant procedures for monitoring and ensuring conformance to specifications for incoming raw materials as well as for finished products
  • Acts as the primary liaison to Corporate QA
  • Plays a key role in training and coaching of quality requirements to all levels in the business unit’s organization
  • Ensures optimum business processes to support full customer and regulatory compliance in terms of quality and food safety
  • Stays attuned to and prepares adaptation to changes in customer, company and regulatory changes in requirements
  • At times liaises with customers and regulatory agencies

 

 

Education :

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, quality, technical or business related field from an accredited 4-year college or university required

 

Work Experience :

  • Minimum of 5 years quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment, with preference in food manufacturing

 

Job Skills :

  • Advanced technical knowledge in catering processes and design functions, manufacturing methods, inspection, statistical methods and quality auditing
  • Knowledge of lean standard tools, TQM methodology
  • Basic lean, six sigma knowledge, and continuous improvement understanding a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Project management experience
  • Strong organizational skills, able to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task

 

Communication Skills :

  • Strong interpersonal skills, interact well with multiple departments as required
  • Able to work with little supervision
  • Excellent reading, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Change Agent
  • Multi-lingual a plus

 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations :

  • ServeSafe certification preferred
  • HACCP certified

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