Quality Assurance Manager


Spencer, WI

Industry: Food & Beverages


11 - 15 years

Posted 165 days ago

  by    Frank price

This job is no longer available.

Position Purpose:

Provides leadership and guidance in plant level QA to ensure compliance with Dairy Foods quality systems for Spencer, WI to protect our consumers, our customers, and ultimately build our brands. Adherence to these quality systems ensures compliance to all regulatory requirements.

Directs and facilitates the training and education of Spencer, WI manufacturing plant employees with respect to the quality and food safety expectations in the Client Quality Management System (QMS).

*  Provide direction and staffing for the producer testing, in process, finished product and laboratory operations

*  This individual will provide administrative and managerial responsibilities related to the QA function

*  Budgeting/capitalization of the department and providing career development counsel to direct reports and other QA professionals

*  Provide technical support to plant management regarding process/product improvements including key financial input

*  Develops and implements a plant manufacturing assessment process that accurately measures the execution of the Client QMS

*  Develop programs and monitoring systems with site sanitarian to effectively manage the sanitation practices within the plant

This position reports to the Plant Manager

Experience-Education (Required ):

*  We are seeking a BS/BA degree in Food Science or related technical field

*  Minimum 5 plus years of proven leadership skills and experience managing people including employee development

*  The individual should have minimum of 10 years' experience in quality assurance, operations and regulatory responsibilities

*  Comprehensive knowledge of USDA, FSIS, HACCP, and SSOP requirements

*  Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays as needed to support plant operations

Competencies-Skills (Required):

*  will include the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for high-risk products such as ready-to-eat foods, dairy, cooked meats, etc.

*  Proven experience in the highly-regulated environments of IMS, USDA and wastewater control

*  Proficient with the concepts of hazard analysis, risk assessments, and system/process applications with knowledge in quality management techniques of root cause analysis, FME and preventative quality

*  Excellent organizational, communications, interpersonal and team interaction skills

*  Highly motivated, self-directed and be a self-starter

*  Strong computer skills with experience using Windows based systems, Word, Excel, Power Point

*  Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays as needed to support plant operations

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; climb up and down stairs and ladders; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The temperature of the work environment can fluctuate due to occasional temperatures from cold/cool to warm/hot. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud and will require ear plugs. While working in the manufacturing areas, the incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment.