Regional Quality Manager

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/07/18
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/07/18


Job Description

Overview of the Regional Quality Manager position

Responsible for regional plant facility planning, implementation and measuring of DS Services Quality Program for product, package & coolers ensuring total customer satisfaction.



  • Performs DS Services Audits biannually.
  • Assist in the execution of plant corrective actions.
  • Develop plant level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for product & package quality.
  • Performs monthly review with plant personnel to include KPI review, customer complaint trends, and process control issues and 5S activities.
  • Shares responsibility in maintaining facility, product and source permitting.
  • Shares responsibility in maintaining source water quality.
  • Facilitates self-directed sales/branch audit process.
  • Assist in obtaining International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) Certified Plant Operator (CPO) certification and plant Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification (where applicable).
  • Monitors implementation of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP).
  • Perform co-packer and Primo Water audits annually as needed.
  • Shares responsibility for assuring implementation of DS services (DSS) Quality Standards for co-packer operations.
  • Participates in new product development initiatives as required.
  • Assist in developing and improving skills/competencies in the manufacturing plants.
  • Advises Directors of Production on technical/quality issues, updates on technical/regulatory requirements
  • Shares responsibility for implementation support of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and regulations for internal DS Services production locations.



  • Bachelor's degree in either Food Science, Life Science or related experience.
  • Minimum five to ten years of plant quality management in food, beverage or related industry.
  • Three to five years in a multi-plant quality management role preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work successfully in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work successfully with minimum supervision.
  • Strong knowledge of quality and hygiene regulations; HACCP and CI process.
  • Thorough understanding of 5S process; water treatment process and science.
  • Knowledge of budgetary applications and cost awareness operations.
  • Ability to successfully obtain IBWA CPO and SQF practitioner status
  • Ability to successfully obtain FSMA Preferred Qualified Individual (PCQI) training for compliance with FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements.
  • Flexibility to travel as required.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
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