QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER in Chicago IL

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The Judge Group
Title: 
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
Date: 
03/04/2020
Job ID: 
643701
Location: 
Chicago IL
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
100-140K PLUS BONUS
Job Types:
QA/Lab Manager
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FORTUNE 500 FOOD MFG COMPANY

CHICAGO AREA

PLANT QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

$100-140K PLUS BONUS

EXCELLENT BENEFITS, 401K, AND VACATION

FULL COMPREHENSIVE RELOCATION PACKAGE

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fully responsible for the entire Quality department and quality systems within a large baked goods plant.
  • Ensures compliance through the implementation of programs such as HACCP, sanitation and pest control, GMPs, net weight management, etc.
  • The position leads Continuous Improvement of conformance quality and best in class cost of quality by utilizing TPM and lean six sigma tools
  • Quality Management System for plant to ensure compliance to company and customer requirements
  • Maintain strong food safety program
  • Ensure compliance / audit readiness
  • Review quality systems and quality programs annually
  • Develop Quality Management System
  • Develop plant KPIs and scorecard
  • Management of plant quality labs ensuring they meet analytical and micro testing standards
  • Partner with R&D and engineering to execute commercialization
  • Development of post commercialization quality control plan
  • Track, report and review the Quality Performance Indicators on a regular basis
  • Manage cost of quality
  • Monitor process capability against specifications and drive improvement utilizing statistical tools
  • Conduct effective root cause analysis and implement corrective action and preventive action
  • Consumer Complaints/Quality issues resolution
  • Ownership of customer consumer complaint investigation and resolution
  • Development and training of plant quality and sanitation team

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of quality assurance management within a large, highly progressive food mfg company(unilever, kraft, nestle, etc)
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills
  • BS degree in a related field (bio, food science, micro, etc)
  • Managing a large team, and the quality as well as sanitation departments
  • Strong background in a plant setting / and manufacturing processes
  • Strong track record of success and results as a QA Manager
  • Excellent background in Food Safety and regulatory requirements
  • TPM/ Lean Six Sigma experience / have previous experience in leading the CI function within a quality department and the entire plant
  • CQE preferred
  • HACCP certified preferred
  • Sanitation leadership experience within a food plant
  • Union experience highly preferred
  • Exceptional leadership results and accomplishments within a QA manager role
  • Job stability is necessary
  • Not looking for a contractor
  • Must have green card, or US citizenship
  • Excellent references

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