Quality Assurance Manager in Ozark AL

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CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division)
Title: 
Quality Assurance Manager
Date: 
03/11/2020
Job ID: 
26.20DW
Location: 
Ozark AL
Degree: 
B.S./B.A.
Salary: 
75,000 - 90,000
Job Types:
QA/Lab Manager
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Quality Assurance Manager

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for managing the plant Food Safety and Quality Assurance program. Assists Operations in the identification and implementation of quality improvements. Assists Engineering in the identification and implementation of structural and mechanical designs to support food safety and GMP practices

Assures compliance with applicable quality, food safety and regulatory standards. Support, implement, and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through GSFI programs. This role is responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the development, training, execution, and verification / validation of all quality systems
  • Ensures compliance to all regulatory, customers, and corporate programs. Leads and participates in regulatory, customer, and internal audits. Provides leadership in the development, training and maintenance of the plant quality and food safety (QFS) programs
  • Act as the primary contact for internal and external customers and investigate consumer and customer complaints while providing written communication regarding the findings
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring plant sanitation and product safety programs to ensure a safe and wholesome product supply; lead teams through product recall management process
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams on a proactive and ad hoc basis to identify and provide practical and compliant solutions to quality issues
  • Provides leadership to help ensure a safe work environment throughout the plant. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and drives safe work behaviors in leadership and frontline staff
  • Coordinate the activities of engineers and contractors in complying with GMP’s during construction activities
  • Work with vendors to correct noncompliance issues concerning ingredients and supplies

Requirements:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in food-related field (Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry)
  • 4-7+ years’ quality and/or food safety experience
  • 3+ years’ project or team leadership experience
  • Experience with quality regulatory requirements (FDA, SQF, GFSI, FSMA)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GFSI standards
  • Demonstrated problem solver with ability to implement effective solutions
  • Previous experience designing and deploying training programs
  • Effective management and supervisory skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English language
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn our business, be a team player and enjoy working in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • Good general understanding of business and financial principles
  • Keep current with changes in technologies and regulation for the countries we do business
  • Work effectively with all levels of the company, good communicator and understands they are in a leadership position that greatly impacts the organization and responsible for strategic success

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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