Sr. Manager of Quality Assurance in Anaheim CA

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Sr. Manager of Quality Assurance
Job ID: 
Anaheim CA
Not Specified
Job Types:
Director/VP Quality Assurance, QA/Lab Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

Sr. Manager of Quality Assurance

The Senior Manager of Quality Assurance is responsible for managing Quality Compliance and Quality Engineering staff and activities.  They are responsible for ensuring the facility and its many quality programs are managed in accordance with all applicable regulations and standards and for ensuring quality issues and non-conformances are appropriately investigated.  The Senior Manager will take the lead on preparing for, hosting and responding to all compliance audits and will manage the internal audit program to ensure compliance is maintained in all areas of the operation.

Detailed Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Manage the operations of the Quality Compliance and Quality Engineering teams
  • Monitor and maintain KPI performance
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the interpretation and implementation of all applicable regulatory requirements and standards (e.g., 21 CFR Parts 117, 114, 111, MUI Halal, Kosher, Non-GMO, Gluten-free, etc.)
  • Assess and continually improve the effectiveness of compliance-related training
  • Train personnel on compliance-related topics and procedures as needed
  • Develop compliance-related topics and procedures as needed
  • Ensure quality documents and changes to quality documents are processed in a timely manner
  • Write and revise compliance-related procedures and forms (e.g., SOPs, forms, food safety plans)
  • Ensure site has appropriately trained PCQIs (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) for FSMA
  • Ensure food safety plans are created and maintained for all relevant product types
  • Ensure review, monitoring and verification activities are performed for all food safety plans
  • Evaluate changes to facilities, materials, products and equipment for impact on compliance
  • Maintain all applicable facility registrations
  • Oversee NSF certification program
  • Lead and oversee audit prep and audit response activities
  • Manage the internal audit, allergen control and gluten-free programs
  • Work with regional GRA to ensure compliance-related documents (e.g., certificates of manufacture, import documents, etc.) are provided in a timely manner
  • Approve deviations and other quality-related documents requiring management review
  • Ensure all nonconformance reports (QIRs, NMRs, MRRs, PEs, NCRs) are appropriately investigated and closed
  • Ensure the CAPA program is appropriately managed
  • Ensure SOPs for all Quality Compliance and Quality Engineering programs are kept up to date and accurate
  • Prepare and provide updates to senior QA leadership
  • Coach, train and develop staff
  • Communicate and/or interact with compliance experts and consultants as required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Quality Compliance Supervisor and staff (3-5)

Quality Engineering Supervisor and staff (3-5)

Required Qualifications:


  • Extensive knowledge of GMPs, FDA regulations and documentation procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage QA functions and programs
  • Ability to communicate cross functionally with peers, associates and upper-level management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Coaching and mentoring skills – team development


  • 8 years of progressive experience in Quality Assurance
  • 5 years Supervisory experience in Quality Assurance


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in a scientific field
  • 5 years’ experience in a Quality role in a Dietary Supplement or Acidified Food company
  • ASQ certified in the areas of Inspection, Auditing, Engineering or Managing Quality

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Harris-Rigas at

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