VP of Quality Systems in Fort Pierce FL

Orchid Island Juice Company
VP of Quality Systems
Job ID: 
Fort Pierce FL
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No - Modest relocation reimbursement
Job Types:
Director/VP Quality Assurance, Formulator, Microbiologist

Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company is creating a VP of Quality Systems position that is responsible for food safety, excellent sanitation practices and exceptional quality products.

  • Responsible for establishing, implementing, and directing quality assurance and sanitation efforts in all department and suppliers.
  • Establishes and maintains quality assurance and excellent sanitation standards, procedures, and controls.
  • Works directly with manufacturing to implement and manage quality assurance activities and to enforce requirements as specified by raw ingredients, package specifications, and regulatory agencies
  • Works with research and development during new product start-ups and establishes checkpoints for testing new products
  • Initiates corrective actions
  • Manage the material review board meeting process to maintain quality assurance, optimize usage of raw materials and reduce work-in-process
  • Lead factory continuous improvement efforts and quality assurance processes to meet organizational goals and strategies
  • Monitor and analyze plant internal auditing processes to drive quality assurance in manufacturing operations
  • Manage departmental financial and resource budget
  • Develop training in quality, problem solving and continuous improvement activities to raise the level of quality systems competence in manufacturing operations
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Need:

  • 7+ years of Quality Management experience
  • 10+ years of experience in lean manufacturing, specifically lean operating system deployment
  • Experience in plant transformation and change management
  • Expert knowledge of Six Sigma quality concepts and application of principles
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing concepts and application of principles
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, business acumen and conflict resolution experience
  • Able to work effectively in a matrix organization to drive quality initiatives, balanced with owning and driving plant specific priorities
  • A self-starter, action oriented, able to lead others, organized and detail oriented, able to work in a team environment, able to lead change, and constantly drive to improve processes
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field required
  • Master's degree in Quality Systems, Business, or Engineering preferred
  • Certifications in Lean, Six Sigma and Project Management desired
  • SQF Food Safety & Quality
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