Quality Compliance Manager

Reference Number: vxbmgrqc
Location: Dakota, IL

Our client, a leading private label and contract manufacturing supplier of quality food and beverage products, is seeking to fill a role for a Quality Compliance Manager to join their growing quality team.  The Compliance Manager will be responsible for a broad range of compliance services in support of the quality department.    If you are seeking a financially strong company with growth potential, please read below.


Job Requirements

Responsibilities –

  • Performing periodic GMP/food safety related audits in internal manufacturing and distribution facilities, supplier audits in a variety of food processing/packaging environments, label compliance audits, and maintenance- food safety related performance audits.
  • Assisting in the development and maintain the Supplier Quality Program.
  • Developing a Supplier Risk Based Auditing Schedule.              
  • Ensuring timeliness, consistency, and accuracy in all audits and audit reports.
  • Assisting in the investigation of potential compliance issues.
  • Partnering with other departments to develop effective audit CAPA's.
  • Partnering with suppliers to develop effective supplier audit CAPA's.
  • Providing follow-up on close out of Audit Corrective Actions.
  • Developing and maintaining auditing database.
  • Developing and maintaining label compliance database.


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well individually in problem solving situations.
  • Analytical - Collects and researches data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Respectful to others, remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote sanitation and overall quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Identifies external threats and opportunities.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Education and Experience

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school in Food Science, Microbiology, Food Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a quality assurance role within a food manufacturing facility and broad knowledge/experience of various food-beverage processing operations.
  • Knowledge of dairy, beverage, and/or cheese industries is highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge in GMP s, food safety practices and management systems, HAACP, QMS, GFSI, and relevant government regulations is required.
  • Direct experience performing third party audits (GMP, HACCP, GFSI).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and standard operating procedures
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and customers,
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible within a changing work environment.


Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Day to day work includes:

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently is required to sit, climb or balance, and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Occasional weekend work
  • Ability to travel 20-30%

Base Pay $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 /Year