Quality Manager - Dairy

Category: 
Food & Beverage
Job Location: 
Casa Grande, AZ

Are you looking for a growth opportunity in the dairy food industry in the Southwest of the U.S.?   Are you an “on the floor” type of laboratory or Quality process manager under HACCP guidelines?  If you would like to grow your career and be part of a successful team, then you could be what our client, a leader in their industry, is looking for in their next Quality Assurance Manager.  This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company that offers a relocation package, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to: sfregien@pointonerecruiting.com

The Quality Manager is responsible for safeguarding product safety and quality while meeting Company and regulatory standards, and has oversight responsibility for a continuous quality improvement program that includes quality control and quality assurance. This person is responsible for ensuring that the production and distribution of products meets or exceeds all quality standards. This person also has responsibility for communicating quality results and the transfer of quality and QA knowledge to the workforce.

 

Responsibilities:

Manages the operation of the dairy plant laboratory, including ensuring supplies and equipment are available. Ensures product safety, regulatory compliance, and compliance with company standards as stated in the Quality Assurance Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Company directives.
Drives Continuous Improvement efforts in product quality/performance and process optimization.
Provides leadership in coaching, education and training of management staff and plant employees for Quality Assurance; seeks assistance as needed from other training resources.
Develops, facilitates and maintains the Cultured Product HACCP program.
Provides inputs to Customer Comments Log, and views/monitors Supplier Corrective Action postings to ensure all SQF audit requirements are met.
Implements and maintains all CWD quality systems (i.e. SQF 2000).
Reviews all product labels used in the facility and ensures adherence to regulatory and Company standards. Maintains or ensures the maintenance of the CWD Nutritional Database System for the facility.
Ensures adherence to appropriate regulations and Company standards for raw milk quality.
Supervises the appropriate chemical, bacteriological, sensory and utilization tests on raw materials and pasteurized products.
Communicates quality metric and inspection results to appropriate managers and others in leadership positions including, but not limited to daily, weekly or monthly KPI reporting to Plant Manager.
Ensures that proper sanitation procedures are utilized and that adequate sanitation tests are performed; provides “troubleshooting” efforts in the event of sanitation system failure.
Assists the Plant Manager in managing local, state, customer/third party, and federal audits and inspections.
Is responsible for expense management and control, including labor and “Cost of Quality” utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS).
Ensures adherence to all contract packaging quality requirements.
Cooperates in a cross-functional manner as a change agent with all departments within the Company.

 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s or advanced (preferred) degree in a science-based area of study (food science, microbiology or dairy science)
2+ years of supervisory experience.
Proven grasp of microbiological/food safety and science practices and terminology.
Strong knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.
Possesses a working knowledge of sanitation systems, techniques and procedures.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent verbal/written communication skills.
Possesses understanding of the basics of change management.
Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees. * * Well-developed problem solving skills.
Supervisors plant quality supervisors and technicians

 

Safe Quality Food Requirements:

Maintain food safety and food quality through completing job tasks and maintaining the work area in a sanitary manner.
Required to wear food safety/sanitation clothing.

 

Experience:

Supervisory: 2 years (Required)
Microsoft Office Suite: 1 year (Preferred)
Food safety: 1 year (Preferred)

 

Education:

Bachelor's (Required)

Recruiter Name: 
Scott Fregien
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 221

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