Company: Job Juncture
Posted on: January 16, 2022
$80-100K * $5,000 Sign On Bonus!
Our food manufacturing client is looking to hire a Quality
Assurance Manager to their Norfolk, Nebraska location. -The QA
Manager has the responsibility for overall product safety, quality
and regulatory compliance for the manufacturing plant. This
includes the development and implementation of a preventative
quality system, specification compliance, operator training and
development, quality testing of ingredients and/or finished
products, labeling, complaint handling, and communication with
sales and plant personnel regarding quality program trends, issues
and opportunities according to established policy and
As part of the leadership team help drive culture change by leading
as example with positive attitude and innovative thinking to
contribute to the business strategy.
Implement and monitor the company's Quality Assurance Program at
the facility according to established policies and procedures and
assuring the accuracy of data.
Establish quality assurance specifications for finished products,
in process testing and ingredients and ensure that these
specifications are met and adhered to by production personnel.
Establish quality specifications for incoming raw materials with
Purchasing, monitoring these raw materials to ensure that
specifications are met.
Recruit, direct, coach, lead and supervise all QA personnel
constantly raising the standard of performance. - Establish
education and development programs for employees including SOP's,
quality specifications, safety and job expectations.
Prepare and manage laboratory budget. - Identify opportunities to
reduce costs and improve margins.
Research and provide analytical results on customer complaints in a
timely manner. - Interact with customers as needed on complaint
investigation and resolution.
Assist operations with establishing procedures and supervising all
product and process development and test runs, reporting all
Manage inventory of off-spec materials, including the scheduling
and reworking of products as needed.
Maintain FDA compliance, HACCP, SQF and Food Safety programs.
Conduct internal, vendor and contract manufacturing audits as
Maintain and improve all current quality assurance lab data system
reports. -Conduct statistical analysis on production, lab and
Maintain Kosher and Halal certification program and manage
ingredient verification process.
Ensure compliance with all company, state, federal and
international safety and regulatory policies and practices as
Remain current on matters relating to production methods,
formulations, analytical techniques and federal regulations as they
relate to the Company's products. - Make recommendations for
improvement as necessary.
Assist with the education of production personnel in the monitoring
of product quality. - This includes the proper cleaning of
production equipment and warehouse areas, performing sanitation
audits and monitoring proper closure of bags and storage
Coordinate pest control services.
Bachelor's Degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Biology or related
Master's Degree or Equivalent preferred.
5+ years previous manufacturing QA Management experience.
4+ years of lab experience; strong knowledge of laboratory testing
procedures and computer software applications.
Experience in a food grade manufacturing facility preferred
Experience recognizing problems, analyzing them, offering solutions
and using logical thought processes when making decisions.
Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction
to lab technicians, as well as other personnel.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple
Demonstrates high attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and
completeness, hands-on mind-set, effective time management,
proactive disposition and be a flexible team player.
Strong leadership with the ability to work collaboratively in a
team environment across functions, all levels of management, and
Keywords: Job Juncture, Sioux City , QA Manager, Executive , Norfolk, Iowa
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