Quality Assurance Manager

  • Jobot
  • Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • Jul 27, 2022
Full time

Job Description

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Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 per year

A bit about us:

Focusing on quality and customer service we are a premium cheese manufacturer and supplier of slices, shreds, chunks, cubes and loaves for supermarket delis and restaurants from coast to coast.

Why join us?

401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Bonus Pay

Job Details

Job Purpose:
The Quality Assurance Manager will serve as Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for MDS Cheese production facility. Their primary role is to work with departments to ensure the development, compliance, training and certification of HACCP and other Food Safety and Quality programs and plant initiatives for all company products.

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; reviewing and appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, plan and mentor employee development and skills training.
  • Establish, monitor and update (as warranted) Food Safety and Quality programs (FSQMS) in conjunction with other departments to meet company and regulatory objectives such as FDA/USDA, GFSI: including but is not limited to; quality control testing, microbiological testing, HACCP, food safety and defense procedures, GMPs, training, pest management and housekeeping/sanitation practices.
  • Audit for compliance of Food Safety and Quality programs. Oversees completion of internal audits.
  • Lead HACCP/Food Safety Team and meetings, risk assessments, troubleshooting, and special projects.
  • Oversight of Approved Supplier Program.
  • Oversight of product development efforts.
  • Collect and trend quality/food safety data. Present data at monthly plant meetings to discuss any continuous improvement efforts and/or ways to mitigate identified risks
  • Ensures review of Food Defense efforts and annual inspections.
  • Serves as lead contact to uphold product claims.
  • Direct and oversee sanitation for entire facility; ensure sanitation standards and procedures are enforced.
  • Promotes strong Food Safety and Quality Management culture by providing the resources needed to facilitate programs.
  • Promote and support continuous process improvements and systems.
  • Oversee all departmental policies and procedures are being followed and documented.
  • Conduct root cause analysis to assesses incidents and complaints for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution (CAPA).
  • Supervise quality control technicians, as needed.
  • Plan and perform bi-annual mock recalls.
  • Review FSQMS documentation necessary for regulatory submissions and
  • HACCP/Food Safety Team Leader - has authority to initiate actions in regards to Food Safety and Quality programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Food Science or related field. Masters degree preferred
  • Preferred five years of Food Safety and Quality management role in a manufacturing environment;
  • HACCP certified and subject matter expert with Food Safety Standards,
  • Strong project management skills; analytical skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to coordinate food safety efforts with multiple departments.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work with tight deadline and meet new and changing demands.


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