Must have consumer package goods experience and food production experience.
The Quality Assurance Manager provides leadership and direction to the QA/R&D organization in all major areas of responsibility including: Incoming raw material testing/monitoring; Finished product testing; Routine product monitoring; New product Development; and quality and new product strategic initiatives. Experience working in a food manufacturing facility, as well as direct experience implementing and managing numerous facility audit and certification systems including SQF, Kosher, Organic are critical. This individual will be the primary point of contact for all State and Federal inspection agencies as well as key customers. Responsible for building and managing a competent team and providing hands on management and development of Direct Reports. This individual is a key member of the management team and must possess significant technical skills and supervisory management experience. The position reports directly to the CEO. ResponsibilitiesDevelop standardized production, quality, and customer-service standardsIdentify potential risks before they become a problem, focusing on root cause analysis and preventive actionPerform internal and external quality audits and compile detailed reports of findingsBuild a strong team through coaching, mentoring, specific training and performance evaluations
QualificationsBachelor's degree or equivalent experience5+ years' relevant work experienceHighly organized with excellent attention to detail