Under the direction of the Plant Quality Manager, this position provides leadership and support to processes and projects related to food safety, regulatory, SQF, new product development, and raw material trials for the business. This position provides direct support for the Operations Area Manager group as well as the Quality Lab Technicians. Results are achieved through analysis of quality data, validation/verification, internal quality process auditing, and physical presence during quality projects. This person is responsible for providing daily information, assistance, direction, guidance, and education related to the technical food science/quality related issues. Active participation in the Area Manager business group and input to other business functions is expected. The ability to perform all tasks in a highly collaborative, team environment is essential. Continued success is achieved, in part, through the development of positive personal relationships within all employee groups. Willingness and flexibilty to work on various shifts is required. Promotable behaviors are a must for success in the Quality Area Manager position.
Major Position Responsibilities
Internal Customers: All hourly manufacturing personnel, Area Manager group, Department Managers, HR, Purchasing, Administration
External Customers: Corporate, consumers, equipment and material vendors, Temp services, FDA, and other regulatory
Bachelor’s Degree of Arts or Science or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
3-5 years' related experience
Better Process Control School
SQF practitioner, HACCP certification, FSMA PCQI
Preferred: Computer skills including use of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Office, and web-based programs. Facilitation, Coaching, team building skills, communication, and organization. SPC for PI initiatives, Food safety and science knowledge, thermal processing, and microbiology.