The Quality Assurance Manager will manage quality systems
installation, development of quality assurance procedures, and performance of quality audits of on-site and
off-site organizations to ensure compliance with established procedures,
policies, and governing company and customer requirements.
The principal accountabilities of
this position include:
Develops policies and
procedures to assist in compliance with established Good Manufacturing
Practices as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 21 part
110 Food Safety Modernization Act and with the ACS Policies and
Maintains certification as the
company SQF Practitioner with the responsibility and authority to lead
the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the Safe,
Quality Food System, Food Safety Fundamentals, Food Safety Plan and the
Food Quality plan.
Interprets and maintains a
current knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements to ensure
compliance with established regulatory procedures for food safety.
This includes coordinating product safety programs, i.e. the HACCP
(Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points) program.
Administers (audits, maintains
and updates) the laboratory quality assurance program including the ACS
laboratory quality assurance policies and the laboratory procedures of
analysis. Determines variability in procedures and equipment; and
authorizes changes in standard procedures.
Through the Factory Managers
and Factory Chemists, this position provides corporate leadership and
direction to each location including policies and procedures for quality
control and quality assurance programs at the factory site.
Reviews new process chemical
requests to ensure proposed usage is in compliance with governmental
regulations. Authorizes chemicals for factory use on the Approved
Monitors the Trace/Recall
system to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the system.
Findings and recommendations are provided as necessary.
To be successful in this position requires extensive knowledge
of chemistry and quality assurance, normally gained through the completion of
a four year-college degree with five or more years of relevant
experience. Knowledge and experience of Good Manufacturing Practices is
required. The incumbent must possess the ability to simultaneously
handle multiple projects in various phases of development; complete projects
within established time frames; and develop appropriate documentation, procedures,
policies and training programs to ensure compliance with regulatory
requirements. In addition, the incumbent must possess the ability to
develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels
within the organization, with consultants, customers and representatives from