Position Summary: Supervises quality programs and
preventive control programs for the Mullins Processing facility. Provides
and oversees QA technical support to multiple departments and operations
within the facility. Ensures QA department meets compliance, customer, and
company requirements including department goals and objectives.
- Provides necessary
definition, development and deployment of product quality assurance
strategy, addressing all phases of product development.
- Supervises department and
overall expectations pertaining to setting accurate test schedules,
costs and resources.
- Ensures delivery against QA
department goals and objectives, i.e. meeting commitments, audits and
coordinating overall quality assurance schedule.
- Troubleshoots quality issues
that affect quality performance of all products.
- Acts as liaison between Operation
personnel and quality assurance team in meeting with all established
- Maintains policy for
documentation/record keeping of all products.
- Assures an effective HACCP /
Food Safety Plan is in place with an active and functional Food Safety
- Implements ongoing quality
improvement processes working with interdepartmental teams.
- Maintains product consistency
throughout product cycle, to include the design, define and build
phases through quality checkpoints and testing.
- Anticipates product release
delays and takes corrective action, escalating as needed, to resolve
and achieve commitments.
- Orchestrates the delivery of
Quality Programs to different departments.
- Provides effective
communication regarding issues, objectives, initiatives and
performance to plan.
- Supports the planning and
execution of new product development efforts, including all associated
resources to meet committed delivery dates.
- Coordinates and directs
inspection in correlation with Quality Management and testing
procedures for raw materials, processes and finished goods.
- Implements and monitors
policies and procedures for raw material vendor inspection.
- Supervise the implementation
of quality related training for QA/QC and plant personnel in
performing required tests, decision-making skills, statistical process
control and GMP and housekeeping standards.
- Implement review process to
ensure HACCP, SOPís and SSOPís manuals and practices are up to date
and in compliance. Active participant in direction and goals for
company product quality, food safety, HACCP, GMPís, SOPís, SSOPís,
laboratory, facility and equipment sanitation standards and pest
- Performs other duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Must be able to work effectively in a multi-tasking work environment, and
be familiar with quality assurance principles, statistics, HACCP, GMPs and
SQF standard. Must be experienced working with computers and designated
software programs as required to perform job functions. Must be able to
work independently with minimum supervision and have the ability to
interact positively with others within the department and the organization.
Must be able to supervise.