The Plant Quality
Assurance Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of all
plant Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Sanitation programs. The incumbent
works cross-functionally to assure plant compliance with MOM Brands quality
and food safety programs, including reduction and control of product
noncompliance, HACCP, sanitation, cGMPs and
product quality. The Plant Quality Assurance Manager also works with
Operations on the identification and implementation of quality improvements
and with Engineering on the review, identification and implementation of
sanitary design principles for buildings and equipment. The Plant
Quality Assurance Manager, under the direction of the Director, Quality
& Food Safety, leads Quality and Food Safety (QFS) program and system
execution, assuring plant compliance with all MOM Brands Corporate and
Regulatory QFS standards and completes all job duties in a manner that
fully supports plant safety and environmental requirements and practices.
Assure that all raw materials, process parameters, sanitation
procedures, and finished products comply with Customer, Company, State and
Assure that HACCP plans are fully implemented and monitored
for all processing lines. Responsible for validating changes to food safety
fundamentals (prerequisite programs.)
Coordinate the activities of maintenance, engineers and
contractors in complying with GMP’s and the Invasive Work Matrix before,
during and after construction and invasive work activities.
Provide managerial and technical leadership to Quality
Assurance technicians and other appropriate plant QA staff.
Lead, participate in and fully support plant Continuous
Improvement projects and activities.
Provide technical assistance to team members regarding the use
of chemicals and proper sanitation protocol. Duties to include
the verification of cleaning methods for control of microbial, allergenic,
and organic product cross contamination risks.
Manage and audit quality programs and maintain proper
Administer hold product dispositions. Follow-up and coordinate
the release and/or removal of hold product through the proper channels.
Assure the training of team members in the areas of noncompliance,
metal detection, GMP’s, HACCP, color code, sanitation procedures, net
weight, and sensory attributes.
Coordinate the activities of the pest prevention program.
Assist in the development of pest prevention schedule. Coordinate the
licensing of all pest applicators and/or the person(s) responsible for
supervising the contacted pest control service.
Direct the implementation, process and follow-up to corrective
action items for audits, and inspections by customers or regulatory
Initiate and drive quality and food safety initiatives
consistent with annual goals and objectives, using precision leadership
Direct the compilation of plant specific data necessary for
the rapid identification and retrieval of suspect product involved in a
market withdrawal or recall.
Responsible for developing, validating, verifying,
implementing and maintaining SQF prerequisite, food safety, and food
Investigate consumer and customer complaints and provide
written communication regarding the findings.
Collect quality data and develop reports for business units.
Provide QA Support to internal and external customers.
Other assigned duties as needed.
Minimum of 4 year B.S.
degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related scientific field.
Minimum of 10 years experience in food manufacturing business,
preferably in the Quality Assurance or Production environment.
Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. Must have and extensive
knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, sanitation, quality systems, and experience
working with and leading teams in a manufacturing environment. Must
possess a thorough understanding of FDA, state and local regulatory
Effective management and
supervisory skills. Must have excellent facilitating skills in a team
environment, and effective communication skills, both written and oral.
Training skills with ability to develop own curriculum. Must be
a demonstrated problem solver with the ability to implement effective
solutions. Working knowledge of statistical and other advanced
analytical problem solving tools. Must be able to read, write and
communicate in the English language.
Internal – Work with
Corporate Quality & Food Safety management, peers at other manufacturing
locations, Operations Managers, Production Line Manager, Process
Engineering, Product Excellence and Innovation, Purchasing, Information
Technology, Supply Chain, Corporate Engineering, and Production Team