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Quality Assurance Manager
Carolina Foods Inc - Charlotte, NC




Plans, coordinates, directs and manages quality control program to ensure continuous plant management consistent with established standards by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Directly responsible for monitoring and verifying the quality of the manufacturing process from incoming to finished product shipment, ensuring formulations and quality standards are adhered to, adequate sanitation standards are maintained at all times and packaging requirements match industry standards. The QA Manager is responsible for day to day staffing of the Quality Assurance department in the plant. The QA Manager has the responsibility to take immediate action to protect food safety and food quality. The QA Manager has the responsibility to report noncompliance with food safety requirements, food quality and consistency requirements, regulatory requirements, customer requirements and all internal policies and procedures to the executive management team if they are not being satisfactorily addressed at the plant level.

  • Verifies the implementation, maintenance and function of the food safety and quality processes including HACCP, SQF System, GMPs, prerequisite programs and all customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepares and leads the facility in preparation for internal and external audits including: 3rd Party, SQF System, GMP, HACCP, Food Safety and Food Security and Prerequisites Programs. Accompanies inspector, completes necessary reports and posing, performs follow-ups to non-conformances found and provides responses as appropriate.
  • Provides Quality support for project commercialization. Ensure appropriate steps, forms and approvals are complete to assure successful project startup.
  • Train site on proper inspections procedures and practices. Assist in ensuring facility is inspection ready at all times.
  • Educates plant management on all internal and external policies such as HACCP; FDA, internal policies and procedures and regulatory or special customer requirements. Verifies compliance and reports non-compliance.
  • Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy for finished products.
  • Formulates and maintains quality control objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals.
  • Identifies and communicates areas of risk for the company in food safety, quality or compliance, protecting product safety and consistency at all times.
  • Works with plant management to achieve plant efficiency and quality objectives.
  • Assists with customer visits including plant tours.
  • Ensures all customer and regulatory requirements are met including labeling, net weights and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates objectives with plant procedures in cooperation with other plant managers to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
  • Provides inspection activity for product throughout production cycle.
  • Manages all aspects of the QA Department including directing activities, QA employee training and competencies, testing programs for compliance, product specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Enforces or establishes standards for incoming raw materials.
  • Investigates formulates response to all complaints regarding food safety and quality.


  • Bachelorís Degree from a four-year college or university; concentration in Food Science or related studies or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Quality Control Manager in a food or associated business preferred.
  • Expertise in HACCP, SQF, Food Safety and Food Defense.
  • Proficient using computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and email.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage aggressive timelines with expected results.
  • Effective and proved problem solving skills.
  • Strong team leadership and team building skills.
  • Outstanding analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Carolina Foods, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package as well as the ability to be a part of an established company with growth potential.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 4 years


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