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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Job Type: Full-time
- Quality Assurance: 4 years