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Quality Manager Watertown, WI




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Watertown Hops

United States



Quality Manager

Supply Chain

Watertown Hops opened in 1989 and is a division of MillerCoors located in Watertown, Wisconsin. Watertown Hops provides high-quality hops directly to MillerCoors and generates income from sales to third parties. The plant also provides easy access to a wide variety of hops products, which helps us more quickly develop new products, since hops can have a significant effect on the flavor profiles of beers. Watertown Hops employs a staff of approximately 10 to 15.

  • Leadership of the Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety processes at Watertown Hops Company.
  • Serve as member of Leadership Team at Watertown Hops Company.
  • Owner and Champion of obtaining and maintaining the plant’s ISO and PSM management systems at the highest level.
  • Assist in research and process development planning and play a major role in promoting learning development in the facility.
  • This position serves as the Associate Chemist backup during vacations, absences or other needs.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Monitor analytical data, process trend charts, and run sheets to ensure compliance to the Quality Manual and timely reaction to trends in the data.
  • Champion the effort to achieve and maintain ISO and Kosher certification for Watertown Hops Company.
  • Review the Quality Manual on an annual basis to ensure compliance and recommend updates.
  • Log and track hold material, process deviations, and consumer complaints.
  • Represent the quality assurance aspect of the facility during audits and inspections.
  • Participate / Leadership in Level 1 Structured Communication meetings.
  • Assist in the creation and modification of laboratory procedures.
  • Lead training (Safety, People, Quality, Service, Cost) training as assigned.
  • Perform an annual chemical inventory and audit of MSDS sheets.
  • Present technical information on chemical safety at team meetings.
  • Ensure that all chemicals in the facility are labeled in accordance with the facility’s Hazard Communications Policy. Own the Process Safety Management program.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry or other similar field required. Advanced degree in field of work or business school preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Quality Management, Manufacturing Leadership or performing analytical/chemical tests per established standards.
  • Experience performing routine calibration and preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment is preferred.
  • Experience managing ISO management systems preferred.
  • Proven skills in Operations Division core competencies (Analytical/Problem Solving, Results Driven, Innovative, Team Player/Interpersonal Skills, Intellect, Resilient/Flexible/Adaptable, and Leadership Skills).
  • Strong planning and organizing skills to implement and control all elements required for managing the facility based management systems.
  • Interpersonal skills to represent the facility during audits and inspections, to participate on various technical meetings and to present materials to peers, subordinates, superiors, contractors, consultants and other professionals.
  • Strong attention to detail.


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