Co-Pack - Ocean Spray - Lakeville, MA
is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and
grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped
preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930,
Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice
drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled
juice category. The cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more
than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 50 countries
worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving
and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business
in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment.
Quality Manager, Co-Pack
Ocean Spray Location: Corporate
Requisition #: 2709
Employment Duration: Full time
Last Updated: 8/13/15 7:47 AM
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is
looking for a Quality Manager of Contract Manufacturing to lead a
segment of the North American Co-pack Quality Network on the Global Partner
Quality team. The position is based in Lakeville, MA; full relocation
Principal Duties and
- Provide quality and technical
leadership, directions and resources to the Quality and Food Safety
Network with the Contract Manufacturing, Licensing and Strategic
Alliance Partnerships. Responsible for the development and
maintenance of the contract manufacturing Quality operation manual and
- Manage contract manufacturers/licensees/alliance
partnersí food safety and quality approval process for consistency
across all lines. Maintain Quality operating standards, develop
and assist with technical change processes and conduct Quality Reviews
with contract manufacturers as necessary.
- Provide technical support
during commissionings of new products,
packages, changes in formulas, etc.
- Define food safety and quality
testing requirements and compliance guidelines for partners.
Ensure that Quality monitoring systems and documentation are used at the
contract manufacturers that demonstrate compliance to specifications
over time (e.g. Positive Release and HACCP programs).
- Support routine quality
activities such as supplier complaints; lot and code tracing; monitor
holds; review plant problems; issue new formulas and coordinate
laboratory cross checks with Corporate Quality.
- Coordinate risk analysis and
corrective actions of food safety incidents (Class I, II, III) with plant management and their recall
- Design, implement and manage
programs, databases, and/or policies to track performance and management
risk. Provide insight and support in the development and
implementation of appropriate plant KPIs for each partner facility.
- Enforce 3rd party and GFSI
certification requirements in the network.
- Conduct regular on-site
inspections of contract manufacturing locations to ensure GMP and other
standards or guidelines set forth in Ocean Sprayís Production and
Quality Manual are being applied and product being produced for Ocean
Spray meets the specifications.
- Develop improvement strategies
along with the Senior Manager of Global Partner Quality to help meet
quality and food safety objectives. Work with Corporate resources,
suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and contract manufacturers to
identify process improvements and other cost optimization opportunities.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability
- Bachelors or Masterís Degree in
Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or Food Science.
- 5-7 years quality experience in
food and beverage industry with emphasis on development, training,
auditing, HACCP plan development and validation, sanitation programs,
regulatory compliance, specification adherence, and other food safety
and quality programs with co-packers, licensing and strategic alliance
- Experience in the food industry
plant environment with an understanding of manufacturing process.
- Knowledge and understanding of
FDA requirements for processing and packaging of food and beverages.
- Good computer skills, Word, Excel,
and preferably working knowledge of SAP. Good SPC and Statistical Data
- Strong communication skills and
demonstrated ability to influence and provide directions, analyze and
resolve problems, improve processes and handle conflicting priorities.
- HACCP certified; Juice HACCP,
GFSI (e.g. SQF) certification and experience preferred.
Compensation and benefits are high
on everyone's priority list, so itís high on our list too. Thatís why Ocean
Spray provides competitive salaries and a wide variety of benefits -
including programs that protect your health and welfare, help you prepare for
retirement and truly enable you to balance your work and family life.
Ocean Spray is an Equal Opportunity