Looking for a Food Quality Control Manager for
The Quality Control Manager position requires an
individual who can conduct a wide variety of Quality Control department
activities. Not only will they be required to build the department and
the processes in a new cheese making facility, but they will be responsible
for all of the testing, documentation, reporting, etc., after the facility
is up and running. He/she will be responsible for overseeing the day to day
quality and food safety processes of the facility and making decisions on
numerous quality issues as they arise. They will work closely and
collaboratively with all employees in the facility and be responsible for
their quality training.
The duties will vary broadly as this is a new position
in a start-up company.
Principal Accountabilities During Construction and
Ramp Up the Quality Control Manager will:
- Act as key resource to
different groups (engineers, contractors, owners) involved in building
construction to ensure all aspects of food safety and quality are
incorporated into the building and the culture from the ground up.
- Determine lab layout,
processes, and equipment needed.
- Work with vendors to secure
proper equipment to support quality needs of facility. Negotiate
- Determine and develop necessary
quality practices/processes and sustainable training framework to meet
all regulatory requirements.
Principal Accountabilities On-going Responsibilities
of the Quality Control Manager:
- Ensure compliance of
regulations/policies ultimate accountability for all Food Safety and
Quality Regulations (FSQR) compliance. Analyze, review, and interpret
- Implement programs to ensure
customer and supplier standards are met.
- Monitor regulatory activities,
ensure plant compliance, act as liaison with regulatory authorities at
local, state and national level.
- Perform prevention activities
and issue resolution act as customer interface, manage FSQR audits,
respond to customer questions/complaints, proactively identify risks,
take action to prevent FSQR non-conformities.
- Develop, implement, assess, and
document procedures/process/systems plan and direct all FSQR
programs and management of change, implement product specification
systems, drive continuous improvement, and provide input to location
leaders and owners related to capital needed to maintain a food safety
and quality leadership position in the business.
- Develop audit protocol.
Participate in or oversee conduct of quality audits. Develop
corrective action plans as needed.
- Drive implementation of process
control strategies using data analysis, trending, application of
statistics, root cause analysis & corrective actions and other
quality management tools.
- Create and test a product
- Shape food safety, quality and
regulatory culture/reputation - interface with managers/ directors and
outside agencies to represent FSQR as part of location
- Be part of management team, act
as liaison between customer and operations to ensure
standard/expectations are met, build and develop effectively engaged
FSQR workforce, lead implementation of FSQR strategy/tactical plans.
- People/resource management
Accountable for quality training and development of all employees.
- Lead and manage development of
FSQR initiatives and budgets, and set accurate and challenging
- Perform other duties as
To perform the Quality Control Manager job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Minimum 4-year degree in
scientific discipline such as food science, chemistry, biology or
related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
- Minimum 7 years in quality
control/quality assurance experience in the food industry.
- Keen understanding of
laboratory function/operations of standard to moderately complex lab
- Knowledge of the principles,
practices and procedures utilized in the role.
- Demonstrated regulatory
knowledge and experience with Quality, HACCP and food safety practices
such as risk assessment, auditing, and assigning product disposition.
Other combinations of education and experience which
can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills
and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position may be
Job Type: Full-time
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