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Quality Assurance Manager - Dyersburg, TN 38024


Develey Mustard & Condiments



Develey Mustard & CondimentsDeveley Mustard & Condiments is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to join our team!


The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for establishing, implementing, and managing quality control systems designed to ensure adherence to food safety, specifications, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement of products. The Quality Assurance Manager must be able to communicate clearly and in a timely fashion with all departments, and demand adherence to, the high standards of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Systems, Quality Control Systems, Manufacturing Processes, and Sanitation Protocols. Manage, plan, supervise and control all aspects of plant quality to include; coordination of the development, training, implementation and reporting of Food Safety and Quality into 100% of facility processes monitor and maintain compliance with GFSI, FDA Food Safety regulations and requirements; consistently implement requirements set forth for maintaining the highest standard of quality for products and services.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance


  • Responsible for leading, managing, and successfully executing all aspects of Quality, and Food Safety Systems including training, implementation, and reporting.
  • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining adherence to the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), IFS (GFSI), as well as USDA, and other 3rd party compliance standards.
  • Interface with third party auditors; IFS, Kosher Council, and county, state, and federal agencies as pertains to audits, GMP, HACCP, regulatory, quality, and food safety issues. IFS representative; responsible for implementation and serves as point of contact for IFS standards for the plant.
  • Ensure implementation and maintenance of Quality Systems for Quality Control and Manufacturing activities, including deviation control, change control, document control, inspection readiness, OOS/OOT, CAPA/quality issue management, internal and external audits, management review and training programs.
  • In line with company business strategy, develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the quality assurance department.
  • Involved in hiring and training department employees on food safety, quality assurance and quality control activities.
  • Manage the disposition and resolution of non-conforming areas. Ensure inspection and Material Review Board (MRB) processes are executed timely and effectively; Ensure department supervision does the same.
  • Audit company policies, procedures, and systems that affect product quality to assure compliance with the company’s quality system and good manufacturing processes. Prepare documents and reports.
  • Investigate quality and food safety and compliance issues (e.g., CAPA, non-conformances, audit observations, customer complaints) for all production processes prior to final product release based on company principles; analyze results, make recommendations and develop reports.
  • Oversee analytical and microbiological work done at each step of the production process to assure that quality control standards are maintained by developing and monitoring lab and plant specifications for each product.
  • Lead investigations of product complaints and breakdowns. Perform any necessary analytical work and associated reporting as needed. Conduct root cause investigation to identify and correct issue to determine corrective and preventative action.
  • Maintain and improve as needed the Quality Management System (QMS) and conduct quality audit system.
  • Interface with customers, management, sales, production manager, and production staff to facilitate growth and improvement in the quality process.
  • Manage lab investment, budget and cost optimization projects in conjunction with procurement and finance department. Review and approve the purchase of lab supplies and equipment.
  • Enforce company policies, establish performance standards, and evaluate employee status.
  • Maintain and manage the FDA SSOP programs and review daily documentation generated to assure regulatory and specification compliance.
  • Oversee plant sanitation and pest control programs. Ensure compliance with HACCP, process and quality SOPs, and adherence to GMP standards.
  • Responsible for the selection, training, development and supervision of QA staff
  • hold regular weekly QA-Meeting and protocol sustainable corrective actions, interdepartmental presentation of current QS-problems.
  • Responsible for leading process, cleaning validation studies. Based on validation studies develop monitoring and implementation of cleaning plans and insure their effectiveness.
  • Lead internal audit programs that include site hygiene inspections and following up on corrective action.
  • Responsible for several systems of food safety at the production site, such as Food Defense, Allergen Monitoring, Monitoring of foreign bodies according to the Central Quality M directive.
  • Guarantee the traceability in plant, check the functionality of traceability system by regular traceability tests.
  • Responsible for the compliance, preparation, supervision and follow-up of customer, co-packers, supplier and certifications audits.
  • Responsible for over site of regulatory affairs including legal assessment of suppliers, data management, product development, and labeling.
  • Responsible for reporting to Central Quality Management in form of monthly QA reports, communications of deviations and critical incidents on site.
  • Excellent Computer skills (Microsoft office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint) and ERP system ideally MS –Dynamics.
  • Other Duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 5+ years of Quality Supervision in a Food Manufacturing Plant experience required
  • 2+ years of Quality Manager experience preferred

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Job Type: Full-time


  • Quality Manager: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Quality Supervision: 5 years (Required)
  • FDA regulations: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Food Manufacturing Plant : 1 year (Required)
  • Food Chemistry or Biology: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Job distance:

  • Dyersburg, TN: Between 31 and 40 miles (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No



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