Quality Manager - Joplin, MO
Pet Food Mfg, Inc.
blue buffalo company, ltd.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION – PURPOSE OF ROLE:
This position provides quality leadership for a plant by
setting the quality strategy, improving quality standards, goals, and
objectives. This position will focus mainly on the operations side of quality
assurance; Quality Systems, Food Safety and the
appropriate food safety systems, Sanitation, and Specifications. The Quality
Manager monitors and advises on how the quality management system performs,
publishes data and reports company performance
against set KPI. The Quality Manager advises on changes in quality procedures
and systems, implements new systems, where necessary, and provides training,
tools, and techniques to enable others to achieve quality.
all food safety programs.
all master sanitation plans.
food safety certification efforts (FSMA, SQF, BRC, etc.)
all quality programs from incoming ingredients, in process checks, and
finished product tests.
training for all QA, food safety, and sanitation programs.
for ensuring all specifications and formulas are current.
person for all quality, regulatory reviews.
and schedules work.
timely decisions using sound and accurate judgment while keeping
appropriate people informed in the decision process.
manage plant quality staff through ensuring appropriate staffing,
providing formal and informal evaluations/feedback, addressing employee
issues when warranted and providing appropriate training and mentoring.
in audits, new product start-up and developing specialized customer
requirements where applicable.
with standardization and refinement of daily operational processes.
reinforcement of quality practices throughout the organization.
complaint investigation and follow up.
duties as deemed necessary by management.
be required to travel 10% of the time.
- Bachelor degree in Food Science
or a relevant technical filed. (i.e. – Engineering, Biology, Microbiology or chemistry).
years of experience in the food industry (Product Development, Process
Development, Quality Assurance or appropriate
years of direct plant experience.
problem solving capabilities and interpersonal
skills essential. Ability to effectively lead and develop a team with
various experience levels.
computer skills, including the ability to use software for data
analysis, word processing and presentation.
PREFERRED SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:
experience desirable: Dry blending, wet blending, extrusion, drying, and
process control (SPC) knowledge is desirable. Understanding and use of MiniTab is desirable.
bachelor degree in Food Science or a relevant
technical filed. (i.e. – Engineering, Biology, Microbiology
Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. and its
affiliates are an equal opportunity employer and follow all national, state and local ordinances regarding applicant