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Quality Assurance Manager


Posted Date:

23-Dec-2013 (CST)

Closing Date:

23-Jan-2014 (CST)




Hereford, TX, USA

Pay Rate:

60000 negotiable based on knowledge and experience

Pay Type:



Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401(k)

Employment Type:

Full Time


Summary: The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for supporting Merrick Natural Petworks with the primary focus of ensuring that our products meet our strict quality standards throughout the entire supply chain. It is important to be able to deliver a continuous improvement approach through training and education for all team members regarding food safety and quality. This is a leadership role that will support the entire department and report directly to the Food Safety Manager.

This person will assist in the leadership of enhancing and maintaining the following programs: (other items may be assigned)

  • SQF Third Party Food Safety and Quality Certification
  • Certified Organic Program
  • Product Specification Program
  • Supplier Approval Program
  • Food Quality Plan (SOP's/SSOP's)
  • Internal Auditing Program
  • Customer Care Support
  • Sanitation Program
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Product Recall Program
  • Personnel Training

This position also includes providing complete support of the following responsibilities:

  • Production Process and Document Reviews
  • Enhance KPI program for ongoing quality measurement and reviews
  • Review technical problems and procedures of departments and recommend solutions
  • Works with supplier representatives to obtain information related to supply quality standards
  • Cooperates with other top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures, and goals


Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred, may substitute previous work experience. 3-5 years experience in management handling; hire, termination, discipline, training/development, and employee relations.

Desired Qualifications (not required):

Previous experience in food manufacturing

Previous HACCP certification program design and/or implementation

Bilingual (English Spanish)

Mathematical concepts

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Powerpoint presentation software.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed.

Work Location: Hereford, Texas


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