Quality Assurance Manager - Butter - Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Tulare, CA


Quality Manager – Butter Operations

Land o’Lakes is a Fortune 300 company with over $12 billion in annual revenue and the third largest cooperative in America.  Since 1921, we have been member owned and operated.  We are a market and customer-driven cooperative committed to optimizing the value of our members’ dairy, crop and livestock production.  We do business in all fifty states and have a presence in over fifty countries with our headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Additional information about our organization can be obtained at www.landolakesinc.com

Have great ideas?  We’d love to talk.  Our success reflects the efforts, commitment and pride of our employees.  And as we continue to build on this success, we’ll always be looking for talented people to contribute.

Land O’Lakes is currently seeking: Quality Manager – Butter Operations (5235BR) Tulare, CA Land O’Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities.  Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunities and Affirmative Action Employer.  Land O’Lakes, Inc. values and recognizes the unique talents and potential of all employees and is committed to continue to build a diverse and inclusive work force.  Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.  Contact: slmartin-mcnabb@landolakes.com



Job Title:

Quality Assurance Manager - Butter












Tulare, CA











Reports to:

Western Region Sr. Quality Manager













Next Level Supervisor:






Job Summary:  1-2 sentences describing what this position is expected to accomplish.


Provides leadership and guidance in plant level Quality Assurance to ensure compliance with Dairy Foods quality systems for the Butter manufacturing operations to protect our consumers, our customers and ultimately build our brands. Adherence to these quality systems ensures compliance to all regulatory requirements.  



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Duty or Area of Responsibility



Administers and facilitates the training and education of butter operation employees with respect to the quality and food safety expectations in the Land O'Lakes Quality Management System. This quality management system will provide effective and long term resolution of the food safety, product quality and regulatory hazards (FDA, USDA and CDA) to successful business performance.



Provide technical support to plant management regarding process/product improvements including key financial input regarding butterfat and solids yields.



Develops and implements a plant manufacturing assessment process that accurately measures the execution of the Land O'Lakes Quality Management System.



Develops programs and monitoring systems with site sanitarian to effectively manage the sanitation practices within the butter operations.










Job Scope:  Budget, Revenue, Direct Reports, Sales Volume, etc.


Area impacts all aspects of butter manufacturing operations in Tulare.



Qualifications:  Education, Experience, Certifications, etc.


-          BS/BA degree in Food Science or related technical field

-          Proven leadership skills and experience managing people including employee development.

-          Minimum of five to 10 years experience in quality assurance, operations and regulatory responsibilities.  Experience will include the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for raw milk, butter, natural cheese and various dried products.

-          Proven experience in the highly regulated environments of IMS, USDA and wastewater control 

-          Proficient with the concepts of hazard analysis, risk assessments, and system/process applications.

-          Knowledgeable in quality management techniques of root cause analysis, FME and preventative quality.

-          Excellent organizational, communications, interpersonal and team interaction skills

-          Highly motivated, self-directed and a self-starter




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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and may be revised at any time.



Contact: slmartin-mcnabb@landolakes.com




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