Quality Manager

  • 51492
  • 06 Aug 2019
  • Beloit, WI
  • Manufacturing
  • $65,000 - $85,000

Job Description

Quality Manager

The Quality Manager position requires a deep understanding of aseptic beverage product development, quality, and technology expertise. These techniques includes but not limited to quality and safety assurance of all products, plant and equipment capabilities, accuracy of formulations, GMPs, and HACCP guidelines a long with technical leadership practices in developing technical lab services department.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Supports the mission, values and vision of the company.
  • Maintains the best interest of company first and foremost.
  • Work with employees in a positive and constructive manner to maintain a professional relationship. Demonstrates courtesy, discretion, friendliness and diplomacy.
  • Works within a team environment to share information and help others as needed.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise within the company and for our customer base.
  • Develop key objectives to be met for all direct reports; stressing salary administration will be met upon meeting/exceeding stated objectives. All objectives should reflect strict division of labor/responsibility within the QC function and should state explicitly all given responsibility and promote direct accountability.
  • Direct and provide appropriate training for all direct reports.
  • Assist SVP of Quality Assurance by providing quantitative and justifiable criteria for possible expansion of the AQC staff.
  • Ensure that all direct reports are functioning effectively within their given job description.
  • Assist Director of Technical Services with employee reviews, salary determination, and job description development/revisions .
  • Develop/maintain responsibility for finished goods specifications for all products manufactured by us.
  • Develop/implement required testing protocols and methods for existing and all new products/packages.
  • Implement program and train resources for better support of P.C. function (i.e., brix, drained weight, viscosity, etc...), eliminating the need for P.C. technician to conduct in-process analyses.
  • Common objective with P.C. and R.M. Manager : Develop and implement comprehensive discrete HOLD procedures for raw materials and finished goods. The procedures should be explicit with regard to required information flow between all functional areas concerned.
  • Direct and maintain responsibility for all AQC data acquisition and fill maintenance with a focus on completeness and ease of retrieval.
  • Maintain responsibility for formula control (i.e., formula being used by cooks vs. historical records), as well as the development/use of new AQC sheet when the formula for a given item number has been revised.
  • Develop and direct all finished goods sampling (protocol development).
  • Maintain on-hold records and coordinate disposition with P.C. Manager, R.M. Manager, Production and Accounting.
  • Inspect and evaluate all day-after products to include approval/rejection by the Approval Committee.
  • Conduct/monitor all storage stability evaluations.
  • Ensure that all direct reports are effectively making batch adjustments of cook's batch samples, to include preservative adjustments, when appropriate.
  • Maintain responsibility for the investigation/disposition of all product complaints.
  • In the event Sr. VP of QA is not available. The QC Manager will act as SQF Practitioner and follow through with all duties required to maintain SQF certification, food safety plans and quality plans.
  • Ensure proper AQC staffing requirements for "after-hours" production and weekend production, when needed.
  • Ensure that all finished goods are tested per the customers testing requirements, and when required, communicate all finished goods testing results to customer

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skill and/or ability and the physical requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
  • A proven track record of exceptional organizational, planning and overall time management skills in addition to exceptional verbal and written communication,
  • A comprehensive understanding of the core competencies of manufacturing capabilities and propriety product development.

Education and/or Experience :

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in Food Science
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in the food service industry

A comprehensive understanding of the core competencies of manufacturing capabilities and propriety product