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Plant Quality Assurance Manager

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Vineland
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

Our client is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager for their food manufacturing site in Vineland NJ. The QA Manager is the top technical individual at the plant level. This position leads the plant in assessing food safety and quality related to all aspects of the facility. Leads and participates in initiatives to improve products and processes related to quality, food safety and consistency. As a key member of the plant management team, assists the plant manager in providing quality and food safety leadership to all employees. The Quality Assurance Manager will participate/lead projects in conjunction with Corporate QA/Food Safety management. Quality Assurance Manager may leads/participate in initiatives to develop new products or improve existing products and processes. This may involve working with suppliers, customers and corporate technical teams.This is a full time direct hire position and relocation assistance is available. This job will have the following responsibilities:Manages a staff of technical professionals and sanitation associates that may include Quality Assurance Analysts and Technicians.Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.Makes recommendations and decisions involving food safety issues and quality issues having significant potential business impact to corporate and plant management.Develops and implements programs, policies, procedures, and work instructions for quality and food safety assessment and improvement in line with Corporate standards (as well as GFSI standards).
Coordinates plant quality and food safety audits (internal and third party).
Works with plant manager to assign audit responsibilities to various members of the plant team.Serves as a key technical resource in plant and as a liaison between corporate R&D, Tech Services and plant operations. Interfaces with customers and suppliers as needed for technical initiatives.
Resolves non-conformance issues/quality problems at plant facilities, warehouses, and in the market.
Works with plant management team to develop corrective action plans and communicates plans to QA management, sales, marketing, and the customer as appropriate.
Recommends and/or develops orientation and training programs for quality, food safety, GMP training.
Assist members of the plant team in training as appropriate.
Trains and instructs plant employees in recommended quality assurance testing and general housekeeping practices and advises on equipment sanitation; confirms these procedures are being maintained.Reports on key Quality Indicators to plant and corporate management. Responds to all customer/consumer food safety issues through vendors or customer serviceDevelops new products or modifies existing products/processes and coordinates plant introduction. Inputs and maintains Pathway database on assigned projects being lead at the plant level (ingredients/formulas/processes)Directly supervises 4-10 QA technicians or analysts.
Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, appraising and terminating employees; planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances and resolving problems.Qualifications & Requirements:BS or BA degree in food science, food engineering, microbiology, chemistry, or other similar science related field.Certifications in food safety. SQF GFSI HACCP, ectLean Six Sigma Experience.
Green Belt Certification desired. Some Product development experienced desirable.Five plus years of experience as a quality assurance supervisor/manager in a food related industry.Must be able to lead projects/people, motivate associates and proactively anticipate and address issues

Keywords: The Judge Group, Vineland , Plant Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Vineland, New Jersey

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