POSITION AVAILABLE:

JO 15685 Director of Quality Assurance

Manufacturer of Liquid All-Natural Flavored Beverages, Coffee, Tea, Creamer Concentrates, Dietary Nutritional Beverage & Supplements.†††

†SQF Level 3 certified & GMP compliant.

Company has† extensive R&D expertise

Private label & Contract Manufacturing

Location:

WISCONSIN / ILL† area

Salary Range:

$ Competitive Base + Bonus depending on your experience

Reporting Structure:

Executive Vice President


Position
Summary:

The purpose of this position is to plan, develop and implement techniques, processes and procedures for controlling the desired level of quality of all goods supplied by the Company. The Quality Director will act as the head of the site quality reporting to the Executive Vice President. Has overall responsibility for product integrity, employee training, document control, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance.† Responsible for coordinating with production purchasing, sales and customers to resolve problems

Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Nutrition or Biology or related technical field.† Masterís Degree preferred.
  • 10 or more years in FDA/ISO/Lean Manufacturing environment with hands on CGMP experience, preferably from an OTC/Pharmaceutical company.
  • Must have superior documentation skills with the ability to generate and maintain Quality System Procedures.
  • Must have supervisory experience and ability to lead and influence others.
  • Must have superior customer relations skills, be customer focused, a good presenter, and someone that is naturally seeking improvement.
  • Experience, exposure and / or training in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5S is preferred.
  • Auditor background is desired.
  • Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc) is preferred

 

Duties &
Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all phases of the customer cycle, from early customer involvement through post-delivery support, are meeting or exceeding the requirements for mission success.
  • Supervise the quality, supplier development, continuous improvement, quality training and quality systems functions.
  • Develop and implement Quality plans and programs promoting sound and effective principles as set forth in company procedures, government standards and directives, and commercially-proven methodology and ensure that the department conforms to these principles.
  • Improve the efficiency of the Quality organization through effective leadership, individual and group training, and process improvement.
  • Ensure Safety Compliance with government standards and directives
  • Perform initial quality planning and implement cost effective quality plans commensurate with customer requirements.
  • Coordinate Quality activities with Operations, Sales, R&D and other departments
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of quality records that document the quality status of material/products and will provide necessary information and cumulative data.
  • Maintain a supplier rating system, inform vendors of their performance, and monitor trends and corrective actions.
  •  Responsible for maintaining food safety, employee safety, quality standards and Customer specifications.
  • †Report any food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Contact:

Terri Sherman, Vice President-Industrial Foods, Ingredients & Flavors, Tom Sloan & Associates, tsherman@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890, Cell: 414-530-4171

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