JO 15763 Corp. Quality Assurance Sr. Manager-Multi-Plant
Spray Drying/Ingredient experience a plus, but not required


South Central WI (easy access to Madison, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dells etc)           Relocation package provided.

Salary Range:

$ Competitive compensation based on your experience ($90K to ?? + Bonus potential).

Reports To:

Quality Assurance Technical Director


This position is responsible for assuring that the quality of products meet or exceed food safety and internal/external customer expectations by providing practical, hands-on oversight of quality programs at assigned manufacturing plants, in accordance with company policies and procedures. Frequent travel for work, up to 66% of the time.


The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

·         Supervises assigned plant quality managers at 4 separate Wisconsin based plant processing locations.

·         Works directly with assigned plants to ensure the proper execution of quality & laboratory policies, procedures and methods.

·         Provides regular hands on support to plants, collects and reports quality key measures.

·         Conducts audits of both conditions and behaviors.

·         Provides support for root cause analysis and associated corrective actions that drive measurable, continuous and sustainable improvements into food safety, product quality and regulatory compliance.

·         Ensuring quality policies and procedures are appropriately maintained, recorded and administered.

·         Providing appropriate training in all aspects of quality systems and programs to ensure compliance with established quality process/procedures.

·         Assisting plant personnel in executing quality procedures and drive sustainable improvements in the quality culture at all locations.

·         Acting as a technical resource and liaison between corporate quality and manufacturing operations, government agencies, customers and other internal and external stakeholders.

·         Assisting plants in reduction of non-conformances.

·         Acting as a technical resource for root cause investigation and resolution of quality issues at a plant level.

·         Maintaining quality-related score card metrics, developing and executing plans to meet and improve metrics.

·         Providing assistance to plants in developing and documenting quality best practices.

·         Performing plant quality audits as needed.

·         Identifying quality process improvement opportunities and recommending appropriate process changes.

·         Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace.

·         Timely and accurate completion of duties.

·         Frequent travel for work, up to 66% of the time.



·         Computer Skills:   Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position.

·         Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, scientific journals, technical documents and governmental regulations. Ability to understand application research related terminology and government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively to employees, customers and suppliers concerning technical issues.

·         Mathematical Skills:  Ability to perform calculations, and provide advice relating to the application of mathematics and chemistry to food processing.  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of trigonometry, and plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

·         Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

·         Other Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines.  The ability to drive a motor vehicle, and maintaining a valid driver’s license.  Maintain technical competency and remain current in changes in the industry.  Must maintain technical competency in quality and remain current with changes in associated technology, industry and regulations.

Physical Demands/Work

·         Physical Demands – Employee is continuously (more than 67 to 100%% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear.  The employee is occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and stand.  The employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

·         Work Environment – The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level is usually moderate.     

·         Protective Equipment – This position may need personal protective equipment that is appropriate for the job being performed, such as hearing protection, food safety clothing and other.

Education & Experience

This position requires a Bachelor Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field of study, knowledge related to the job and three to five years of job-related experience.



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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