Beverage Manufacturing Facilty - Quality Assurance Manager

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Company: Beverage Manufacturing Facilty
Location: Montebello, CA, 90640
Industry Sectors: Beverage - Non Alcoholic
Date Posted: 10/19/2016

Position Details Platform/ Corp. Function:  FDA Quality Management 

Job Title:Quality Assurance Manager

Business Unit/Function:Regulatory and  Quality

Job Band: QA/QC

Position Title:  Quality Assurance Manager/Quality Control Manager

Position Purpose  This position is responsible for coordinating and assuring compliance for the Quality Assurance/Control, Food Safety/HACCP programs and activities within the Company.

Principal Accountabilities

Responsibility/DutyPercentage

Quality Systems - Ensure reliable and robust systems and controls to maintain product safety, regulatory compliance and product quality.   Maintain a focus within the location on the Quality key process indicators (KPI's) and Improvement against defined targets.  Develop and implement a local Quality Management Business Plan in alignment with federal and local requirements; active participation in development and implementation of quality initiatives.  Represent Quality as part of the local management team.  Ensure Quality Management involvement in the location Management of Change (MOC) process. 40%

Food Safety Systems - Accountable to lead the HACCP development and implementation.  Ensure approval of Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers to ensure product safety is not compromised.  Ensure that all location employees have basic product safety and crisis management training.  Ensure all labeling and Nurtritonal information is within regulatory compliance.  Working with R&D and Purchasing to ensure all formulations and procedures meet shelf life and regulatory compliance. 30%

Customer - Maintain Customer audit programs and agreed 3rd party certification.  Customer focus, manage customer documentation, specifications, and ensure active customer support 15%

Employees - Develop and engage the local Quality Management Team to maximize their potential in line with business needs.  Ensure the optimal organization of the local Quality Management team to meet customer, and Corporate requirements. 15%    

Essential Functions/Requirements

  • Routine physical activity including standing, walking, typing, lifting, and climbing
  • Ability to travel as needed approximately 20%
  • Ability to communicate effectively; manage and lead employees

Education, Experience, Skills

  • B.S. or M.S. in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry or any other physical science
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Experience

  • Minimum 7 years experience in Quality, Operations, R&D, Technical Service Management
 

Skills

  • Demonstrated familiarity with beverage related quality assurance and quality control management systems
  • Demonstrated familiarity with quality, HACCP, GHP, Codex, and GFSI auditing (BRC SQF)
  • Minimum 3 years quality control laboratory experience in a food/beverage manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 7 years demonstrated management experience in talent development, leading a highly engaged team, and proven leadership skills.
  • Knowledgeable in multiple areas of Beverage manufacturing (HTST, Cold Fill, Carbonated, Pasteurized, Shelf Stable, low acid)