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Quality Manager

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Would you like to be part of an outstanding team, working in a large complex manufacturing plant and for a company that's going through some cool changes?  Located near Purdue University, only 45 minutes from Indianapolis.  
The Quality Assurance Manager will develop and manage Quality Assurance programs, QC Lab, and all activities that ensure compliance with company policies, food safety standards, government regulations, and industry best practices including cGMP and Preventive Controls. The QA Manager will integrate quality assurance and quality control into all functions and people.
What you'll be doing...

  • Lead and manage team of 4-5 direct reports and an indirect team of approx. 14 technicians and analysts indirectly with respect to core values of safety, respect and integrity.
  • Lead and manage Plant QA team including plant lab technicians for all site labs.
  • Maintain Quality and Food Safety programs, ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation and ensure that all new regulations (e.g. FSMA) are quickly and accurately implemented in the plant.
  • Responsible for facilitating GFSI audits and corrective actions.
  • Manage Food Safety Plans (FSP) and preventive controls assessments. Compose and edit FSP/ Preventive Controls plans and strategies for new products. Manage FSMA records.
  • Maintain plant document library for all Food Safety and Quality documents (i.e. product formulas, FSP, plant food safety policies, and SOPs).
  • Participate and contribute to continuous improvement efforts from a departmental perspective.
  • Establish internal manufacturing specifications, standards, protocols and procedures, as needed
  • Develop and execute training programs that support company objectives with  regard to quality and food safety
  • Apply administrative and record-keeping processes to support the food safety and quality programs listed above
  • Ensure labs comply with all Global and Plant safety policies
  • Facilitate the investigation of all customer quality complaints, and process deviations related to food safety and OOS material.
  • Ensure full visibility/transparency of all critical and major quality incidents, providing effective root cause analysis and subsequent solutions to drive continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate and assist the plant and area managers on troubleshooting, problem resolution, and CAPA programs as required.
  • Manage the plant's lab group fiscal year budget
  • Review all plant project requests for capital expenditure to ensure that the project will adhere to all quality and food safety standards.
  • Participate in all Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews to ensure quality, safety, and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Perform monthly review of all quality KPI's.
  • Review all Management of Change requests (PLM, QMM) for the plant related to product quality, safety and legality.
  • Accurately execute activities linked to SAP (handling of expired materials, batch comments after SLIM run, disposition codes, etc.)
  • Serve as the Quality liaison with ICD on new product development trials.
  • Lead all customer and certifying body audits and facilitate corrective actions, as needed, to ensure compliance to all necessary requirements.
  • Assist with the development of and manage the plant's water monitoring and environmental monitoring programs
  • Maintain plant and lab’s analytical equipment and ensure compliance with group methods.
  • Maintain regular communications with direct reports and ensure a high level of support and engagement within team. 


    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Food Science, Microbiology, food process, chemistry or comparable required;
    • 5+ years of related Quality Assurance experience in a food manufacturing plant preferred.
    • 2 to 3 years’ experience as a manager
    • Formal preventive controls (PCQI/HACCP), Quality System training is strongly preferred
    • Familiarity and experience with Food Safety certification management preferred

Keywords: Job Juncture, Lafayette , Quality Manager, Executive , Lafayette, Indiana

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