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Quality Assurance Manager-Sagamore

Company: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage Plant QA team including plant lab technicians for all site labs.
  • Maintain Quality and Food Safety programs including prerequisite 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.
  • Responsible for maintaining company licenses such as ANVISA and MAPA.
  • Responsible for leading the Quality Journey to Excellence for the facility.
  • Manage Food Safety Plans (FSP), Food Defence Plans (FDP) 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 Tate & Lyle's 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
  • Ensure timely investigation and associated corrective actions of all plant related customer quality complaints, process deviations related to food safety & 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 CAPEX, 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. 
  • Other tasks as arranged by line manager.

Key Behaviors for Quality Assurance:

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from customers, regulatory agencies, and/or members of the business community in a professional, customer focused manner.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or customers.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple projects concurrently with an ability to discern prioritize work accordingly (high vs. low; value added vs. non-value added)
  • Ability to work with a high degree of integrity and respect for our products and people
  • A working knowledge of computers and business software such as and Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SAP is required.
  • Purpose driven (Improving lives for generations)
  • Foster a dynamic culture based on partnership, agility and execution.

Skills and Experience:

  • 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 people manager

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, Lafayette , Quality Assurance Manager-Sagamore, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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