Quality Assurance Manager

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Judge Executive Search
The Judge Group is seeking a degreed Quality Assurance Manager for a food manufacturer in Indiana. The qualified individual will ensure consistent production of quality, safe product by following government and corporate guidelines. He or she will supervise all Quality Assurance associates. The QA Manager will perform all jobs safely, accurately and efficiently to improve and maintain the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability and our strategy of putting the Customer first. He or she will be a role model and will demonstrate the company's core values.

Provide leadership to the plant in areas of product quality and food safety
Serve as a liaison for all governmental inspections
Participate in corporate regulatory compliance audits and inspections
Audit plant sanitation process through product testing, environmental testing, and physical inspections
Assure that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are effectively and consistently followed
Ensure pest control program is in compliance
Support quality initiatives by participating in food safety or quality initiatives
Monitor to ensure that Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), formulations, allergen programs, and finished product consistently meet specification
Assure that Quality Assurance staff is properly resourced and trained
Ensure effective and thorough annual training of GMPs, SQF, and Food Safety Programs
Assure that record keeping is accurate and meets company, SQF and government regulations
Ensure all receiving procedures for ingredients are in compliance with safety and quality standards
Investigates all consumer comments; collaborates with production on action plans
Assist Food Technology Department with product audits, product development and calculation of raw materials
Provide support to production in all continuous improvement effort
Provide feedback to suppliers to resolve quality issues and improve relationships
Assist the staff management team in all SQF requirements and policies
Support the creation, application, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
Accountable to the company Food Safety and Quality Principles
Oversee and train direct reports in the performance of their duties
Complete all performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports

Bachelor's Degree in a technical field (BS)
3+ years quality assurance lab experience
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical and scientific journals, legal documents and financial reports
Able to apply advanced mathematical concepts and statistical process control concepts on an as needed basis
Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
Able to define problems, gather data, establish facts and draw conclusions
Able to interpret technical instructions in diagram or mathematical form
Comprehend concrete and abstract variables
Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products

Salary: $75,000-$90,000


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