Job Reference Code: WP-982
Location: South Ohio metro
Salary: $90-100K + 5%
Last Updated: 03/16/2018
Our services have been retained to recruit a QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER for plant location (300 union employees – QA is nonunion) and located in large Southern OH metro. Our client is one of the food industry’s best kept secrets…a $1.3 billion processor with 10+ plants nationwide, profitable and growing. And this community offers good schools, great educational opportunities, many outdoor recreational activities and a superior quality of life.

Position reports to Vice President of QA and will serve as top technical individual at the plant level. This position leads the plant in assessing food safety and quality related to all aspects of the facility. Leads and participates in initiatives to improve products and processes related to quality, food safety and consistency. As a key member of the plant management team, assists the plant manager in providing quality and food safety leadership to employees. The QA Manager will participate / lead projects in conjunction with Corporate QA/Food Safety management.

Key Job Responsibilities:

• Manages a staff of Quality Assurance professionals that includes 2 Supervisors and 17 Quality Assurance Analysts • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards. • Makes recommendations and decisions involving food safety issues and quality issues having significant potential business impact to corporate and plant management. • Develops and implements programs, policies, procedures, and work instructions for quality and food safety assessment and improvement. • Coordinates plant quality and food safety audits (internal and third party). Works with plant manager to assign audit responsibilities to various members of the plant team. • Serves as a key technical resource in plant and as a liaison between corporate R&D, Tech Services and plant operations. • Resolves non-conformance issues/quality problems at plant facilities, warehouses, and in the market. Works with plant management team to develop corrective action plans and communicates plans to QA management, sales, marketing, and the customer as appropriate. • Recommends and/or develops orientation and training programs for quality, food safety, GMP training. Assist members of the plant team in training as appropriate. Trains and instructs plant employees in recommended quality assurance testing and general housekeeping practices and advises on equipment sanitation; confirms these procedures are being maintained. • Reports on key Quality Indicators to plant and corporate management.

Qualifications or Skill Required:

• BS or BA degree in food science, food engineering, microbiology, chemistry, or other similar science related field. • Five plus years of experience as a quality assurance supervisor/manager in a food related industry. • Lean Six Sigma Experience desired • Must be able to lead projects/people, motivate associates and proactively anticipate and address issues.

Salary in the $90-100,000 base range with 5% bonus potential as well as competitive benefits and excellent growth potential. This is an immediate need…please send resume if any interest or questions. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-889-3434 – off 417-860-5607 - cell