Job Reference Code: WP-987
Location: Central KY/TN region
Salary: $75-85,000 + 5% bonus potential
Last Updated: 01/12/2020
Our services have been retained to recruit an ASSISTANT QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER for central TN/KY plant location of major national multi-plant food manufacturer. This highly visible position is open due to promotion and is an immediate need! Plant size of roughly 400 hourly, nonunion and located in small community (offering great schools, moderate cost-of-living, many outdoor recreational activities and a superior quality of life) within commuting distance of two cities of 15,000 and 30,000 population and 45 minutes from a town of 70,000.

Position reports to Quality Assurance Manager and seek person to conduct quality assurance audits of plant production facilities assuring company, customer and government standards are maintained and product integrity is preserved for each product produced. Consult with plant management to resolve quality, production and efficiency problems and functions as an information source to various plant departments when special and critical quality issues occur. Responsibilities: • Confirms that plant audit procedures are properly executed and assigned work schedules are maintained. • Determines overall plant product quality by conducting and evaluating various product sampling tests and tests related • to raw materials/ingredients and packaging. • Informs plant management of progress of failures in daily production and any other matters that may affect the plant efficiency and/or the company. • Resolves major quality problems at plant production facilities, warehouses and market areas as required. • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards. • Evaluates and takes corrective action when necessary with regard to product date coding and trade age management at all assigned levels of product movement. • Trains and instructs plant personnel in recommended quality control testing, equipment sanitation and general housekeeping practices, and audits, confirms, and ensures these procedures are being maintained. • Consults with plant management on operational procedures to improve overall production efficiency. • Reviews plant evaluations with plant management, makes appropriate recommendations and establishes timetable • for improvement and corrections. • Conducts audits in all areas of quality production. • Communicates effectively – verbally & in writing – to employees, Management, customers and vendors • Reviews plant evaluations, prepares & submits reports to plant management and Director of Quality & makes appropriate recommendations & timetable for improvement and corrections. • Prepares plant evaluation reports and submits them to the Plant Manager , and Quality Assurance Director • Oversees the HAACP and pest control programs. • Coordinates new product development and plant introduction. • Assists in the development of special department projects in conjunction with the Quality Manager. • Assumes Manager responsibilities in Quality Managers absence • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by management. Supervisory Responsibility: • Directly supervises 3-5 QA Analysts. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, appraising and terminating employees; planning assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances and resolving problems. Qualifications: • 2-4 years of experience as a production facility quality control supervisor, preferably in a food-related industry. • Must have ability to effectively communicate – verbally & in writing - to employees, other Management, customers & vendors. • BS or BA degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology or food science.

Salary in the $75-85,000 base range with 5% bonus potential, excellent company benefits, basic relocation assistance and outstanding growth opportunities. Please send resume if any interest or questions! Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

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