Job Reference Code: WP-937
Location: Northern Alabama
Salary: $90-100,000 + significant bonus potential
Last Updated: 11/03/2018
Our services have been retained to recruit a QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER for a plant location of a privately held, fast growing, U.S. based, profitable, international food processor. Position will be located in plant of 125 hourly nonunion personnel in community of roughly 25,000 between Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL. Our client is one of the nation’s best kept secrets in the food industry!

Position reports to the Plant Manager in food ingredients production facility. This person will plan, organize, coordinate and oversee all things associated with quality process certification, including, but not limited to, HACCP (USDA/FSIS), FSMA (FDA), BRC, Organic and customer quality manual compliance. Overseas the Chemistry and Microbiology laboratories as well. Will manage team of Lab Manager, Process Quality Manager and 14 Technicians.

Duties: ? Develops and maintains quality management system to include but not limited to, food safety and quality policy and manual; supplier approval and performance monitoring; general documentation requirements; corrective and preventive action; traceability; complaint handling; and management of incidents. ? Manages Internal Auditing program, including but not limited to, schedule, perform, report conformity or non-conformity, corrective actions and timelines for implementation, and corrective action verification. ? Manages Site Standards including, but not limited to, Security; Utilities; Equipment; Maintenance; internal, external, and staff facilities; waste disposal; contamination control; pest control; Storage and Transport. ? Manages Product Control including, but not limited to, product design and development; handling requirements for allergens; foreign body detection; product packaging; product inspection and lab testing; control of non-conforming product; and product release. ? Manages Process Control including, but not limited to, control of operations; quantity—weight, volume, number control; calibration and control of measuring and monitoring devices. ? Develops Personnel including, but not limited to, training; access and movement of personnel ? Develops, manages, maintains and audits the Food Safety and Quality Plan. ? Maintains and directs Food Safety System. ? Maintains compliance with latest issue of the BRC Food Safety Global Standard ? Maintains a good working relationship with USDA and FDA. ? Develops, maintains, improves and audits quality programs ? Responsible for customer audits ? Overseas the chemistry and microbiology laboratories and all associated procedures, and staff. ? Assists with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Abilities: ? Requires minimum of 5 years’ successful experience in quality systems development and/or management in a food manufacturing/processing operation. Prefer poultry or meat processing experience (but will consider all food products) and GFSI accreditation experience. ? Bachelors’ degree in food technology, microbiology or related technical field. ? Has proven experience with quality computer software. ? Background in training of associates of multiple levels ? Has a good strategic vision of a successful manufacturing/processing operations.

Salary in the $90-100,000 base range with profit sharing (one of the most lucrative and potentially significant profit sharing plans I’ve seen in my 43 years as a Headhunter!) along with competitive benefits and very good growth opportunities.

This is an immediate need! Please email resume ASAP 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