Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc


Job Reference Code: WP-901
Location: Midwest (large metro - not Chicago)
Salary: $90-100,000 + 10% bonus potential
Last Updated: 11/28/2021
Our services have been retained to recruit a QUALITY MANAGER for a Midwest plant location of major international food manufacturer. The facility is located near a major metro (not Chicago), a region with great four seasons, moderate cost-of-living, good educational options and a superior quality of life.

The Quality Manager reports to the Sr. Manufacturing Quality Manager (dotted line to Plant Manager) and leads quality efforts in a 200,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art bakery with 300 nonunion employees, a strong team-oriented culture and many highly automated production lines. Staff of two Quality Supervisors and 10 Technicians.


Responsibilities: • Partner with QS Manager, Bakery Manager and internal teams to lead, coach, direct and develop personnel in the areas of Quality & Food Safety, building a strong food safety program • Develops and manages QA and FS programs including HACCP, GMP • Serves as site HACCP/Food Safety coordinator to lead Quality and Food Safety continuous improvement • Monitor plant activity to ensure compliance to GMP’s and implementation of QA/FS policies. Maintains QC/QA documents (policies, procedures and records) as required; • Leads and facilitates the successful execution of customer, regulatory, certification and third-party audits • Develops training materials and trains cross functional teams and employees to support and reinforce quality standards, GMP’s/HACCP; ensuring 100% completion of food safety training • Support R&D initiatives • Monitor the pest control program to ensure compliance with company policies and standards and works closely with 3rd party pest control service provider. • Leads the Environmental Program and supports sanitation to ensure compliance to company policies.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in science with a preference for a microbiology or Food Science background; • Minimum 3+ years food manufacturing experience (bakery preferred) with at least 2+ years in supervision

• Will consider either current QA Mgr. or an experienced Supervisor, ready for next level.

Salary in the $90-100,000 base range with 10% bonus potential, relocation bonus, high visibility/excellent growth potential and competitive benefits. This is an immediate need! Please call or send resume ASAP if any questions or interest. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-860-5607 wep@job-recruiters.com www.job-recruiters.com