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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Indenovo Global Search & Selection
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Indenovo Global has partnered with a leading Private-Label Contract Manufacturer on an exciting Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager position. The FSQA Manager is responsible for managing the plant Quality Assurance program, assisting operations in the identification and implementation of quality improvements, assisting engineering in the identification and implementation of structural and mechanical designs to support food safety and GMP practices, and assuring compliance with applicable quality, food safety and regulatory standards.
Main Duties:

  • Provides leadership in the development, training, execution, and verification/validation of all quality systems
  • Leads compliance to all regulatory, customer, and corporate programs.
  • Leads and/or participates in regulatory, customer, and internal audits. Provides leadership in the development, training and maintenance of the plant quality and food safety (QFS) programs
  • Serve as a contact for internal and external customers and provides guidance on investigations of consumer and customer complaints while ensuring written communication is prepared regarding the findings
  • Lead teams through product recall management process
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams on a proactive and ad hoc basis to identify and provide practical and compliant solutions to quality issues
  • Provides leadership to help ensure a safe work environment throughout the plant. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and drives safe work behaviors in leadership and front line staff
  • Coordinate the activities of engineers and contractors in complying with GMP's during construction activities
  • Work with vendors to correct noncompliance issues concerning ingredients and supplies
  • Provide leadership developing and directing QA and quality improvement initiatives for all company products and services
  • Strong on the floor leadership presence to the Operations teams
  • Publishing statistics regarding performance against set QA KPI goals and driving improvement to these through active and clear communication with the Operations teams
  • PCQI (Preventative Control Qualified Individual) for FSMA compliance
  • Leadership in the HOLD program for the control of non-conforming goods for the location for on and off site items
  • Ensuring front line employees are fully knowledgeable and compliant to their roles in meeting GFSI, regulatory and customer requirements
  • Responsible for monitoring incoming material adherence to specification and supplier performance and trending of non-conformances with reporting to location senior management and procurement
  • Support new product development and continuous improvement and by integrating quality control tools (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, etc.) into processes
  • Management of outside labs used by the location
  • Oversees the accuracy and completeness of Quality records for the location to demonstrate compliance
  • Identify relevant QA training needs and opportunities
    Education & Experience Required:
    • Must have a bachelor's Degree in food-related field (Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry) or equivalent experience
    • 7+ years' quality and/or food safety experience
    • 3+ years' project or team leadership experience
    • Direct experience with quality regulatory requirements (FDA, SQF, GFSI, FSMA)

Keywords: Indenovo Global Search & Selection, Kansas City , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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