Quality Control Manager

Beloit, WI

Posted: 08/22/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 364.18 Pay Rate: 80,000 - 100,000

Quality Control Manager

Due to a promotion, we are currently looking for a Quality Manager of our food production facilities.  Note this is a role that requires food science experience, not only compliance of processes or product quality.  This role will have 2 direct reports while also overseeing the lab that is onsite.

Talent Management:

  • Advocates for effective execution of the performance management process by collaborating with direct report(s) to set clear objectives, goals and expectations. Conducts regular coaching and constructive feedback discussions to review performance and goal progress, assist with challenges, and identify strengths and development areas, all to support Associate professional and career development, while increasing engagement and motivation
  • Supports workforce planning and talent acquisition strategies by effectively staffing and hiring diverse talent for the organization
  • Addresses Associate relations and performance issues in a timely manner and/or makes appropriate decisions relative to performance challenges

Product Safety & Quality / Regulatory:

  • Serve as Lead SQF Practitioner to develop and implement Food Safety & Quality, SQF fundamentals, and the Food Safety Plan across Enterprise, plant to plant, and with the Technology. Has back-up responsibilities for, and is backed up by, as defined by the Facility Org Chart and Back-up Responsibilities chart
  • Coordinate plant inspection activities with government and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance
  • Develop and maintain effective food safety and quality programs (HACCP, Preventive Controls, Pre-requisite, SQF), and take immediate action to identify and resolve food safety / defense issues
  • Develop, coordinate, and participate in annual training to improve knowledge base and skills (Quality, Food Safety, Food Science, & SQF)
  • Maintain complete documentation files on all HACCP deviations, corrective actions and outcomes. Initiate discussion with plant Associates to develop proactive approaches to reduce the chance of a repeat occurrence
  • Provide leadership with mock recall and business continuity planning
  • Lead the laboratory and environmental testing management programs for the facility

Quality Control:

  • Develop, analyze, and communicate data and information concerning product quality performance. Take immediate action to resolve quality issues
  • Conduct routine quality audits of the plant and coordinate required corrective actions
  • Maintain and monitor quality control surveillance programs (moisture, butter fat, salt, pH, ATP) and coordinate appropriate responses to unfavorable trends or results
  • Monitor and validate calibration programs for equipment (thermometers, RTD, in-process test equipment)
  • Coordinate and participate in the continuous revision of SOP’s, SSOP’s, Pre-requisite program, critical processing specifications, and electronic collection of production data
  • Review site status with CCIPQ
  • Apply project management with six sigma tools for continual quality improvement
  • Develop, maintain and share reports that clearly summarize and communicate information on product quality, in-process test results, and comparison / calibration data
  • Interact with others in Technology, Operations Management and collaborate to increase product quality and safety

Additional responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or participate on strategic project teams using established Project Management processes
  • Monitor and maintain facility-specific Quality Control budget for the plant quality and laboratory operations
  • Provide input into the annual strategic planning of the facility-specific Quality Control department

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  364.18JF


  • BS Food Science or Science related
  • 5+ years of food quality management experience

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  364.18JF


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