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Quality Manager

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Quality ManagerWe are looking to add a seasoned Quality Manager for a global food company that s focused on exotic tastes in several categories including protein, sauces and meal kits for retail and restaurants. We need a strong leader of people to be responsible for leading the development, implementation, and enforcement of Quality Systems and Food Safety fundamentals.What can they do for you? Offer longevity with a tenured team, and solid benefits and compensation range.These position(s) (x2) are responsible for leading the development, implementation, and enforcement of Quality Systems and Food Safety fundamentals. Oversee and enforce FDA and USDA Regulatory Requirements which includes HACCP/HARPC, GMP, and SSOPs.Essential Responsibilities:Responsible for over-seeing Quality Assurance programs & systems for all manufacturing areas which may include meat, bakery, sauce, hummus, and falafelLeadership responsibilitiesResponsible for staffing, training, and scheduling quality teamProvide oversight and direction to QA staffCoach, mentor, develop, and evaluate staff. Foster a spirit of teamworkLead all activities for HACCP/Food Safety Team that develops, implements, and verifies HACCP/Food Safety plans that comply with all USDA/FSIS, FDA, & Customer RequirementsManage and verify HACCP programs and all supporting pre-requisite programs such as GMPs, USDA-SSOPs, Allergen Control, Foreign Material, Receiving and Shipping Inspection, Food Safety and Quality Training, Sanitation etc. on a minimum annual basis or as necessary based equipment or process changesOversee, develop, and maintain environmental testing programs that comply with USDA/FSIS and Customer requirements and aggressively promote food safetyCommunicate quality metrics and inspection results in the form of a KPI report to Corporate QA, plant management team, key personnel, contractors, customers, and other company leadership as requiredDevelop and maintain quality management SOPs policies, and in-process product quality evaluations and related systems (HACCP, SSOP, GMP, etc.) to assure product quality that meets customer expectationsIs responsible for expense management and control (Landlord), including labor, service, supplies to accurately display the
Cost of Quality
utilizing Continuous Improvement techniquesProvide plant leadership for all local, state, customer, third party, and federal audits and inspections, including the preparation and maintenance of SQF Quality and Food Safety programsConduct internal and external audits including vendors and storage facilities on a frequency necessary to maintain food safe conditions and product quality expectationsInvestigate and address Customer complaints; develop action plans to mitigate future issues and track issues. Communicate findings to appropriate management, sales, and customer service associates to ensure timely customer feedbackConduct root cause analyses and implement corrective actions on internal process failures and complaints utilizing KPI data and other effective investigation strategies. Ensure accurate documentation and report all food safety/quality issuesLead/participate in projects or activities that modify or improve quality, food safety, efficiency, and regulatory complianceEnsures that proper sanitation tests are performed; provides
efforts in the event of sanitation system failureImplement/Maintain Process Verification System to ensure optimum level of QA involvement in plant operations; Develop SOPs to assist Production with efficiencies and optimize processesMaintain relationships with Customers, Sales Team, and customer service to adequately satisfy all inquiries within the realm of QA and Food SafetyManage USDA Export process to compliance with all Customs and regulationsDevelop and implement procedures to test raw materials, work in progress, and finished productCollaborates cross-functionally with Sales, Purchasing, Customer Service, Operations and R&D Departments in the areas of quality program management, commissioning projects, inspection coordination and auditing / testing requirementsWorks closely with Engineering, Maintenance Team and Plant Management to improve efficiencies and collaborates to identify, research, and resolve automation and equipment issues including sanitary design principlesRemains current on food safety requirements, consumer protection, public health regulations and industry best practices to ensure continued compliancePerform other duties and tasks as assigned in QA & Sanitation Departments, act as back-up to QA Team leaders as needed; liaise with QA Director (position backup) on issuesTechnical Qualifications:B.S. degree in Food Science, Microbiology/Biology, Chemistry, Public Health Studies or technical discipline5+ years related experience in a food manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience3+ years leadership experienceSQF Practitioner Certification preferredFood safety, quality, and regulatory requirements including HACCP, GMP, SSOP, USDA, FDA and SQFProblem solving: Identifies and resolves issues in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully; makes recommendations and follows through to completionWritten and oral communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in a positive or negative situation, demonstrates group presentation and meetings skillsPlanning/organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; displays common senseAdaptability: Adapts to changes in work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected eventsDependability: Consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performanceSafety and Security: Actively promotes and personally upholds safety, biosecurity, and facility security procedures, equipment, and materials properlyConfidentiality: Operates in a manner that keeps the sensitivity and confidentiality of information with which they come in contact**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee 298.23JF#LI-JF1

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Schaumburg , Quality Manager, Executive , Schaumburg, Illinois

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