Quality Assurance Manager


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Aiken, SC - (USA) 152 Rudy Mason Parkway, NE SC Aiken , SC - 29801 Phone : 803-642-0750



Job Description

Manpower has an opening for a Quality Assurance Manager in Ward, SC. Salary will be based on experience.
Job duties would include but not be limited to:

•Manage all quality and lab functions at the site, including sampling, testing, product dispositions and related technical services.
•Coordinate and maintain site Food Safety Plans to meet FSMA (21 CFR 507) and food safety code standards for pet food, including management of required documentation, verifications and validations as it relates to preventive controls and pre-requisite programs.
•Ensure compliance with all regulatory and product identity site requirements, including those required for USDA-APHIS certifications for export, Organic certifications and other programs as identified.
•Serve as HACCP/HARPC/Food Safety Team Coordinator, PCQI and SQF Practitioner for the site. Work closely with site management team to drive adherence to food safety systems and programs. Lead initiatives as assigned, to include support of change management and continuous improvement.
•Manage, support and/or influence policies and procedures to comply with quality and food safety requirements. Implement and provide training on new procedures as needed. Promote culture of audit-readiness at all times.
•Implement/manage internal audit and CAPA systems to allow for easy tracking and close-out of site corrective and preventative measures.
•Execute root cause analysis for non-conformances, including product quality, food safety or customer issues. Support production facility management team in responding to customer corrective actions.
•Communicate effectively with internal customers, and external customers. Be a key leader for facility audits, including customer, third-party and/or regulatory inspections.
•Recognize business risks associated with quality and food safety deviations
•Review and recommend changes to processes or equipment in areas of ownership.
•Management of site quality budget.
•Cross-train on quality programs and initiatives as needed.
•Ability to work varying shifts, weekends, holidays, and overnight as required.
•Other tasks as assigned.

•Bachelor’s degree preferred.
•Degree considerations: Food Science, Agriculture, Animal Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.
•Five or more years of experience within quality and/or food safety in food or pet food manufacturing with demonstrable quality management experience.
•HACCP certification required. Certifications and training's for SQF, PCQI, Internal Auditing and Food Defense strongly preferred.
•Communication – Strong verbal and written communication skills; speaks clearly and persuasively, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
•Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; makes timely decisions in order to meet organizational objectives in a legal, moral and ethical manner.
•Planning/organizing – Advanced organizational skills with attention to detail; prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
•Quality management – Seeks ways to improve and promote quality through systems and processes, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
•Information skills – Ability to use or acquire advanced research skills in order to obtain the information needed to complete tasks. Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with capacity to learn and adapt to new software.
•Safety and security – Actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures; uses technology, intellectual property, equipment and materials properly.

Additional Requirements:
•Required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell 0-33% of the time. The employee will be required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms 34-66% of the time, and be required to talk or hear 67-100% of the time. The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds 0-33% of the time. Specific vision requirements for this job include: close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•Occasionally working near moving mechanical parts. Adherence to all safety requirements is a must.
•This position requires occasional travel to company and supply facilities, including some overnight travel. More extensive travel should be expected during the first three months of hire.
•Clear background/drug screening
•Valid driver license