Quality Assurance Manager
Job Opportunity at Continental Search and Outplacement, Inc.

Posted on Jul 23

http://www.consearch.com    (888) 276-6789

Location: Emporia, KS
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4134384

We are actively seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Manager for one of the countries leading supplier of poultry, pet and ingredient products and is the largest supplier of store brand wet pet food in North America. 

Reasons why this is a GREAT job for the RIGHT person:
  • Growing 3rd generation company
  • Company is in acquisition mode
  • Flat reporting - quick decision making
  • Autonomy to do your job
  • Conservative company that "Puts people first"
  • Financially very stable
  • Beautiful rural location in North East Kansas
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Directs the Quality Assurance and Food Safety Programs at assigned location.
  • Oversees Quality Assurance procedures, personnel, related regulatory agency activity, inventory control of hold products, detecting/correcting out of specification situations
  • Supports other departments by ensuring quality awareness and that regulatory requirements are communicated.
Duties & Responsibilities Include:
  • Directs quality, food safety, and regulatory programs. ?
  • Develops and oversees HACCP, GMP, SSOP, GFSI, Quality, and related programs  
  • Ensures incoming ingredients and finished products meet quality requirements and customer specifications.
  • Ensures quality performance is performed in a manner which meets or exceeds all company guidelines for a total quality program and successful completion of GFSI audits.
  • Ensures open communication with necessary personnel. ?
  • Guides and develops cooperative relationships between plant and quality personnel.
  • Ensures open communication with customers and regulatory personnel. ?
  • Builds a strong plant quality team.
  • Facilitates customer interaction.

To be considered for this role:
  •  Must have a BS degree in Food Science, Animal Science or related area (MS degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of QA Management experience in a food processing environment - pet food is ideal
  • Strong background of maintaining and implementing HACCP, GMP, SSOP, GFSI programs
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels in an organization
  • Effective problem solver
  • Accomplished at exceeding customer expectations
  • Ability to travel commensurate to position demands (15-20%)


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