Quality Manager

Job Reference Code: 0303

Location: TN

Last Updated: 03/08/2018

Medium sized plant with fantastic opportunities to grow into larger roles within the organization.  Strong growing company with great benefits, compensation and relocation programs.


  • Bachelor of Science, required with a preference for a biology, chemistry or food science degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing plant quality teams and programs
  • Experience with SQF, HACCP, FSMA Food Safety Plan
  • Understanding of plant sanitation and ideally previous supervision of the sanitation team
  • USDA plant experience
  • Auditing skills
  • Understanding of food microbiology
  • Managing and budgeting; plan on budget spending and maintain waste elimination posture
  • Ability to develop a high performing team


Develops, implements and drives continuous improvement of food safety, quality, and sanitation programs. The position utilizes personal experience and expertise in the areas of food safety, food quality, and good manufacturing and sanitation practices to provide both strategic leadership and tactical support to plant operations. The position routinely communicates with and advises Senior Management

  • Develop and implement all food safety, food quality, and sanitation programs and ensure compliance to meet or exceed the companies established Food Safety, Quality and Sanitation policies, procedures, and specifications
  • Ensure delivery of safe, quality products in a sustainable manner and with minimization of risk to the manufacturing facility and organization
  • Carry out food safety and quality assessments including validations of manufacturing processes, HACCP/FSMA Food Safety Plans, Food Quality Plans, Environmental Microbiological Monitoring programs, finished product microbiological testing programs, and sanitation and hygiene programs
  • Proactively identify potential and emerging food safety, quality and regulatory issues and develop strategies to effectively investigate and respond
  • Support the manufacturing facility in meeting food safety and quality objectives, goals, strategies, and measures
  • Facilitate the investigation and resolution of escalated plant issues including quality holds, priority consumer complaints, and FDA/USDA regulatory matters
  • Provide risk management strategies in support of manufacturing facility innovation, commercialization and productivity projects
  • Ensure food safety and quality individual and departmental capabilities including hiring and on-boarding, trainings, and other growth and development opportunities
  • Support growth and expansion including key projects and integration related activities
  • Develop, implement and drive continuous improvement in internal GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management System audits and support the manufacturing plant in effective closure of identified gaps
  • Ensure effective food safety and quality training for QA team members and plant staff
  • Effectively manage pest control programs
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Prepare and ensure adherence to the QA department annual operating budget
  • Plan and execute special projects as requested by the Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance

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