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This position is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the QA Department
Establish quality and food safety goals and controls, which are consistent with company objectives. Recommend and establish policies and procedures for designated operating areas. Manage, guide, train and support individuals reporting directly to him or her. Participate and lead quality meetings and discussions, with an emphasis on results, solutions, continuous improvement and forward progress. Troubleshoots problem-causing delays where a high level of technical expertise and capability are required. Forecasts manpower, equipment and supplies needed to effectively meet departmental objectives. Operates the quality department operations within the approved budget guidelines. Submits on schedule, all required reports. Accountable for the safe and successful operation of the department. Responsible for the complete and timely training of all employees working within the parameters of the quality department. This includes procedures, methods, equipment operation, specifications, GMP's and safe working practices. Has the primary responsibility for training and guiding direct reports. Accountable for the safe and wholesome manufacture of our food products. Responsible for insuring that all product specifications and standards set forth by R&D and Quality Assurance are followed and that any deviations from set specifications are corrected and reported appropriately. Inform Plant Manager of potential problems and obstacles that could negatively affect product quality, production efficiency and cost. Maintains confidentiality of information and documents such as: Product specifications, financial documents, personnel records, marketing forecasts, customer information, vender information and salary information. Responsible for making recommendations with regards to the training of subordinates and employee team members. Accountable for obtaining approval for any addition of staff. With the assistance of the HR department, conduct disciplinary actions regarding those that report directly to him or her.
QualificationsBachelor's degree in biology, micro-biology, or other related field. At least 5 years of management experience specifically in the area of quality. Food manufacturing experience; baking experience a plus