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Quality Assurance Manager

Location: 

Vineland, NJ, US, 08332

Req ID:  23602

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .

PURPOSE STATEMENT

ARE YOU A QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER WHO IS AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME AND WHO IS LOOKING FOR MORE? If you are, wouldn't you love to work for a stable family owned company with sales in 110 countries, a workplace with a great culture, and the potential for advancement? If this is the kind of opportunity that you are looking for then this position could be for you.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Manages and directs staff responsible for microbiological testing and other quality control testing of plant products.
  • Oversees maintenance of the weight and defect control programs in accordance with plant and company standards.
  • Develops, implements and communicates short-term and mid-term (1 - 2 years) business plans for the operations, ensuring associates understand the link to the plant’s, division’s and the corporation’s business plans and understand their role in accomplishing these plans.
  • Assists in establishing the longer-term strategic plans for the plant.
  • Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Resolves hotline complaints about plant products, maintaining necessary records regarding the problem’s resolution.
  • Meets with vendors, customers and quality representatives and other company staff to discuss and resolve quality issues.
  • Ensures that the company's product "hold" policies and procedures are communicated to plant staff and that the plant adheres to the procedures.
  • Leads and/or participates in quality audits of the plant.
  • Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards are in compliance.
  • Participates in weekly GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field
  • 5 years supervisory experience in a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of statistical process control, quality assurance techniques and tools and quality management principles in a food, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of  FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), HACCP, food allergens and pest control
  • Demonstrated knowledge of refrigeration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations including basic statistical analysis
  • Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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