Our company produces organic potato starch, plant protein concentrates and flours, B2C products, etc. We work with our customers helping them to solve their application challenges with our solutions.

Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of food quality manager. The QA director will lead our QA and QC department and will collaborate constructively with all other company functions.

Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.

The Job: QA & QC Director (The role reports to COO)

JOB DESCRIPTION QA & QC ~Director

This role, reporting to the COO, is responsible for developing and ensuring that implementation of food safety and monitoring programs meet corporate and regulatory standards. Oversees and monitors program implementation. Reviews all quality control test results and provides disposition of finished product to ensure deliver excellence product to customers. The Quality Assurance director is tasked with defining and promoting a quality mindset across an entire company and is responsible for managing QA and QC functions, working with cross-departmental leadership to deliver high quality products on schedule. From hiring analysts and managers to leading incident investigations, the QA director establishes and maintains a quality system to ensure a company’s facilities, equipment, personnel, methods, processes, and procedures conform to both internal guidelines and regulatory standards.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

-Develops, implements, manages, and tracks effectiveness of an integrated program, including systems, standards, procedures, measures, and tools to assure that food safety, quality, sanitation, and regulatory requirements are met for food products and operations.

-Manages potentially serious product incidents through product crisis management process.

– Works to develop and coach Quality Assurance staff through proper coaching, training, and counselling to ensure uniform interpretation and application of standards and procedures.

-Develops and delivers effective communications that provide partners at all levels with appropriate awareness and knowledge of quality assurance standards, program updates and process changes.

-Leads cross-functional project teams and/or sub-teams that develop and implement new QA programs and procedure improvements.

-Collaborates cross functionally and globally to create alignment of QA programs across the company.

-Recommends and oversees content updates to department or company resource manuals, standards manuals, training programs, and operational excellence tools.

-Ability to apply sound technical and business principles and practices to project and change management processes.

 

-Establish monitors and maintains a quality assurance and quality control system.

-Analyses quality metrics, customer feedback and workgroup input.

-Lead the Food Safety and HACCP team at respective site.

-Host all quality audits from certification bodies and customers.

-Interact regularly with engineering, manufacturing, and service functions to establish and define quality assurance standards for the site including manufacturing, sanitation, pest control, and disposition of ingredients or finished products.

-Represents quality assurance on enterprise-wide cross-functional teams.

-Stays up to date and builds expertise in food safety best practices, public health regulations and industry best practices.

-Conduct statistical analyses of food safety and quality data to assess compliance with related programs and determine where improvement is needed.

 

QA Director Qualifications/Skills:

Leadership

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Analytic skills

Collaboration skills

Product management skills

QA process skills

Computer knowledge and skills

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

University degree in appropriate discipline

Experience with QA measuring and testing equipment

Five to ten years’ experience as QA director

Knowledge of safety requirements and legal standards

Working knowledge of quality system requirements

Experience with MS Word, Excel, Project Management and Analytics software

 

If you would like to be considered for our current vacancy, please apply.