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QUALITY MANAGER

Direct Hire

BEEF MANUFACTURING PLANT IN ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA NEEDS A QUALITY MANAGER OUT OF BEEF OR POULTRY ONLY. MUST HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE AS WELL. SALARY RANGE IS 90-110K WITH 20% BONUS MUST COME OUT OF BEEF OR POULTRY. RELO ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. 
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nLocation: Aberdeen, SD
nJob Summary: Technical Services (Quality) Manager is responsible for ensuring that the company exemplifies integrity and maintains the highest standards in food safety. This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with USDA, company, customer, legal and all regulatory requirements both foreign and domestic. Contributes to overall strategic direction for the organization, providing subject matter expertise.
nPrimary Duties and Responsibilities:
nEstablish, implement and maintain Quality Assurance policies and procedures for inspecting and controlling raw or packaging materials, in-process and finished product to ensure that all products produced and/or processed conform to predetermined standards and specifications.
nEstablish optimal staffing levels and ensure the competency of QA staff through selection, training and development.
nAct as subject matter expert within the organization. Ensure progressive management of current and new quality and operating processes while safeguarding that best-in-class science-based methodology is applied.
nIn coordination with Dir, TS, monitor, audit and approve facilities and manufacturing operations for conformance with established procedures and requirements.
nEnsure maintenance of required records and documents, including formal test results, inspections, file samples, vendor performance, product complaints and product disposition. Create necessary systems, including communication systems, to remove bottlenecks, information flow issues and other inefficiencies from the QA department.
nInteract effectively with USDA, auditing bodies, clients, regulatory agents and internal staff. Maintain positive, credible, responsive relationships and assures rapid corrective actions through dynamic leadership and timely documentation.
nMaintain a robust organization-wide quality training program that ensures that plant is in “Customer Visit” or “Audit Ready” condition at all times.
nSupport other operating areas through any and all needs – Sales and Marketing (new business/new project development); COO and Directors of Operations (new equipment and plant expansions) – to ensure regulatory requirements are met.
nManage FSQA staff through accomplishment of daily requirements.
nSupport Dir, TS on all BRC Audits.
nSupport Dir, TS for HAACP requirements.
nRequired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
nExperience managing /building a team – passion for developing people and teaching others in the organization.
nMust pass criminal background check.
nCritical thinking, problem solving, planning and organizational skills.
nDetail oriented with an emphasis on ensuring accurate record keeping.
nTeam work.
nConflict Management.
nStress Tolerance.
nModels the highest levels of integrity.
nExceptional communication skills – verbal and written
nComputer and software proficient; able to use technology personally and effectively to achieve goals. Microsoft Office skills.
nPerformance: To ensure operational excellence, performance will be measured based on the results of the plant and the Quality Department. The performance measurements will be:
nQuality: Number of customer complaints and rejected products.
nInspections: Scores on in-plant, customer and USDA audits.
nSales: Opportunities lost or gained through customer incidents.
nCosts: Costs for re-work or reimbursement for customer losses.
nQuality Department: Staff development and retention and excellence in execution of responsibilities.
nEducation: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Food Science or other relevant discipline. Advanced degree a plus.
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