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QA Manager

Company: Esti Foods
Location: Rutherford
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

As the Quality Department Lead your primary responsibility will be to ensure the safety and quality ofour food products. You will be responsible for the following tasks:--Responsibilities--- The Quality Department Lead is responsible for developing and maintaining facility systems and processes that ensure finished product is food safe and meets finished product specifications. Ownership of the Laboratory and all its equipment and consumables.--- Oversee the supply chain management and inventory control--- Calibrations on all required lab equipment and food safety devices--- Oversee the sequencing and scheduling of the process--- Provide leadership within the facility to drive positive change through influence and example.--- Responsible for the Food Safety and Quality Plans along with supporting prerequisite programs--- Enhance and maintain plant policies, procedures, and practices to safeguard a cGMP environment.--- Through cross functional collaboration assess and maintain an effective plant hygiene plan.--- Ownership of PEM Program utilizing information to ensure holistic management of food safety issues,while implementing effective corrective actions--- Verify plant sanitation to drive a robust sanitation program that supports a cGMP environment.--- Ensure the plant pest control programs are current, followed, and utilized to enable proactivemaintenance.--- Manage the facility's change control program to enable robust risk assessment and decisions--- Collaboratively lead investigations relating to non-conforming events driving to root cause(s) andeffective resolution--- Customer Centric Collaborate with R &D during new/reformulated product introduction to ensurecompliance with already established specifications and regulatory requirements.--- Monitor compliance to customer expectation and specifications, communicate any issues/concerns.Maintain plant preparedness for customer and regulatory audits/visits.--- Foster a positive and effective work culture with direct reports--- Identify and retain highly effective personnel through proper selection, training/development, and setting expectations for performance.--- Track and report on plant quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Participate in the annual plantbudgeting process.--- Partner with the Operations Supervisor and Plant Manager on identifying key capital projects that support food safety and quality initiatives--- Provide training to the plant personnel concerning food safety, FSMA and regulatory compliance.--- Provide quality leadership during unplanned events or emergencies.--- Provide visible leadership by participating in Gemba walks and internal audits.--- Engage and interact with all personnel on a regular basis assisting them with their challenges andquestions concerning food safety.--- Quality Control Overall responsibility for all analytical and micro activities performed at the facility.--- Oversee the development of cGMP laboratory practices to ensure accurate and precise QC results.--- Develop strategies for external QC testing to supplement internal programs.--- Perform data analysis to identify critical trends or find leading indicators to enable proactive decisions.--- Ownership and consistent improvement of GFSI scheme (BRCGS) and schedule audits and keep the grade at highest possible value.

Keywords: Esti Foods, New York , QA Manager, Executive , Rutherford, New York

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