Quality Manager | 1st Shift | Elk Grove

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Production Management Job Number: Js600980116 Compensation: $90000-120000 / year

Job Description

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager - 1st Shift 
Location: 2 job opportunities, one in  Elk Grove Village, IL &  Glendale Heights, IL 

Must have food manufacturing experience 

  • Oversee Quality Assurance programs & systems for manufacturing areas including meat, bakery, sauce, hummus, and falafel.
  • Lead and manage the development, implementation, and verification of HACCP/Food Safety plans complying with USDA/FSIS, FDA, and Customer Requirements.
  • Manage and verify HACCP programs, GMPs, USDA-SSOPs, Allergen Control, Foreign Material, Receiving and Shipping Inspection, Food Safety, and Quality Training.
  • Maintain an environmental testing program complying with USDA/FSIS and Customer requirements.
  • Communicate quality metrics and inspection results through KPI reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain quality management SOPs, policies, and in-process product quality evaluations.
  • Manage expenses related to quality, including labor, service, and supplies, utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques.
  • Lead local, state, customer, third-party, and federal audits and inspections, including SQF Quality and Food Safety programs.
  • Conduct internal and external audits, investigate and address Customer complaints, and implement corrective actions.
  • Lead/participate in projects to improve quality, food safety, efficiency, and regulatory compliance.
  • Implement/Maintain Process Verification System for optimum QA involvement in plant operations.
  • Manage USDA Export process to comply with Customs and regulations.
  • Develop and implement procedures to test raw materials, work in progress, and finished products.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Sales, Purchasing, Customer Service, Operations, and R&D Departments.
  • Work closely with Engineering, Maintenance Team, and Plant Management to improve efficiencies and resolve equipment issues.

  • B.S. degree in Food Science, Microbiology/Biology, Chemistry, Public Health Studies, or technical discipline.
  • 5+ years related experience in a food manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years leadership experience.
  • SQF Practitioner Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements including HACCP, GMP, SSOP, USDA, FDA, and SQF.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective planning and organization skills, prioritizing work activities and using time efficiently.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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