Quality Manager

Sikeston, MO 63801

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Quality Engineering Job Number: Rd897779127 Compensation: 130000

Job Description

Title: Quality Manager

Location: Sikeston, MO



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Hire Type:  Direct hire


Job Summary

The Quality Manager has overall responsibility for managing site wide consumer safety and quality program implementation and continuous improvement.   Following HACCP processes, Corporate policies, and Supply Chain Ice Cream initiatives, the QA Manager oversees the site quality agenda, World Class Manufacturing (WCM) quality pillar programs, and participates as a part of the site leadership team.
The QA Manager leads the Quality agenda Unilever, with focuses on leading, defining, developing, preparing, operationalizing, integrating, facilitating and coordinating the Quality policy, strategy, processes, Quality management system and standards. While ensuring harmonized implementation and integration for Quality in design, technology, supply, manufacture, and delivery across the Unilever Ice Cream network.

Job Duties:

  • Establish, lead, and deliver Quality systems for the site
  • Act as the subject matter expert on decisions related to quality programs and processes
  • Provide technical information/feedback related to product inquires or complaints
  • Manage microbiological concerns
  • Ensure all products meet or surpass defined quality standards
  • Drive continuous improvement through WCM programming
  • Collaborate with production departments on awareness and training
  • Ensure good manufacturing practices are in place at all times; set example and champion Quality initiatives
  • Responsible for food safety programs
  • Participate as part of site leadership team
  • Hire, develop, and manage quality team
  • Builds Quality talent (recruitment, coaching, training)
  • Participates in developing, maintaining and implementing Quality learning frameworks, Quality skills dictionary and Job skill profiles
  • Support regional and export markets to ensure quality standards and regulatory requirements are met


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or another applicable field required
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of supervisory/lead experience in manufacturing environment; food manufacturing preferred
  • Ability to work with people from differing backgrounds collaboratively is required
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of quality assurance experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities through experience in production, quality, or materials management is required
  • Must have experience in WCM, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or other continuous improvement program


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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