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Quality Assurance Manager - Baked Goods

Tulsa, OK

Post Date: 12/14/2017 Job ID: 7970 Discipline: Quality Assurance/Food Safety Industry: Bakery

Company

Our client, a producer and innovator of premium baked goods like pies, biscuits, and different types of dough developed for quick serve and casual dining markets, is looking for a Quality Assurance Manager to add to their team this person will provide strategic direction, leadership and ownership of the Food Safety and Quality programs.  A self-motivated individual who possess and demonstrates characteristics that include a mindset of ownership and accountability. Cross-functional team leadership is a critical element of success and includes effective relationship development with Sanitation, Sales, Operations, Engineering, R&D, Finance, Customer Service, Logistics, Legal, and others departments across the organization.  

Your role with the Company

Provides Strategic direction, leadership and ownership of Food Safety and Quality System programs

Works cross-functionally with product development, customer service, sales and plant operations

Supporting food safety for new products, including leading studies to assess product stability, shelf-life and extended run validations

Participates and monitor EQ initiatives and ensures that employees feel wildly important, supporting and leading teams through change and growth

Research and qualify vendors through facilitation, training and vendor audit programs

Approve and monitor chosen suppliers of ingredients and packaging materials via vendor assurance and quality monitoring programs, including, but not limited to, sampling, testing and reporting on raw material quality

Establish, design and facilitate internal audits and monitor all in-process samples and finished products as per established quality methods

Manage complaint management program; this includes, but isn't limited to ensuring that all complaints are adequately documented, trend reports are prepared, corrective action initiated, and appropriate dialogue with the customer is completed

Maintain all necessary quality assurance records

Lead and prepare third-party audits and plant inspections with key customers

Act as a liaison with outside customers on quality system requirements and resolve product complaints and recalls

Manage equipment testing and calibration

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field

5+ years of Sr. quality leadership in a food and beverage manufacturing environment

Experience with FDA/USDA regulations necessary

Ready-to-Eat experience desirable

In-depth knowledge of fluid systems and CIP systems

Certifications Desired:

Six Sigma Certification

FSPCA Certified

CIP/Fluid Systems Certified

GMP Audit Certified

Micro Certified

Sensory Certified

Community Information

Tulsa, OK

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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