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(Archived) Quality Manager / Quality Assurance Manager / Quality Food Safety Manager

Last Updated: 9/26/22

Job Description

Job description:

Quality Manager / Quality Assurance Manager / Quality Food Safety Manager

Position Summary

Our client, a well-respected multibillion dollar Food manufacturer with well-known, iconic brands seeks a hands-on, energetic Quality Manager for their flagship plant in Conway, AR.

As a critical member of the Plant Leadership Team, the Quality Manager you will be responsible for the food safety and quality of all products produced in the plant. This is a fantastic opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art methods, tools, and procedures to deliver zero defects from incoming raw materials to outgoing finished goods in a food-safe environment.

Lead continuous improvement initiatives to produce the best-in-class cost of quality.

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will have significant managerial responsibilities including leading, mentoring and managing 7 direct reports and over 100 indirect Quality and Sanitation team members.

Highly visible opportunity in flagship facility, with strong career growth potential.

Location: Conway, AR

Compensation: $120K - $150K + 15% bonus +generous 401K match + relocation.


  • Implement and assure compliance with all Food Safety, Regulatory, and Quality policies.
  • Ensure USDA and FDA regulations and respective plant programs are in compliance.
  • Maintain a robust food safety program (e.g.QRMP, HACCP, sanitation, pest control, GMP, traceability).
  • Ensure implementation of and compliance with Sanitation policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance /audit readiness - review all quality systems and policies annually.
  • Act as primary interface with regulatory agency representatives at the facility.
  • Develop plant Quality KPIs and scorecard.
  • Review quality management system metrics with the plant leadership.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is in place to support compliance to policies and procedures.
  • Manage plant quality labs to ensure all methods, equipment, and measurements meet gauge reliability and repeatability (R&R) standards in both the laboratory and all plant processes.
  • Ensure standard work through the development of work documentation and training to standards.
  • Own customer/consumer complaint investigation and resolution.
  • Develop, implement and communicate an effective product containment program to ensure appropriate control of quality/food safety defects.
  • Coach/develop all plant leaders in regard to quality and statistical tools.
  • Manage core training and certification processes at the local site.
  • USDA manufacturing compliance.
  • Use continuous improvement tools (UPS, quality index, etc.) to identify opportunity and development improvement plans.
  • Oversee product quality with regards to new product implementation and introduction into the market.



  • Bachelors Degree.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Quality Assurance in Food/Beverage/Pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • 5+ years of Leadership experience.
  • Familiarity with at least one continuous improvement model Lean six sigma, TPM, etc required
  • Bilingual Spanish, a plus
  • Larger plant experience is a plus.
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Global food manufacturer, Flagship Plant, state-of-the-art equipment with excellent growth opportunities

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 120000

Salary Max : 150000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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