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Quality Assurance Manager
Food Manufacturing
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Columbia, MO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience:
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Food Science or Microbiology preferred or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered
  • Thorough knowledge of GMP, FDA/USDA and Food Safety, SOP's, and SQF
  • Leadership skills, focused on results, employee engagement, decision making, teamwork, and change management
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Other qualifications:
  • Strong PC skills, including MS office programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • The employee must have the ability to quantitatively review technical procedures and representative regulations. In addition, must be capable of writing detailed reports and general day-to-day oversight and related correspondence
  • The ability to effectively present information to groups and respond to questions from peers, supervisors, and managers is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities within Quality Assurance
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment
  • Work closely with executive management on proactively improving quality assurance program
  • Champion and maintain quality and food safety initiatives to monitor and document product, facility, and worker compliance at the manufacturing site
  • Conduct annual validations of compliance to company and government standards
  • Lead SQF certification, Non-GMO Projects, and program maintenance
  • Interface with all regulatory agencies, certification bodies, and customers and ensure compliance of manufacturing facilities
  • Support production at manufacturing locations in producing top quality products that meet internal specifications
  • Collaborate with Regulatory Team to conduct packaging/nutritional audits on current production as needed
  • Organize food safety training documentation and tools and monitor effectiveness of training programs for production
  • Review and maintain hold log, product specifications, certificates of analysis, and all other QA documents
  • Coordinate relevant physical, chemical, and microbiological tests on raw materials, WIP items, and finished products per specifications
  • Review lab testing results, testing requirements, and procedures on products and processing environments
  • Oversee all plants HACCP, pre-requisite quality programs, and all quality/food safety related programs to meet internal, regulatory, and/or customer requirements
  • Ensure all sanitation and food safety guidelines are being met throughout the manufacturing facilities
  • Generate reports describing Quality Assurance KPIs, activities, trends, and expenditures as well as communicate findings and action plans to necessary/appropriate parties
  • Help with the Sensory Evaluation process to ensure that all products are meeting company standards
  • Manage food safety related concerns and complaints with corrective action reports
  • Attend industry educational trainings, seminars, and events to understand industry best practices and provide technical support to the facility
  • Manage quality budget including testing costs, capital expenditures, and headcount of quality team
  • Assist with BOM development and management of products
  • Assist with plant trials for new and existing products
  • Coordinate shelf-life studies of existing products to validate instructions, microbial limits, and organoleptic properties
  • Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner
  • Lead, manage, and supervise employees, delegate training for all processes within the Quality area setting
  • Provide mentorship and training to functional team members
  • Accountable for developing talent through on-going performance feedback and career management coaching
Desired Qualifications
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus, not a requirement
Beyond Meat

501-1,000 employees