Albert Lea, Minnesota
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
US$ 90,000 - US$ 100,000 per year
Ref. Number
Rahn,Anna, Spherion
507 451 3400
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Job Description

The Quality Assurance Manager is a member of the site leadership team responsible for ensuring products manufactured at the location are safe, wholesome and comply with all applicable company, customer and regulatory requirements. They will lead the site team in developing and maintaining a culture of best in class Quality through their influence and coaching. The Quality Manager is directly responsible for the implementation of quality systems and initiatives related to the production, packaging, receipt, storage, and release of food products manufactured within the facility. The individual in this position must establish relationships with not only her/his direct reports but within all departments in the organization to effectively cultivate a culture in which safety, quality, and productivity goals are met.

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Responsible for all aspects of company Quality Assurance in compliance with local, state, and federal food safety standards
Helps to develop and maintain a culture in which quality production is top priority and a spirit of continuous improvement is fostered
Monitors performance across production areas and works with area managers to improve performance on a continual basis in response to risk assessment process, testing of incoming ingredients, outgoing products, observations and/or incidents
Assists with the delivery of company production of consistent and measurable high-quality standards
Implements programs to ensure compliance with 3rd party industry standards (e.g. AIB, SQF, etc.)
Leads SQF, FSMA and HACCP initiatives as well as on-going continuous improvement efforts including facilitating, organizing, training and advising
Maintains, monitors, reviews and implements GMPs, HACCP, SOPS, and SSOPS to ensure highest quality products and plant environment
Performs risk assessment on new ingredients and updates HACCP register accordingly
Leads customer and regulatory audits
Escalates any quality control and food safety issues and presents plausible solutions
Maintains current knowledge of trends and changes affecting food safety and develops, recommends and implements appropriate program additions and changes
Leads response to customers, inspectors and auditors
Works with R&D and Production in the development and production of new Products, Processes, and Equipment
Responsible for develoREping and implementing an effective internal audit program and ensures corrective actions are completed
Supports new product/customer launches
Applies Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes
Develops employees plant-wide through training and creation of over-all quality awareness
Plays an active role on quality management teams within organization.
Develop and establish a Continuous Improvement plan and annual goals for the QA program based off trending of complaints, audits, CAPAs, etc.

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Proven Management experience a must (3-5yrs minimum)


1-4 years

Ability to lift 50 lbs. and required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
B.S. or B.A. in Food Science or equivalent
3-5 years experience in Food, Supplement, or related industry
Familiarity with SQF, FDA (FSMA), HACCP and other regulatory and industry guidelines and requirements
PCQI and HACCP certified desired

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and vibration and exposed to moderate to high noise levels.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

Do you have years of FOOD QUALITY ASSURANCE experience and 3-5 years of proven MANAGEMENT experience? We want to hear from you! Amazing opportunity with a reputable growing company in the great community of Albert Lea! OUTSTANDING Benefits Pkg, including a FREE Well@Work Clinic!

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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