Quality Assurance Manager

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The Supply Operations Department located in Joplin, Missouri has an opening for a Quality Assurance Manager, supporting the Joplin Cookie & Cracker Plant.
4-year college degree in food science or related field, preferred.
4+ years QA Supervisory experience in bakery, (cookie & cracker), manufacturing environment is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to organize, supervise and direct and lead a diverse work force of.
Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative, sense of urgency and flexibility.
Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to apply both intra and inter-company, extending to customer interface.
Versed in scientific method, continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control, Kaizen, and other world class manufacturing process improvement programs.
Knowledgeable in Organic Certification, Kosher, GMP, MSDS CFR's, and other state and federal regulatory requirements.
HACCP Certification preferred
GFSI Experience with BRC and /or SQF Auditing Standards / Traditional AIB Inspection format
Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and LIMS
Bakery and /or food process flow and process control information as it relates to business unit.
Demonstrated ability to work independently without daily supervision/monitoring.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide daily leadership to the Quality Assurance Supervisor and associated lab staff.
Lead all aspects of the Quality Systems Management Program; HACCP, Process Controls, Corporate Policy implementation & training, First, Second, Third party audits & associated CAR.
Keep all levels of management informed regarding issues in the marketplace associated with product performance, safety and compliance.
Must be able to make product acceptance decisions regarding performance and safety.
Ensure that established process control procedures and all corporate issued Quality Assurance Policies are followed throughout the plant.
Provide training to production workers on SPC and process control, product evaluation, HACCP, Allergens, GMPs, security, sanitation and other quality related SOP's and procedures.
Maintain Day File Summary and all pertinent documented controlled QA procedures
Maintain daily product evaluation programs and records to include; product quality scoring, key quality indicators, shelf life and microbiological testing, where applicable
Actively participate in continuous improvement processes (root cause analysis, SPC, problem solving, Kaizen).
Provide support to Safeway Corporate Product Development Managers in conducting plant trials for new products/processes.
Conduct analytical analyses on ingredients and finished product, including but not limited to Moisture, Salt, % Slurry & Breakage, Color Analysis and Organolyptical analysis based on business unit product mix.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interested employees are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting .
Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Company: Safeway Inc
Country: U.S.
State/Province: Missouri
City: Joplin
Position Category: Quality Assurance / Product Development
Requisition Number: SUPL109180

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