QA Manager

Posted Date 4 months ago(6/10/2021 3:23 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-2481
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-MI-Saline
Category
Quality Assurance

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.

 

At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.

Overview

Leads the plant in assessing food quality and safety and other initiatives to improve products and processes related to quality, food safety and consistency. As a key member of the plant management team, assists the plant manager in providing quality and food safety leadership to employees. Participates in/leads projects in conjunction with Corporate QA/food safety management.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements programs, policies, procedures, and work instructions for quality and food safety assessment and improvement.
  • Makes recommendations and decisions involving food safety issues and quality issues having significant potential business impact to corporate and plant management.
  • Hires, trains, and develops QA technicians.
  • Coordinates plant quality and food safety audits (internal and third party). Works with plant manager to assign audit responsibilities to various members of the plant team.
  • Resolves non-conformance issues/quality problems at plant facilities, warehouses, and in the market. Works with plant management team to develop corrective action plans and communicates plans to QA management, sales, marketing, and the customer as appropriate. 
  • Recommends and/or develops orientation and training programs for quality, food safety, GMP training. Assists members of the plant team in training as appropriate.  Trains and instructs plant employees in recommended quality assurance testing and general housekeeping practices and advises on equipment sanitation; confirms these procedures are being maintained.
  • Prepares monthly summary reports of key quality benchmarks including issues and progress.
  • Serves as a key technical resource in plant and as a liaison between corporate R&D, Tech Services and plant operations.
  • Advises plant on quality and food safety implications of changes in product, processing, or facility design.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.

Qualifications

  • BS or BA degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology or food science.
  • Five plus years of experience as a quality assurance supervisor/manager in a food related industry.
  • Must be able to lead projects/people, motivate associates and proactively anticipate and address issues.
  • Directly supervises plant QA department.  Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, appraising and terminating employees; planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances and resolving problems.

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At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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