Quality Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Our client, in Aiea, Hawaii (relocation assistance available!) is looking for a Quality Manager to ensure that their plant adheres to quality protocols and produces the highest quality product. The Quality Manager is responsible for leading Quality Technicians and developing a team of Quality Supervisors. Responsibilities include cost efficiency, continuous improvement on processes, service, and safety for an entire business unit across all shifts. The Quality Control Manager works with production, maintenance and warehouse teams across the plant by communicating quality procedures and developing long term sustainable practices to maintain the superior quality process.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health, dental insurance
  • Good PTO
  • 401(k)

Expected Outcomes:

  • Lead the salaried Quality professionals to ensure the effective application of quality management techniques
  • Deliver effective change leadership while driving business changes and minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist the team to solve operational issues
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Identify and lead efforts of product/process quality and cost management opportunities to achieve productivity gains
  • Lead the plant QM Pillar through the TPM journey
  • Lead and develop action plans with production, engineering, and division Quality Assurance to improve the product specifications, analytical procedures, and sampling programs and ensure that they are appropriate and meet system capability and key consumer requirements
  • Provide forward-thinking insights for future business improvements
  • Serve as a key statistical resource. Verify product and process improvements through the implementation and analysis of statistically designed experiments and capability studies
  • Lead food safety and compliance audits, including FSSC 22000, AIB, QAS
  • Ensure all sanitation is complete and properly meets quality standards
  • Design and implement programs to monitor calibration and accuracy of all analytical procedures and equipment in the plant
  • Ensure compliance to the OSHA chemical hygiene plan and proper laboratory safety practices by involving all employees in an effective safety program; provide training, periodic review of hazards, and timely correction of hazardous situations
  • Lead the interpretation of in-process and analytical data to make quality evaluations, recommend actions for improvements, and assure resolution. Challenge results and drive improvements. Coach others in the interpretation of results
  • Lead risk assessment analysis throughout the plant. Manage issues with a non-conforming product to assure proper control, minimize loses, and provide analysis to drive the elimination of future occurrences
  • Provide training in the area of food science, regulatory requirements, and quality measurement systems to appropriate personnel

Competencies/Culture:

  1. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Food/Beverage Industry preferred
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
  3. Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of major improvement projects
  4. Clear understanding and working knowledge of process and compliance quality systems
  5. A clear understanding of TPM Processes
  6. Strong organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills
  7. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and AIB standards
  8. Ability to motivate, lead, and work with teams
  9. Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  10. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  11. Proven ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  12. Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  13. Permanently authorized to work in the United States
  14. Must have a valid driver’s license & safe driving record

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