Quality Assurance Manager Jobs in Allerton, IA at Dairy Farmers

Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Dairy Farmers

Location: Allerton, IA

Salary: $80K – $100K*

Category: Food & Beverages

Job Description

The Quality Assurance Manager directs and leads a team of individuals to ensure effective quality execution, continuous improvement, and infant formula regulatory compliance. They will provide leadership within the facility to drive positive change through influence and example. This individual, in conjunction with plant operations, will build and maintain an effective culture of Food Safety and quality within the facility. The QA Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining facility systems and processes that ensure finished product is food safe and meets finished product specifications. This person should be a highly organized effective communicator with an inquisitive mind with the capacity to investigate and lead solution-based decision making in the plant.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensure compliance to Infant formula standards, FSMA and Internal QA/FS Programs and Policies-

Ensure daily plant Quality and Food Safety operations follow DFA policies, procedures, customer requirements, and local, state, and federal regulations.

Responsible for the Food Safety and Quality Plans along with supporting prerequisite programs.

Enhance and maintain plant policies, procedures, and practices to safeguard a cGMP environment.

Through cross functional collaboration assess and maintain an effective plant hygiene plan.

Ownership of PEM Program utilizing information to ensure holistic management of food safety issues, while implementing effective corrective actions.

Oversee plant sanitation to drive a robust sanitation program that supports a cGMP environment.

Ensure the plant pest control programs are current, followed, and utilized to enable proactive maintenance.

Manage the facility’s change control program to enable robust risk assessment and decisions.

Collaboratively lead investigations relating to non-conforming events driving to root cause(s) and effective resolution. Maintain the CAPA program.

Customer Centric

Collaborate with R&D during new/reformulated product introduction to ensure compliance with already established specifications and regulatory requirements

Serve as the point of contact for customer related issues, complaints or inquires.

Manage plant complaint investigations ensuring a thorough, effective, timely, and customer facing response.

Monitor compliance to customer expectation and specifications, communicate any issues/concerns.

Maintain plant preparedness customer and regulatory visits

Provide Leadership

Partner with Operations to build a world class food safety & quality culture.

Foster a positive and effective work culture with direct reports

Identify and retain highly effective personnel through proper selection, training, and expectations.

Track and report on plant quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Participate in the annual plant budgeting process.

Partner with the plant manager on identifying key capital projects that support food safety and quality initiatives.

Provide training to the plant personnel concerning food safety, FSMA and regulatory compliance.

Provide quality leadership during unplanned events or emergencies

Provide visible leadership by participating in Gemba walks and internal audits.

Engage and interact with all personnel on a regular basis assisting them with their challenges and questions concerning food safety.

Quality Control

Overall responsibility for all analytical and micro activities performed at th…


About Dairy Farmers

Dairy Farmers Pty Ltd, originally established in 1900, is a brand owned by Lion Dairy & Drinks, and is distributed mainly New South Wales & Queensland in Australia. The core products sold under that Dairy Farmers brand are fresh milk (in NSW and Queensland only) and UHT "long-life" milk (Australia wide), as well as various other dairy snacks. It supplies products to local and international markets such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Kirin Holdings Company Limited of Japan, via its subsidiary National Foods, acquired the company on 27 November 2008. Kirin Holdings renamed "National Foods" as "Lion Dairy & Drinks" in 2009. On 15 January 1900 (1900-01-15), the Dairy Farmers Co-operative Milk Co. Limited was created by 65 stakeholders, most being dairy farmers in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. The aim of the co-operative was to market their milk and butter products effectively to city customers. Dairy Farmers was 100% Australian owned by Australian dairy farmers for 107 years, and ultimately had 11 processing facilities. In 2005, Dairy Farmers had the third-highest dairy sales in Australia, with Norco Co-operative second and National Foods, under its brand "Pura", first.[citation needed]