Quality Assurance Manager
Company: The Judge Group, Inc.
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Location: Newark, NJ Description: Our client, a national
foodservice manufacturer and supplier is currently seeking a
Quality Assurance and Regulatory Manager. The Quality Department
provides data to sales, new product development and operations.
The QA/Regulatory Manager (QARM) -Oversees the daily tasks and
staff of the QA Lab and analytical support group to assure product
conformance to specification, food safety, audits, Good
Manufacturing Practices and all Regulatory matters. -Coordinates
the analytical activities around production and raw material
support providing direction to rectify product issues to all
relevant departments. -Provides feedback regarding the strategic
direction, resource requirements and functional status of the
laboratory and Regulatory matters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not limited
to) Accountable for the following responsibilities: -Ensures
compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act -Ensures Laboratory
staff provides accurate and timely results for produced materials,
in-process materials, and raw materials. -Ensures adequate
scheduling of staff, and justifies additional resource
requirements. -Maintains all Laboratory instrumentation and
equipment calibration, scheduling equipment repairs and PM as
necessary. -Ensures Plant & Laboratory conformance to company
safety and regulatory requirements. Includes GMPs, SOPs, and SSOPs.
Approves, maintains and updates technical documents and brochures
(i.e. COA, SOPs, batch cards, specification sheets) with assistance
from team. -Troubleshoots quality issues; creates troubleshooting
guides; documents SOP changes. -Supports Planning and Production
departments in processing procedures, recommendations, and
utilization of oil and products. -Makes any necessary adjustments
to out-of-spec products.- Helps customers as required with
technical questions, problems, and oil identification. -Reports
Quality KPI, incidents and trends. Includes monthly self-audit,
root cause analysis, cause maps, and implement corrective actions.
-Supports Customer Innovation with ideas, analysis, and data.
-Supports Sales by answering questions, matching competitor
samples, suggesting products. -Manages and reviews sample/ service
requests and schedule appropriate staff resources. -Compiles and
distribute reporting for incoming ship raw materials -Manages pest
control activities for the site. -Analyzes raw material data to
help Inventory department make improvements to material storage,
handling, and movement. -Maintains Laboratory Information
Management System (LIMS). -Works with plant personnel along with
regulatory and customer organizations to ensure all quality audits
and assessment requirements are in place. This includes 3rd Party
audits (such as BRC), customer audits and regulatory inspections.
Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry,
Biology or other physical science -5+ years laboratory experience,
preferably in a food, drug or chemical laboratory. -Must be
familiar with RTE (Ready To Eat) food requirements. -Computer
literacy is a must. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word,
Excel, Access, Power Point). -Laboratory Information Management
System experience is a plus. -Travel is occasional. -Superior
verbal and written communication skills are required. Bilingual
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