Senior Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Norfolk, NE

Job Title: Senior Quality Manager

Location: Norfolk, Nebraska

Salary: Depending on Experience

The Senior Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring product safety, quality, and regulatory compliance at a manufacturing plant in Norfolk, Nebraska. This includes implementing a proactive quality system, ensuring compliance with specifications, training and developing operators, conducting quality testing, dealing with labeling and complaints, and maintaining communication with sales and plant personnel regarding quality program trends, issues, and opportunities.

Qualified candidates for the position should:

  • Implement and monitor the Quality Assurance Program based on established policies and procedures
  • Establish quality assurance specifications for finished products, in-process testing, and ingredients, and ensure compliance
  • Set quality specifications for incoming raw materials in collaboration with Purchasing, and ensure compliance
  • Recruit, supervise, and provide leadership to the QA team
  • Manage the laboratory budget, identify cost reduction opportunities, and improve margins
  • Investigate and provide timely analytical results for customer complaints
  • Assist with procedures and supervision of product and process development and test runs, reporting results
  • Manage inventory of off-spec materials, including scheduling and reworking as necessary
  • Conduct internal, vendor, and contract manufacturing audits as required
  • Maintain and improve quality assurance lab data system reports
  • Ensure compliance with company, state, federal, and international safety and regulatory policies
  • Coordinate pest control services

Requirements for the position:

  • At least 7 years of experience in manufacturing QA management
  • Dairy experience and familiarity with PMO (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Life Science or related field
  • Strong knowledge of laboratory testing procedures and computer software applications
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Previous supervisory experience
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