Manager Quality Assurance

Dayton, OH

Posted: 03/21/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 83.24KK Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Manager Quality Assurance

This position is responsible for ensuring all products and ingredients meet the established quality and food safety standards by ensuring compliance with all relevant USDA and other regulatory guidelines established for food manufacturing.  Individual in this position must be capable of engaging other business units in development and standardization of quality manuals, policies, procedures, audit standards and Quality Key Performance Indicators.  Ability to drive organizational alignment on food safety and quality objectives with an enterprise-wide mindset a must.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing current good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and all relevant company policies and food safety regulations.  Developing prerequisite programs and supporting documentation.  Ensuring that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformity, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

  • Analyze and resolve food safety and/or quality issues with sustainable corrective actions
  • Lead teams focused on investigation and improvement of quality issues such as consumer complaints, specification deviations, and/or processing challenges
  • Provide leadership in the development, training, execution, and verification/validation of all quality systems
  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory, customer, and corporate programs. Lead and participate in regulatory, customer, and internal audits.  Provide leadership in the development, training and maintenance of the plant Food Safety and Quality programs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GFSI standards
  • Maintain consistent communication and fosters teamwork between all local personnel, departments and shifts
  • Primary contact for internal and external customers
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are fairly administered between departments and shifts
  • Responsible for developing annual Quality and Sanitation budgets and managing cost control throughout the calendar year
  • Champions the use of Quality Improvement Tools, Lean Manufacturing, and Root Cause Analysis
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring plant sanitation programs to ensure a safe and wholesome product supply
  • Strong SPC background to manage the collection, trending, and reporting of data to identify root cause and areas of opportunity including but not limited to key product attributes, shelf life, and productivity while maintaining quality
  • Provides leadership to help ensure a safe work environment throughout the plant
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety
  • Assume personal responsibility to ensure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.  Ensures regulatory compliance.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  83.24KK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ supervisory or managerial experience in a food plant manufacturing environment
  • Completed PCQI training
  • SQF Edition 8
  • Advanced HACCP

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  83.24KK

Meet Your Recruiter

Sam Kovacevic
Technical Recruiter

Proven recruiter with 15 years of experience specializing in the Food and Beverage sector.  

Strategic, Independent Recruiting Professional.  Uniquely experienced in providing qualified candidates to a broad scope of companies with talent needs. Passionate Leader who takes a trusted advisory approach to making an impact and finding the best talent available.

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