QA Manager

Commerce, CA

Posted: 12/06/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 520.18MR Pay Rate: 80,000

QA Manager

Reports directly to the Director of Quality and includes, but is not limited to these accountabilities:

  • Promoting quality achievement and performance improvement across the organization
  • Maintaining a constant awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues
  • Assessing both supplier’s and own company’s product specifications and customer requirements
  • Working closely with purchasing staff in establishing quality requirements from external suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislations
  • Considering the application of environmental and health/safety standards
  • Agreeing to in-house standards
  • Defining procedures in conjunction with operating staff
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation
  • Pinpointing relevant quality-related training needs
  • Liaising with other managers and staff, particularly in areas such as design, production and purchasing
  • Ensuring tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated, if necessary
  • Supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checking in a laboratory environment
  • Writing technical and management system reports
  • Bringing staff together and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree on comprehensive quality procedures
  • Working methodically to establish a clearly defined system that all staff can apply
  • Acting as the key contact with customers’ auditors and taking responsibility for ensuring the execution of corrective actions and ongoing compliance with customers’ specifications
  • Lead the Food Safety meetings
  • Act as the SQF Practitioner for the facility
  • Oversee the development, implementation, review, maintenance and continuous improvement of the entire SQF System
  • Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the SQF System
  • Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the entire SQF System

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

JO:  520.18MR


  • BS in Science
  • Experience in food industry QA and/or quality control laboratory management is preferred
  • Management experience is required, preferably in a quality lab
  • HACCP certification and SQF Practitioner certification is strongly preferred
  • Resourceful problem solver who takes the initiative in addressing challenging issues
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member who is approachable and personable
  • Excellent time management skills, adept at managing multiple priorities

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

JO:  520.18MR

Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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