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Quality Manager in Sparks, NV at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

NV Sparks

Job Type:

Quality

Job Posting Title:

Quality Manager

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance Manager plans and executes strategic initiatives to ensure food safety and quality systems of the facility. Manage and direct all aspects of quality assurance and food safety to reach optimum quality and regulatory compliance.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain Food Safety & Quality Assurance programs including: Formula Control, Allergen Control, Non-Conforming, Recall, Sanitation Effectiveness, Environmental Monitoring Organic, Pest Control and Food Safety Plans.
  • Manage, develop, coach and mentor Quality Assurance and Sanitation leaders/supervisors.
  • Support Meals division and corporate quality goals. Including implementation and compliance of initiatives at the facility.
  • Identify necessary professional and technical training for food safety and quality staff.
  • Ensure plant procedures are implemented to enhance Raw/RTE product separation including but not limited to: traffic patterns for employees, supplies, and equipment.  Physical separations, employee identification, employee uniforms are in place.
  • Ensure maintenance of and compliance to the Food Safety plan including preventive controls. Including verification, deviation tracking and annual validation of the plan.
  • Support validated lethality process work and full implementation as a process preventive control as part of the Food Safety Plan.
  • Ensure dynamic relationship with company identified vendors including chemical and pest control providers.
  • Establish plant operating and capital budgets for quality. Responsible for identifying projects that impact quality and food safety and are part of the facility capital plan.
  • Assure implementation and utilization of SPC system, including Infinity QS, which will allow for real time process control and data driven decision making by operators.
  • Manage consumer complaints, establish trending, implement corrective actions and respond appropriately to all investigation requests.
  • Manage quality incidents and establish corrective actions utilizing Simple Root Cause (SRC) and RCA tools.
  • Serve as facility regulatory lead on interaction with Local, State and FDA authority.
  • Manage Hygienic Restorations events including corrective actions, effect on production, disposition of finished product and startup requirements.
  • Assure implementation and compliance of TreeHouse policies and procedures.
  • Implement TreeHouse weight control policy and other cost saving initiatives.
  • Lead, support and maintain facility GFSI Certification (SQF).
  • Lead, support and maintain facility Organic certification.
  • Effectively interface with internal stakeholders; Sales, Marketing and Commercialization team.
  • Support needs of external customers as needed.
  • Interface and support R&D initiatives to ensure commercialization aligns with plant capabilities.
  • Ensure compliance with standard food industry and TreeHouse Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Other duties/assignments as requested by supervisor/management.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must be detail-oriented and have successful experience in supervising, leading, and training employees.
  • Must be able to work well with others and have good communication skills.
  • Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc.) is required.
  • Must have ability to coach and train on food safety and sanitary related programs.
  • Efficient computer skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Sharepoint preferred

Education: Bachelor's Degree required: Bachelor of Science or equivalent - Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition or other related field


Certification preferred: HACCP or PCQI Certification

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.


EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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