Leprino Foods

Quality Execution Manager

US-MI-Remus
2 months ago
Requisition ID
2017-2179
# of Openings
1
Category (Portal Searching)
Quality & Food Safety

Overview

Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

 

For our Remus, Michigan cheese manufacturing facility (union) we are seeking a Quality Execution (QA) Manager who will help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety.

Responsibilities

We Ask Of You To:

  • Champion the Plant’s Quality programs, processes, and systems to ensure that plant performance meets and/or exceeds company-wide expectations.
  • Partner closely with the Production Departments, Corporate Quality Execution Organization, and Corporate Quality Assurance Organization to strengthen the quality process within the facility.
  • Lead Production Management in troubleshooting plant quality execution deficiencies, working with technical resources (Technical Services, Quality Assurance, R&D and Product Development) and plant management resources to identify root cause and eliminate recurring quality problems.
  • Devise, develop, and deploy strategies and methods to engage all plant employees in the pursuit of quality excellence both intellectually and emotionally.
  • Manage the QE department to ensure the production of consistently wholesome, high-quality products that meet or exceed Customer and Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure quality specifications (food safety, product quality), financial efficiencies, and department safety targets are met or exceeded and investigate ways to improve upon these measurements.
  • Train new team members in food safety, personal safety, GMPs, SQF requirements, CCPs, and sanitation requirements.

We Offer You in Return:

  • A competitive total compensation package including annual performance bonus eligibility and relocation (if applicable)!
  • 401(k) along with enrollment in an annual Profit Sharing plan opportunity – we hire to retire!
  • Eligible for tuition reimbursement, award recognition, merit, and competitive health/dental/vision benefits.

Qualifications

You Have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related disciplines.
  • Five (5) years of experience in production or quality assurance within the food or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a progressive leadership role in a QA Supervisor or QA Manager role.
  • Extensive experience in HACCP, quality assurance standards, food laboratory testing, and statistical process control techniques.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Master’s Degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemistry, or Microbiology.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in production or quality assurance within the food industry.
  • Five (5) years of progressive leadership experience as a QA professional in the food or dairy industry.

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