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Quality Assurance Manager (5627)

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Location: Wisconsin, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 09-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Manufacturing
Career Type: Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Quality Assurance Manager

Function:Manufacturing and Operations

Location:WI-Spencer-306 Park
Territory (if applicable):
Supply Chain

Business Unit:Supply Chain includes facilities and processes that operate to manufacture a finished product from raw material and deliver to the end-user. This business unit enhances competitive advantage, efficiency, innovation, quality and consistency.
Position Purpose:To establish, supervise, administer and monitor Spencer facility quality assurance programs to assure that policies, procedures, specifications, HACCP, and ISO 9002 standards and regulatory requirements are consistently followed.
Assist the management teams in the maintenance of the quality system.
Administer and test plant product recall systems.
Required (Basic) Experience &

Education:Bachelors degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology or related field.
10+ years experience in a food processing environment.
Experience in program management and administration.
Computer proficiency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, unquestionable integrity, customer focus, detail oriented.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:Within the GMP and ISO 9002 framework, establish and maintain quality systems in the Spencer facility relating to raw ingredients, production procedures, finished goods, GMP's, Sanitation, and recordkeeping that will ensure consistent product quality and compliance with Land O'Lakes policies and specifications.
Provide technical support to the plants in the areas of production and product design, new products, and problem solving.
Integrate statistical control methodology to monitor in-process and final product testing to reduce variation in the product streams.
Assist facilities with training, provide direction to departmental staff, and interface with Marketing to evaluate consumer and customer feedback on quality.
Staffs plant Quality with highly skilled supervisors.
Assures laboratory results are accurate and responsive.
Assures hold/reject program functions appropriately.
Understand the importance of meeting customer as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.
Comply with appropriate written procedures and work instructions.

Promotes Land O'Lakes values.
Promotes integrity in all business activities.
Recognizes the need for improvements and effectively manages implementation of change.
Fosters collaboration and team work. Gains support and commitment from within the department.

Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
Handles multiple demands and balances competing priorities.
Recognizes the vital importance of the customer. Delivers high quality products at all times.
Is fiscally responsible and looks for opportunities to better use company resources.

Keep legible records.
Work to achieve established plant quality objective.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience & Education:

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:10-25%
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.