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Quality Assurance Manager (7008)

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Location: Wisconsin, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 10-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Dairy
Career Type: Safety
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Quality Assurance Manager


Location:WI-Black River Falls
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:The position is responsible for providing Quality function leadership and guidance to our animal milk replacer manufacturing operations at our Black River Falls, Wisconsin location. The ideal candidate will drive compliance with Feed Safety, Quality Systems, HACCP, FDA and other regulatory and customer/employee specific programs. Our goals are to ensure quality standards are met and customer satisfaction is exceeded. This position reports to and collaborates with the Plant Manager to ensure efficacy of the Feed Safety and Quality Management System at our Black River Falls, WI facility.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, or related field required. We are seeking 7 plus years of progressive management experience in a food or feed processing/manufacturing setting. In addition, we desire a candidate with solid experience and knowledge of microbiological testing/analysis, HACCP, GMP's, FDA, and state regulatory requirements.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:Possess comprehensive experience with identification, prevention and corrective actions relative to food and/or feed manufacturing environments. Must be able to influence employees from floor level and gain commitment to Feed Safety practices/principals and ownership. Analyze and resolve quality issues utilizing such tools as Root Cause Analysis, Six Sigma and Lean practices. Supervise the appropriate disposition of HOLD, Release/Disposition and Returns programs. Ensure that internal audits & corrective actions reports are timely and complete. Execute and verify compliance with on-going Quality Systems training programs. Establish programs, procedures, training, and review processes to ensure, effective execution of floor level Quality systems required by Corporate Quality Assurance and business partners.

Preferred Experience & Education:Dairy manufacturing experience (dairy powder manufacturing). Ideal candidate should have demonstrated proficiency in leading change in a manufacturing environment.

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:Ideal candidate should have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks or assignments. Possess strong motivational leadership and training skills. Be able to develop training and execute local quality management system standards.
Percentage of Travel:10%
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.