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Quality Assurance Manager

2923 Mayer Rd, Browntown, Wisconsin 53522

Job Description

The Quality Assurance Manager’s primary role is to drive facility processes improvements essential to assuring food safety and quality. This position provides leadership and direction for operations in managing quality KPI’s, metrics and CAPA. Maintaining SQF certification for Quality and Food Safety. Managing Food Safety, HACCP and Quality Plans.


Position Summary:

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for leading a QC team of seven and operations teams with a focus on ensuring overall success of food safety compliance, the integrity of the company’s SQF based food safety and quality system and is a champion for the consistent quality of VV Supremo’s products.


Oversee two facilities located in Browntown and Arena, WI.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage our Quality Assurance teams, equipment and systems to deliver results meeting or exceeding:

    • Defined aspirational quality objectives or Key Process Indicators (KPI)

    • Compliance to V&V Supremo policies, external audit certifications, customer and consumer requirements

    • Measurable Statistical Process Control (SPC) standards for our products

    • Analysis of results against federal, state and local regulatory requirements

    • Expectations for continuous improvement of our products, procedures and processes

  • Lead all facility Quality Department day to day operations.

  • Act as primary liaison to corporate functions, outside laboratories, and external regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, state and local)

  • Build and deploy audits, procedures, or any other actions to anchor the food safety standards.

  • Work directly with department leaders developing and executing plans required for SQF Certifications such as HACCP, Quality and Food Safety.

Key Activities:

  • Regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Lead ongoing development and review of performance metrics for food safety, product quality and the company’s SQF Quality System.

  • Monitor performance and competencies of facility quality staff and provide leadership, coaching and development plans.

  • Comfortably work across functions to ensure quality expectations are both well-defined and well understood.

  • Respond to food safety issues with corrective and preventive action plans.

  • Monitor raw material testing for specification compliance.

  • Lead quality & food safety continuous improvement initiatives using proper methodologies as root cause analysis, lean six sigma, and statistical process control.

  • Ensure proper execution of policies, procedures and quality/food safety expectations through internal audit programs, continuous improvement, document control, training, etc.

  • Ensure proper implementation and execution of key programs for SQF quality and Food safety (e.g. recall, FM, consumer complaints, vendor management).

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated passion for Food Safety and Quality.

  • High integrity, adaptable, disciplined, motivated, organized, energetic, goal driven.

  • Works well rolling-up-the-sleeves in a team environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, analytical skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, problem solving, trouble shooting ability.

  • Results oriented and ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Previous experience in Quality Assurance and Food Safety within a fresh food processing environment preferred.

  • Knowledge of federal and state food industry regulations.

  • Familiarity with GFSI standards.

  • Proven manager, capable of coaching and developing a team.

  • HACCP and PCQI certified with working knowledge for regulatory and quality system requirements supporting SQF certification.

  • Proficiency in root cause analysis and CAPA management.

  • Internal audit experience.

  • Lean six sigma and/or TPM trained a plus.

  • Proficiency in computer programs/software such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Net Weight and QA Trends.

  • QA Management (5 years).

Why Should you Apply?

  • Competitive Pay

  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities

  • Competitive Benefits (Medical/Dental/401K)

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation/Sick/Personal)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

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