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QA Manager

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Tualatin
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Position Summary:

Responsibilities include management of ingredients, bases and retort processes, Quality Assurance (QA) Leads and Technicians at Pacific Foods. Organize and direct a quality system that will ensure maximum quality of all products. You are responsible for ensuring all food safety and quality protocols are followed. Responsible for developing and maintaining systems to assure compliance with Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification and initiatives. Acts as Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI).

Essential Functions:

  • Lead and direct QA leads and Technicians to accomplish quality improvement and compliance initiatives.
  • Coordinate the procedure, documentation, isolation and disposition of ingredients on Hold.
  • Develop and implement Documentation Control Program for QA and operations.
  • Develop, maintain and update all QA procedures for ingredient testing.
  • Work closely with material planners and buyers to resolve any ingredients issues with suppliers.
  • Investigate and identify root causes of non-conformance ingredients, products or processes and provide corrective actions.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to determine root cause and preventative actions for issues using the A3 problem solving method.
  • Maintain Allergens Control Program for ingredients warehouse. • Resolve quality issues related to Base and Recart production.
  • Audit Base processes to identify opportunities for improving quality and identify preventative measures for quality.
  • Maintain and improve Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.
  • Maintain appropriate Container Closure procedures and records.
  • Report and summarize all relevant quality information to PFO management.
  • Monitor and report Quality Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Conduct Mock recalls.
  • Coordinate Internal Food Safety audit.
  • Set up and participate in sensory testing.
  • Work closely with Regulatory Compliance & Food Safety manager and other managers to ensure effective Hazard Analysis Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs and compliance with Low Acid Canned Foods (LACF) regulations.
  • Work closely with R&D to implement and maintain Food Quality Plan for Recart products.
  • Use statistical process control (SPC) to reduce process variation and drive root cause analysis of non-conformities.
  • Work with Contract Manufacturers Quality Manager to ensure contract manufacturing products meet Pacific Foods specifications Title: Quality Assurance Manager Dept: QA FLSA: Exempt Location: Tualatin, OR Last Revised –July 2021 SE Secondary Functions • Act as a back-up for Aseptic QA manager.
  • Act as a temporary QA Shift Lead at anytime due to employee absence • Act as SQF practitioner for Food Safety and Quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned Supervisory responsibilities: Manages all activities of QA Leads. Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of high-volume food manufacturing quality.
  • Advanced knowledge of thermal processing and packaging.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
  • Interpersonal verbal communication and advanced math skills.
  • Self-directed with ability to work effectively under pressure and stress.
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Proven leadership, mentoring, and coaching skills.
  • Teambuilding, training, presentation, and teaching skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Physical activities require standing, walking, bending, and some lifting.
  • Physical ability to taste test all of our products.
  • Excellent investigating, analysis and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent specializing in Food Science or related field.
  • Better Processing School certification.
  • Five years of relevant experience managing a food quality department required.
  • Aseptic and retort processing experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with FSMA, SQF, USDA, FDA and PMO requirements.

Working conditions:

  • Primary work area is in the office, laboratory, production floor, and warehouse area.
  • While performing the duties of this job, work will be around moving mechanical parts.
  • There may be exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

ACR

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Portland , QA Manager, Other , Tualatin, Oregon

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