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Job Description- Quality Manager
Bang Energy Performance Beverages and Sports Nutrition has been producing epic innovations for 25 years. We engage in an unrelenting pursuit to create trendsetting appearance and performance enhancing inventions. Our sports nutrition and beverage innovations are backed by 27 double-blind placebo-controlled Gold Standard University studies. Likewise, our marketing and distribution has been discussed for its excellence by such prestigious news outlets as Forbes and Wells Fargo. We are hiring super creative, ultra-positive and high-energy professionals to drive our vision to serve the entire world cutting edge health promoting beverages and nutrition! We are top sellers in iconic retailers such as 7 Eleven, Publix, Walmart, and are the #1 selling beverage of all time in the world’s largest health food retailers: GNC and Vitamin Shoppe.
The Quality Manager is accountable for providing leadership and oversight to the quality team in collaboration with the production leadership in order to assure Food Safety, GMP & Good Laboratory Practices and product conformance to specification. This position provides leadership in the development, auditing & expansion of Quality & Sanitation programs & practices. This position supports the Company’s Quality Management Standards.
Leads and manages the Quality department employees, assuring an effective and strong audit function. Directs and manages all quality & sanitation functions within Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. management standards and business processes.
Assure compliance to Plant, Division, Corporate and regulatory quality assurance requirements in the areas of material inspection, in-process quality control, finished product evaluation, GMPs, housekeeping and other related food safety and quality matters as well as compliance to local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Improve Quality Assurance policies and procedures and ensure compliance to division, corporate and regulatory standards.
Provide support of all internal and external audits (FDA, AIB, FSSC, ISO 22001).
Track the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) associated with Quality and Sanitation.
Primary site contact for all raw material and packaging suppliers. Manage the vendor nonconformance process to assure corrective action and contract compliance.
Maintain proper inventory levels of all materials related to lab operations and ensure proper stock rotation.
Provides support and guidance for the QA labs and production areas to include training in food safety (GMP, HAACP, allergens, and other topics) and BPO Quality Training.
Establish, implement, maintain, and update the Quality and Food Safety Management system as well as develop the Food Safety Fundamentals and the Food Safety Plan
Report system performance and suitability directly to senior management.
Present FSQMS information for senior management review so that actions for improvement can be determined.
Have a track record of successful continuous improvement initiatives and results.
Ensure that the Food Safety team are fully qualified and trained to meet the company requirements.
Promote an awareness of customer requirements throughout the company.
Accountable for external communication and liaison regarding the management systems.
Represent the Quality and Safety agenda in the site capital project agenda.
Retain technical competence in the understanding of manufacturing processes and the compliance requirements of a food/beverage manufacturer.
Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools and SAP, or a fully integrated manufacturing system.
Understand and apply moderately complex mathematical concepts, to include managing department financial data and must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions as well as interpret a variety of technical material.
Strong planning and organizational skills, time management, leadership skills, and analytical skills.
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Quality or Management.
5 years of experience in quality control in a manufacturing environment to include both plant and lab settings.
7 years demonstrated management or supervision experience.
Must be able to work flexible shifts and weekends as business needs dictate.