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Manager, Quality Assurance - POSITION FILLED

Location: Alberta
Date Posted: 01/01/2016

Our client is a successful and well established pet food manufacturing business. The company has developed a solid reputation of providing uncompromised, award winning pet food products. The company’s products are sold in more than sixty countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting a Manager, Quality Assurance for our Alberta based client. Reporting to the VP, Operations, the Manager, Quality Assurance ensures that quality standards and procedures are in place, current and aligned with government regulations and customer specifications. This individual is responsible for managing the organizations quality assurance policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provides leadership in the development, management and implementation of company Quality Assurance Programs and Policies (HACCP, SOP, GMP, etc.). Ensure ongoing compliance with local, national and international standards and legislation.
• Responsible for leading, developing and directing the Quality Assurance team in achieving the goals and ambitions of the organization. Communicate expectations and manage employee performance.
• Perform gap analysis between applicable standards and/or regulations with current practices and QA systems. Establish and implement a quality plan to ensure the company meets industry and regulatory compliance. Advise executive team on system performance.
• Perform internal QA audits that are compliant with corporate policies, practices, and procedures. Conduct risk analyses, verification, validation activities, and formal design reviews, as applicable.
• Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all products manufactured by the plant as well as the raw materials, packaging materials, and operations required in the manufacturing process including quality specifications and standards.
• Collaborate with client-facing customer service representatives to ensure full customer satisfaction with the company’s products and services.
• Support new product development and continuous improvement by integrating quality control tools (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, etc.) into processes.
• Promote and advocate quality achievement and performance improvement across the organization.
• Involvement in Capital Project planning team.
• Maintain a constant awareness of company profitability, including budgetary control issues.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

• Degree in Food Science or other related degree.
• Minimum 5 years’ direct work experience in a food manufacturing facility.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Food Safety (HACCP principals, GMPs, SOPs and SSOPs, Pest Control & Recall programs) and associated standards that include risk management, product testing, capability studies and control plans.
• Knowledge of the fresh meat extrusion process is desirable.

Should you be interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a resume via email to; careers@westernhr.com



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