Keystone Foods Sr. QA Manager in EUFAULA, Alabama

The SR QA Manager’s position for Keystone Foods located in Baker Hill, Alabama, manages all activities of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance department in a manner which ensures consistent product safety and quality. Maintain working relationships with customers (internal and external) and FSIS Inspection representatives.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop, document, implement, verify, and validate Food Safety and QA processes and procedures used to monitor incoming raw materials, production, and products (Finished and Work in Process) to ensure compliance to all regulatory, customer, and company requirements.

  • Build and maintain a strong team through effective recruiting, training, coaching, and team building. Provide feedback to direct reports on a constant basis (i.e. Appraisals, Coaching, etc) that will lead to their continued development.

  • Provide products and services to customers (internal and external), which meet or exceed expectations.

  • Drive plant improvement by providing proactive solutions to issues that will support facility operations staff in achieving Quality and Safety goals.

  • Maintain contact between Sales and Operations in order to communicate customer/consumer issues and resolutions that arise with customers.

  • Maintain effective working relationship with Corp QA, R&D, Sales, Marketing, Distribution, and Operations. Provide timely, accurate, and relevant data and analysis to enable them to effectively manage the business.

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with USDA/FSIS. Monitor industry and regulatory news to identify new trends that could be utilized for continuous improvement within the facility and company. Other duties as assigned by the location General Manager or VP, Food Safety and Quality Assurance

The ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Animal Science or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in food processing

  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC), USDA/FSIS Regulations, Quality Audit Systems, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Food Safety Systems including HACCP and SSOP.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to professionally prepare technical reports and presentations in a timely manner and clearly communicate to internal and external personnel.

  • Works well with all levels of the organization.

  • Minor travel for company/customer meetings, etc.

This description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the job incumbent. It is not designed to cover contain a comprehensive listing of duties and responsibilities of employees assigned to this job. Incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as assigned.

Keystone Foods is a socially responsible, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Keystone Foods is a socially responsible, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.