Plant Quality Manager in Kenosha, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kenosha, WI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/13/2019

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

WI Kenosha

Job Type:

Quality

Job Posting Title:

Plant Quality Manager

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain Food Safety & Quality Assurance programs including: Formula Control, Allergen Control, Non-Conforming, Recall, Sanitation Effectiveness, Environmental Monitoring Organic, Pest Control and Food Safety Plans.
  • Manage, develop, coach and mentor Quality Assurance and Sanitation leaders/supervisors.
  • Support Meals division and corporate quality goals. Including implementation and compliance of initiatives at the facility.
  • Identify necessary professional and technical training for food safety and quality staff.
  • Ensure plant procedures are implemented to enhance food safety and security.
  • Ensure maintenance of and compliance to the Food Safety plan including preventive controls. Including verification, deviation tracking and annual validation of the plan.
  • Support validated lethality process work and full implementation as a process preventive control as part of the Food Safety Plan.
  • Ensure dynamic relationship with company identified vendors including chemical and pest control providers.
  • Establish plant operating and capital budgets for quality. Responsible for identifying projects that impact quality and food safety and are part of the facility capital plan.
  • Assure implementation and utilization of SPC system, including Infinity QS, which will allow for real time process control and data driven decision making by operators.
  • Manage consumer complaints, establish trending, implement corrective actions and respond appropriately to all investigation requests.
  • Manage quality incidents and establish corrective actions utilizing Simple Root Cause (SRC) and RCA tools.
  • Serve as facility regulatory lead on interaction with Local, State and FDA authority.
  • Manage Hygienic Restorations events including corrective actions, effect on production, disposition of finished product and startup requirements.
  • Assure implementation and compliance of TreeHouse policies and procedures.
  • Implement TreeHouse weight control policy and other cost saving initiatives.
  • Effectively interface with internal stakeholders; Sales, Marketing and Commercialization team.
  • Support needs of external customers as needed.
  • Interface and support R&D initiatives to ensure commercialization aligns with plant capabilities.
  • Ensure compliance with standard food industry and TreeHouse Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Other duties/assignments as requested by supervisor/management.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Five or more years of experience in the quality and sanitation fields to include performing quality assurance tests; in a production environment, inspecting products, applying math, computer entry and using laboratory equipment with statistical process control; working in a team environment.
  • Supervisory experience of multiple direct reports required
  • Requires an in-depth working knowledge of food safety and food quality standards, regulations, and laws governing the food production industry such as SQF and environmental safety regulations along with a commitment to continuous improvement; SQF practitioner preferred
  • Requires problem solving skills with an emphasis on detail orientation
  • Requires basic mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and count
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Competency in English language (read, write, speak); excellent written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as FDA, OSHA, and EPA
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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