As a company with a reputation built on being “Only the Finest” quality assurance is a priority in our manufacturing operations. The Quality Assurance Manager will promote and champion the company wide quality vision within the Abilene Manufacturing Plant. The Quality Assurance Manager will manage and direct the activities of a team of Quality Technicians and entry-level Quality professionals to ensure quality and compliance processes and standards are being properly executed. This position requires detail orientation, the ability to balance multiple priorities and a sense of urgency for problem solving and continuous improvement. A successful person in this role will have a strong people orientation, an impactful leadership presence and interpersonal skills to achieve results through influence. All of these attributes must be used to develop a proactive approach to product quality while maintaining a fast paced, continuous flow, large scale production operation. Key responsibilities include:
assisting in hiring and training new employees in food safety, quality assurance and quality controls activities
administering, executing and maintaining internal audit program
serve as the primary contact for customer and 3rd party quality audits including management, preparation and corrective actions
interface with visitors, contractors, raw material suppliers and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with quality and food safety requirements
managing the departments’ workload
addressing employee relations issues in a timely manner
keeping all policies, procedures, and all new information updated and communicated to the site
providing technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Sanitation, Logistics, Procurement and Sales/Marketing
making recommendations to leadership to support operations
THIS POSITION MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS AND OVERTIME AS NEEDED.
Employment by Russell Stover is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.
Russell Stover is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.
TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology, Food Science, Chemistry or other Natural Science
Minimum of 3 years of quality and production management experience in the food industry
Knowledge of quality assurance methods, standards and testing techniques including HACCP, FSMA, and GFSI
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
7 + years of quality assurance experience in the food industry; confectionery experience highly preferred
Attention to detail
Ability to work well in a fast paced environment
Ability to balance multiple priorities
Effective oral and written communication skills
Advanced knowledge of quality systems and procedures
Internal Number: 3530
About Russell Stover Chocolates
Russell Stover Chocolates is the nation's leading manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company's three brands – Russell Stover, Whitman's and Pangburn's - account for more than 60 percent of all boxed chocolate sales in the United States through 30+ company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being "Made in America" and "Handcrafted in Small Batches". In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America.
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