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Associate Manager, Quality Assurance

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•    Provide Quality Assurance leadership, direction, and support to the Zeeland Specialty Plant (ZSP).
•    Effectively troubleshoot quality related issues and make decisions in a rapid, complex production environment.
•    Work cross-functionally with the ZSP team to drive continuous improvement activities to improve and ensure compliance to internal quality and food safety standards and applicable regulations.
•    Lead and provide input to ZSP quality deviation investigations, including identification of root cause and development of robust corrective action plans.
•    Represent QA on capital project teams to ensure the appropriate quality and food safety systems are in place in the design and throughout the implementation process.
•    Work with site Quality leadership to manage day-to-day implementation and execution of the ZSP HACCP program to meet all internal standards, including cGMPs, Master Sanitation Schedule, and Integrated Pest Management.
•    Support and participate as needed during site audits and investigations.
•    Identify and deploy best practices to improve product quality, productivity, and operational quality.
•    Represents Zeeland Quality on new product innovations projects to ensure that new products meet quality and regulatory commitments and requirements.
•    Direct manager to ZSP plant sanitarian.  

•    Degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or related degree 
•    At least 5 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment in operations, sanitation, or quality assurance/quality control. Microbiological knowledge is preferred.
•    Knowledge of food safety and quality systems, including HACCP principles. Knowledge and experience within an FDA regulated environment preferred.
•    Understanding and experience with Quality electronic systems such as SAP, GLIMS, and Optiva.
•    Ability to apply basic statistical knowledge, including process capability tools.
•    Demonstrates strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
•    Demonstrates achievement within a competitive business environment where change in business dynamics plays a major role. The individual must have a track record of proven results and achievement.
•    Demonstrates strong communication skills.  Able to effectively communicate and influence across multiple levels of the organization and across multiple functional areas, including Quality, Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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