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spherion QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER in Albert Lea, Minnesota

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGERposted:Friday, July 24, 2020


Albert Lea, Minnesota


Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)

Job Type


Working Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


US$ 90,000 - US$ 100,000 per year

Ref. Number



Rahn,Anna, Spherion


507 351 3400

Job Description

The Quality Assurance Manager is a member of the site leadership team responsible for ensuring products manufactured at the location are safe, wholesome and comply with all applicable company, customer and regulatory requirements. They will lead the site team in developing and maintaining a culture of best in class Quality through their influence and coaching. The Quality Manager is directly responsible for the implementation of quality systems and initiatives related to the production, packaging, receipt, storage, and release of food products manufactured within the facility. The individual in this position must establish relationships with not only her/his direct reports but within all departments in the organization to effectively cultivate a culture in which safety, quality, and productivity goals are met.


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Responsible for all aspects of company Quality Assurance in compliance with local, state, and federal food safety standards

Helps to develop and maintain a culture in which quality production is top priority and a spirit of continuous improvement is fostered

Monitors performance across production areas and works with area managers to improve performance on a continual basis in response to risk assessment process, testing of incoming ingredients, outgoing products, observations and/or incidents

Assists with the delivery of company production of consistent and measurable high-quality standards

Implements programs to ensure compliance with 3rd party industry standards (e.g. AIB, SQF, etc.)

Leads SQF, FSMA and HACCP initiatives as well as on-going continuous improvement efforts including facilitating, organizing, training and advising

Maintains, monitors, reviews and implements GMPs, HACCP, SOPS, and SSOPS to ensure highest quality products and plant environment

Performs risk assessment on new ingredients and updates HACCP register accordingly

Leads customer and regulatory audits

Escalates any quality control and food safety issues and presents plausible solutions

Maintains current knowledge of trends and changes affecting food safety and develops, recommends and implements appropriate program additions and changes

Leads response to customers, inspectors and auditors

Works with R&D and Production in the development and production of new Products, Processes, and Equipment

Responsible for develoREping and implementing an effective internal audit program and ensures corrective actions are completed

Supports new product/customer launches

Applies Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes

Develops employees plant-wide through training and creation of over-all quality awareness

Plays an active role on quality management teams within organization.

Develop and establish a Continuous Improvement plan and annual goals for the QA program based off trending of complaints, audits, CAPAs, etc.

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Proven Management experience a must (3-5yrs minimum)




1-4 years


Ability to lift 50 lbs. and required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.

B.S. or B.A. in Food Science or equivalent

3-5 years experience in Food, Supplement, or related industry

Familiarity with SQF, FDA (FSMA), HACCP and other regulatory and industry guidelines and requirements

PCQI and HACCP certified desired


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and vibration and exposed to moderate to high noise levels.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

Amazing opportunity with a reputable growing company in the great community of Albert Lea! OUTSTANDING Benefits Pkg, including a FREE Well@Work Clinic!

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