QC Manager – Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Job Description:

Join an amazing meat manufacturer in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and serve as the final authority for onsite food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer the site prerequisite programs and SQF program. Serve as an SQF practitioner for the facility.
  • Understand, drive, and deliver quality-related KPI results in areas such as defects, holds, and rework.
  • Effectively empower staff of food industry professionals to obtain company and facility objectives.
  • Ensure existing programs and procedures are verified and validated and represent optimal allocation of company resources.
  • Serve, along with Operations Manager, as a primary representative of the company to visitors, auditors, customers, and community.
  • Innovate and inspire a culture of creativity to continuously improve facility systems and programs.
  • Coordinate competing priorities and challenging deadlines; leverage cross-functional resources to achieve results.
  • Develop and maintain plant procedures critical to quality and food safety.
  • Evaluate and approve specifications for new products, ingredients, and processes.
  • Champion the needs of the facility and the site quality organization by lobbying for mission-critical resources with data-based justifications.

Requirements

  • Meat Manufacturing Experience (familiar with a Kill plant)
  • Management experience
  • Experience leading audits
  • Experience modifying and creating SOPs (standard operating procedures)
  • Strong USDA experience

Preferred:

  • SQF Practitioner

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