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Quality Manager

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

Direct all quality assurance and food safety functions. Plan, direct and supervise all quality assurance practices and procedures adhering to local, state and federal food processing manufacturing guidelines.
• Manage and maintain HACCP plan.
• Manage, verify and validate all pre-requisite programs and policies.
• Audit Quality Assurance functions to assure continued compliance requirements.
• Administrate all product specifications assuring compliance with customer and regulatory label requirements.
• Make thorough inspections of departments and areas, creating and maintaining written reports of findings and coordination corrective action as required.
• Develop all ingredient and nutritional information to be in regulatory compliance.
• Ensure food standard compliance with USDA, FDA, OSHA, GMP, customer requirements and company policy.
• Monitor inspection of all incoming materials, ensuring proper rotation of same.
• Enforce GMP/HACCP standards and company policy at all times.
• SQF Practitioner and PCQI duties
• The responsibility for establishing and implementing the training needs of the organizations’ personnel to ensure they have the required competencies to carry out those functions affecting product, legality, safety, and quality.
• Maintain high quality and integrity throughout facility.
• May perform other functions as needed.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be knowledgeable in GMP’s, OSHA, SSOPs, and HACCP. Must also have a working knowledge of cleaning chemicals used in the food industry and the PPE needed during handling or use. Information about the specific chemicals used within the Hearthside Foods facility will be provided.
• Proficient in MS Office, SAP a plus.
• Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university: or one to two years related experience and/or training: or equivalent education & experience. Familiar with state and federal food processing regulations. Serves as SQF Practitioner status, or be willing to immediately pursue necessary training upon hire.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to author Standard Operating Procedures or Policies that will apply to the operation of the Sanitation department. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of other members of the organization. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish a plus.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, mark-ups, gross margins, interest, commission, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision yet be flexible and have ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Seeks clarification if uncertainty exists.
• Maintain harmonious relations with employees from all departments and from all levels.
• Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on safety, quality, and policy focus.
• SQF Practitioner certification.
The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, feel or handle; talk; or hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The ability to climb; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl may also be required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral visions, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet and in the production work environment is usually loud. May be required to work weekends. Must be able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Shakopee, MN
Posted On
31 May, 2024