At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.
The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.
¨ Direct, lead, coordinate and schedule the activities of QA and Sanitation personnel to protect brand integrity and ensure food safety.
¨ Develop and deliver technical and quality training to drive continuous brand enhancement and process optimization leading to cost control and productivity.
¨ Develop and assist in developing quality and sanitation programs and procedures. Maintain, lead and administer plant programs and procedures, along with auditing and evaluating plant operations to improve food quality and safety as well as process productivity. Drive the facility to the next elevated level for food product quality and food safety.
¨ Participation in corporate-driven projects, tests, reports and data collection in support of innovation and productivity savings projects.
¨ Anticipate and solve quality-related issues through logical risk assessments, to include evaluation of ingredients, materials, process, and finished products.
¨ Maintain plant Hold and Release program; ensure any and all non-conforming (or suspect non-conforming) product or equipment is identified, segregated and handled according to direction of Quality Assurance Manager.
¨ Ensure compliance through direct leadership for all internal and external food quality and food safety programs, regulations, policies and procedures.
¨ Participate in all internal and external audits relative to the Quality Assurance Department.
¨ Assist facility leadership team to ensure all operations are conducted in accordance with OSHA regulations and regularly participate in plant safety programs as scheduled.
¨ Lead initiatives for compliance to certificates of analysis and internal specifications through participation in the inspection, testing and evaluation of raw materials, work in progress materials and finished products while maintaining proper records of results.
¨ Properly equip and supply quality assurance laboratory including the standardization of instruments, compliance with approved methodologies used for chemical and physical attribute analysis, and completion of accurate and efficient testing and reporting of product safety and quality.
¨ Ensure proper maintenance and compliance to documented Standard Work Instructions; identify and address any non-conformances found. Maintain an active leadership role in continuous improvement programs through the ongoing development of standardized work.
¨ Provide technical expertise regarding KPIs, GMPs, HACCP, customer complaints, and Quality systems services to management team to help prevent or resolve product, production and/or process-related issues.
¨ Maintain Master Control documents, quality data collection, trending, and reporting projects. .
¨ Maintain systems for checking and verifying process compliance, including but not limited to SPC, HACCP, SQF, Quality Systems, Formula Control, Corrective or Preventive Actions, and Quality Assurance Manuals for corporate and the plant.
This position provides direct leadership for up to 8 quality assurance associates (Quality and Sanitation team members).
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 of this position.
¨ Bachelor of Science or related discipline (i.e., chemistry, biology or microbiology) required, Food Science or related discipline preferred
¨ 1-3 years of Quality Assurance supervisory experience preferred
¨ Experience with leading Sanitation/Quality programs i.e. ATP, Environmental and Finish Goods Testing, etc.
¨ SQF and HACCP certified
¨ Experience with FDA, USDA Regulations
¨ Experience working in a food manufacturing environment
¨ Experience working with lean manufacturing concepts including statistical process control
¨ Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
¨ Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
¨ Strong computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft Power-Point, Excel and Word.
¨ Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions. Ability to work with others to identify opportunities.
¨ Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
¨ Managing and budgeting, plan on budget spending and maintain waste elimination posture.
¨ Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful. Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
¨ Influence peers and subordinates in correct application of QA systems and procedures.
Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.