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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Flagstone Foods
Dothan, AL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
 
 

Flagstone Foods:

Company Overview: Flagstone Foods is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of private label healthy snacks in North America, holding the leading market position in the nut, trail mix and dried fruit categories. Our 900+ employees are in the Minneapolis headquarters and plants in Robersonville, North Carolina, El Paso, Texas, and Dothan, Alabama. These facilities source, process, package and distribute nuts, trail mixes and other wholesome snacks to premier retail customers across the country. 

Background: In August 2019, Atlas Holdings purchased Flagstone Foods, reestablishing the organization as a standalone business. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut and founded in 2002, Atlas and its affiliates own and operate 20 platform companies which employ more than 18,000 associates at more than 150 facilities worldwide. Atlas has a long and distinguished record of strengthening and growing companies, investing both the human and financial capital needed to create long-term, sustainable value. 

POSITION:            Supervisor, Quality Assurance 

REPORTS TO:      Senior Manager, Quality Assurance 

Position Summary:    

As a Quality Assurance Supervisor, this individual will assist in developing and maintaining all programs and procedures related to food safety and quality. Provide leadership and guidance to production plant employees regarding quality control, food safety, sanitation, and facility programs. 

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who is highly motivated and will thrive on the kinds of opportunities and challenges that come with working in a fast-paced, high SKU, multi-channel CPG business!

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee food safety, quality standards and legality of products manufactured in the facility, support compliance to plant quality and food safety systems, pest control, sanitation, environmental policy, corrective action policy, etc.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining all programs and procedures related to food safety and quality.
  • Direct Quality Assurance department and inspection operations on all shifts for received, in-process, and finished product quality and food safety.
  • Provide daily supervision of QA Technicians regarding training and development in proper procedures, standards, and handling of employee relations, including establishment of measurable goals and input on performance reviews.
  • Train, develop, and mentor QA Technicians regarding food safety, quality, and legality.
  • Manage shift planning/scheduling and work assignments for Quality Assurance department positions.
  • Direct the inspection of incoming ingredients including random sampling of products, the physical condition of ingredients and packaging, fat and moisture content, and compliance with ingredient specifications.
  • Ensure out-of-specification products, materials, and ingredients are put on hold, investigations conducted, disposition determined, and issues resolved.
  • Function as technical liaison for Quality Assurance department in the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager: externally with customers and vendors; internally with production, R&D, marketing, and procurement for all quality processes.
  • Initiate quality complaint investigations; verify corrective action completion and continued conformance.
  • Support facility during inspections, customer audits, and other interactions with regulatory agencies/customers.
  • Support facility with required certifications.
  • Participate in new product development and commercialization.
  • Oversee label and packaging proofing and verification program to ensure correct labels are applied during manufacturing.
  • Lead/train and participate in internal audits and mock recalls while ensuring compliance to internal quality policies and applicable local regulations through the audits, observations, process reviews, and development of corrective actions with management.
  • Inspect work areas for safety hazards, observe employees safe work habits, and take corrective action as necessary; fill out accident investigation reports and attend safety meetings, as appropriate; communicate and follow up to meet safety goals.
  • Participate in training programs as needed (e.g., cGMP, HACCP, Safety).
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related degree preferred; HACCP certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive and demonstrated quality assurance and food safety management leadership experience in the food industry or manufacturing industry.
  • Strong computer skills including experience with ERP systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent skills in the areas of teamwork, decision making, relationship building, coaching, and motivating.
  • Ability to solve complex problems with attention to detail and the ability to think critically. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in the areas of teamwork, motivation, decision making, relationship building, and coaching.
  • Ability to organize, manage multiple priorities, and maintain high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described within the Job Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may modify, change, or add to the duties of this description at any time without notice. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Communicate with others both verbally and in writing. 
  • Be independently mobile. In Plant minimum of 50% of the day.
  • Use a computer and keyboard.
  • Working in a Production Plant environment where food safety and PPE is required.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds intermittently.

 FLSA Designation: This position is salaried exempt position that is not eligible for overtime.

Work Location: Dothan, AL  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

 

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Dothan, AL
36303 USA

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