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Quality Manager

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Tracy
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Within our Tracy, CA manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Quality Manager to lead our Plant Quality Execution team and continue moving our organization to even larger levels of people development, food safety, and product quality. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate. At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $125,000 and $154,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 15%.
Leads Production Management in troubleshooting plant quality execution deficiencies, working with technical resources (Technical Services, Quality Assurance, R&D and Product Development) and plant management resources to identify root cause and eliminate recurring quality problems.
Manages the Quality Department to ensure the production of consistently wholesome, high-quality products that meet or exceed Customer and Regulatory requirements.
Ensures quality specifications (food safety, product quality), financial efficiencies, and department safety targets are met or exceeded and investigates ways to improve upon all of these measurements.
Provides leadership to department supervisors and employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup.
Responsible for training new team members in food safety, personal safety, GMPs, SQF requirements, CCPs, and sanitation requirements.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in food technology, food science, dairy science, microbiology, or chemistry or related field or similar work experience in related industry
12+ years of quality experience in food manufacturing
5+ years of progressive leadership experience
Knowledge of quality methods and techniques - including the HACCP concept of food safety, quality assurance standards, food laboratory testing methods and operations, and statistical process control techniques
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
Technical background in food technology, food science, dairy science, microbiology, or chemistry; related undergraduate or graduate degree
Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience
Direct leadership experience over supervisors
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies:
Technical knowledge of cheese making process and equipment
Technical knowledge of microbiology and sanitation practices
Knowledge of safety and sanitary design principles
Strong project and organizational management skills
High level of people management skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Ability to develop and influence others
Strong planning/time management skills and balancing of resources
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Physical/Mental Requirements and Work Environment:
Works in both the plant production environment which requires walking, climbing, standing and in an office environment which requires standing and sitting. This position is expected to spend time out on the production floor observing operations and interacting with employees.
May be required to occasionally independently move and handle objects up to 25 pounds.
The following mental activities are necessary to perform the essential functions of this job:
comparing, calculating, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, negotiating, verbally communicating, written communication, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
Offering You In Return:
A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
Our Story:
Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?
Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at https://www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Stockton

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