Manager, Quality Control
Smucker's - Suffolk, VA

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Key Responsibilities of the Manager, Quality Control are:
  • Serve as a member of the Plant Leadership Team as the Quality Pillar Leader.
  • Build skills and capabilities in Quality Key Element Owners.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement in the quality programs.
  • Serve as product & process technical expert with staff, crew and outside vendors.
  • Direct activities and develop skills of the Sensory Expert, Lab Supervisor, Lab Analyst and Lab Technicians.
  • Develop, maintain and implement HACCP plans for the plant.
  • Coordinate preparations for all internal or external quality audits.
  • Maintain sanitation procedures and programs.
  • Maintain a hold/release system for FG and RM holds.
  • Maintain the Suffolk formulation system with up-to-date revisions.
  • Evaluate FG inventory for overage product.
  • Develop and maintain quality documentation for the plant.
  • Coordinate outside testing of Raw Materials.
  • Oversee Product Development department activities
  • Liaison between Marketing, Production and Product Development

The Selection Critieria for the Manager, Quality Control is as follows:

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree required - Preference in Food Science, Microbiology or Bacteriology

Experience:
  • Minimum 2-4 years operations experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must possess good leadership skills
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented
  • Food Science or prior QC experience required
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Must possess excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions under pressure
  • Potential for future growth