QA Manager

  • Location
    St Albans, Vermont
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing - Manufacturing / Plant

Quality Assurance Manager – Northern VT

Our client, a leader in the food manufacturing industry, is searching for an experienced QA Manager for their Northern Vermont plant. This is a great opportunity to join an international company with a very competitive compensation and benefits package. If you have experience managing a Quality Assurance Department within a food manufacturing facility this could be your next and last career move!

Job Summary
The Quality Manager will provide auditing support for compliance to quality management systems (QMS) implementation and British Retail Consortium (BRC) food safety standard requirements. This person will provide site guidance, support and direction to ensure industry standard food safety systems are implemented and effective. The Quality Assurance Manager will provide customer support for specific product complaints.

Essential Functions

Oversee the implementation and sustainability of quality management systems and food safety systems at the facility.
Oversee support and guidance for obtaining QMS / BRC compliance.
Oversee the implementation and sustainability of corrective action associated with all gaps identified in the internal and external audits.
Ensure government and company minimum requirements and policies are respected.
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
Provide support to correct key customer complaints.
Provide support for any food safety incident.
Provide coordination of facility inspections/audits aimed at ensuring compliance to BC minimum requirements and continual improvement.
Support 1+ and Quality Culture, Continuous Improvement processes
Liaise with R&D, production and sales team to assist with effective and efficient new and transferred product execution
Establish and document sanitation procedures and employee compliance.
Oversee laboratory equipment and QC material supply inventories.

Job Qualifications
The quality manager will have a solid knowledge of food safety systems to include HACCP, QMS / BRC requirements and a technical knowledge of food safety regulatory requirements. The quality systems manager must be able to work independently, work well under pressure, be proactive, and handle multiple products simultaneously.


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Food Science or equivalent or engineering degree
A minimum of 7 years’ experience in food safety to include formal training in HACCP.
Formal training in Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food safety standards - British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Formal certification in quality management system auditing (ASQ certification in auditing a plus).
Sound understanding of food safety regulations.
Strong written & verbal communication skills, analytical ability, leadership strengths and ability to work effectively with a team are required.
Extensive knowledge of HACCP, GMP, Pathogen Environmental Monitoring and Facility/Equipment Design
Excellent communication skills (presentation, report writing)
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to drive projects to completion
Ability to adhere to GMPs and all other food safety requirements.

If you're a QA Manager within food manufacturing and are interested in learning more please click APPLY NOW or send your resume directly to Craig MacDonald at

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