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Manager, Quality Assurance

Company: BlueTriton Brands
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

As the nation's leading bottled water company, BlueTriton Brands is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.Choose a career in Supply Chain and Technical & Production and you'll be part of our logistics backbone - and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of BlueTriton Brands offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our Supply Chain factories spread across the nation.**Job Description**We are currently seeking a **Quality Manager** to work between our two facilities in Houston, TX (South Houston near NRG & Pasadena near NASA). This position will report to the Factory Manager.**Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:** Serve as the Leader within the plant for Company Quality initiatives, including the implementation of Quality Management System Serves as Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Team Leader to ensure the training of Food Safety Team Members, ensure that the FSMS is established, implemented, maintained, and updated and reports to the Factory & Market Quality Managers on FSMS effectiveness & suitability Prepare for all Company Quality Audits, ISO audits and respond to issues Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities Track, analyze, and lead initiatives for all quality and customer complaint issues within the plant Serve as primary plant liaison with the Customer Service Center, Consumer Affairs and with consumers for quality and complaint issues Prepare and maintain permitting and licensing for the plant Manage budgeting, purchasing and inventory of plant operating supplies such as filters, chemicals and lab supplies Coordinate activities and develop good relationship with key vendors Monitor the performance and competencies of plant QA staff and provide leadership, coaching and development as needed Lead the execution of cultural changes and activities needed to support Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) and the pursuit of TPM Develop initiatives to improve plant performance against Nestle quality measures and ensure plant compliance with company and regulatory standards Provide day-to-day leadership to QA Department and act as the primary liaison to Corporate QA, Corporate and outside laboratories, and to external regulatory agencies (FDA, IBWA, EPA, etc.). May serve as plant representative for regional quality forums and initiatives**Qualifications****Key Qualifications Include:** Bachelor's degree in chemistry, microbiology or related field, Masters preferred Ten or more years of QA experience with five or more years of QA management experience within consumer products, specifically beverage, food or other clean manufacturing Prior microbiology laboratory management and manufacturing line inspection experience Knowledge of ISO requirements and audits Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, HACCP, sanitation, and hygienic design Strong project management and computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint; ERP system and Quality system experience needed, SAP and Infinity preferred Proven leadership skills, coaching and developing leaders & employees Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and manage to/achieve metrics Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with frontline employees, peers, and executives Ability to drive positive change in both processes and systems and culture Strong internal and external customer focus with great follow-up Ability to provide afterhours support to a 24 X 7 operation for critical issues Self-directed with high integrity and the maturity commensurate with being an effective managerBlueTriton Brands is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, and Pure Life. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at BlueTriton Brands?Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.BlueTriton Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Disabled/Veteran.

Keywords: BlueTriton Brands, Pasadena , Manager, Quality Assurance, Executive , Pasadena, Texas

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