Skilled Quality Manager with 5 years of experience with quality assurance and quality control skills in the food industry. Successful in implementing food safety programs such as SQF, HACCP, Regulatory Affairs, GMP, Sanitation, Laboratory and Total Quality Management.
Serves as the facilities SQF practitioner.
Developed goals, policies, and strategic short and long term objectives for the Quality Department in support of the Company's Business Strategy.
Developed and ensured implementation of food safety and monitoring programs that met company and regulatory standards. Oversaw and monitored quality programs (i.e. HACCP, GMP, SQF, Positive Release, Pest Control, Sanitation programs, in-process sampling, lab technical validation program, hold and release and product disposition etc.)
Reviews all quality control test results and provide disposition of finished product to ensure customer specifications are met.
Developed, implemented and monitored ongoing execution of all product related testing, product holds pertaining to quality or food safety issues. Has direct authority and responsibility for final disposition determination and execution for finished product.
Effectively managed the Quality Department resources; developed programs to minimize waste and non-conformances to achieve targets.
Developed and executed Quality Improvement Plans to ensure quality objectives were achieved.
Trained and developed personnel in problem solving and quality related techniques; promoted a culture of teamwork.
Reported Quality performance trends to the Core Management Team and Quality Team including major issues which could affect business performance.
Realized internal customer requirements and developed Quality Department service initiatives.
Continually developed the Company Quality System and ensured the internal audit program was maintained.
Liaised with and supported all departments to achieve an overall business objective.
Set strategic direction of the quality department.
Oversaw and directed the quality system to achieve customer, specification and internal compliance.
Contributed to the companies Continuous Improvement Process to drive cost down.
Ensured all products manufactured met our customer requirements.
Managed the Corrective and Preventative Action systems.
Measured and lead the efforts to improve Cost of Poor Quality.
Established policies and procedures in the framework of the quality system.
Represented the Company with the licensing and accrediting bodies to facilitate and coordinate licensing and accreditation.
Lead and chaired Senior Management reviews of Quality Performance.
Reported food safety, quality and safety issues to management.
Supported, via budget allocation, food safety, quality and safety program development, maintenance and improvements.
Tracked production performances. Prepared reports and charts for improvement opportunity identification and problem solving on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Developed, managed and maintained QA department in order to attain the required objectives.
Selected, compensated, motivated, trained and disciplined personnel in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Developed, interpreted, implemented, reviewed and modified quality plans, programs, and standards to ensure understanding and effectiveness in quality control of standards and quality levels.
Analyzed operational data and work with established teams to develop action plans for improvement.
Conferred with engineering and manufacturing personnel to resolve problems of product, specifications, materials and production operations affecting quality.
Reviewed and/or approved manufacturing plans, material requisitions, purchase orders, customer submittals, repair procedures, specifications, rework procedures and other related matters.
Ensured quality through internal and external inspections of raw materials, in-process production operations and processes, finished product.
Planed and conducted audits throughout the company to ensure compliance with appropriate procedures in instruction, testing, receiving, inspection, and related areas.
Conducted and/or supervised studies to determine cause, effect and corrective actions required to remedy deviations from desirable standards of quality.
Conducted customer and supplier visitations, as required, to confer on specific quality problems, audits reviews, process validations, etc.
Ensured documentation and maintenance of records, policies and other data related to product quality.
Developed, initiated, and implemented new technology for Quality Assurance.
Krones Valve controller “KFS 5” FVC-Module Load Cell, 64,32 oz. bottle filler operator
First employee of new plant to be operator for state of the art filler machine.
Assisted with launch for first production line for new bottling plant, working together with Engineers, Technicians, mechanics, and employees.
Trained all future filler operators.
Total Quality Management Skills
SQF Certification Skills
Food Safety Skills
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