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Director of Quality in Oakland, CA at Lucas Group

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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Director of Quality



Bay Area, CA

The Lucas Group Search firm has partnered with an international, well diversified food company to find an experienced Director of Quality Assurance.  This is an excellent professional growth opportunity for a candidate who wants the feel of a small company with the support of a large organization.   This position is responsible for implementing a corporate quality assurance system that positively impacts customer statisfation and the financial performance of the organization.



Education Requirements:

BS / BA in Manufacturing Engineering or Biological Sciences. Master Degree preferred.



Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years experience in QA systems implementation and management with 5 years as a CQE/CQM in a medium size food manufacturing environment, preferably in the dietary/nutritional supplement industry.
  • Must have natural channel experience including non-GMO and gluten free certification. Understanding of Prop 65 requirement.
  • Extensive knowledge of FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices and the Code of Federal Regulations as applicable for dietary supplements.
  • Experience in designing and implementing quality systems.
  • Extensive working knowledge of HACCP.


Responsibilities:

  • Continue development, implementation, manage and integrate a QMS for manufacturing plants.
  • Serve as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Manage quality control personnel on a day-to-day basis.
  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Design, implement and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  • Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
  • Perform root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective action and process improvements.
  • Establish collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.
  • Analyze customers’ product specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and responsibility.
  • Develop quality planning methods for all product lines.
  • Develop process certification standards and assist in process certification.
  • Monitor vendor performance and establish criteria and rating system for critical vendors.
  • Review customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.
  • Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel.
  • Oversee calibration and testing programs.
  • Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
  • Review suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements.
  • Participate in internal and external quality audits.
  • Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective correction action is implemented.


Work Hours:

  • Must be available for extensive travel, up to 50%.


Education Requirements:

BS / BA in Manufacturing Engineering or Biological Sciences. Master Degree preferred.



Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years experience in QA systems implementation and management with 5 years as a CQE/CQM in a medium size food manufacturing environment, preferably in the dietary/nutritional supplement industry.
  • Must have natural channel experience including non-GMO and gluten free certification. Understanding of Prop 65 requirement.
  • Extensive knowledge of FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices and the Code of Federal Regulations as applicable for dietary supplements.
  • Experience in designing and implementing quality systems.
  • Extensive working knowledge of HACCP.


Responsibilities:

  • Continue development, implementation, manage and integrate a QMS for manufacturing plants.
  • Serve as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Manage quality control personnel on a day-to-day basis.
  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Design, implement and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  • Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
  • Perform root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective action and process improvements.
  • Establish collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.
  • Analyze customers’ product specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and responsibility.
  • Develop quality planning methods for all product lines.
  • Develop process certification standards and assist in process certification.
  • Monitor vendor performance and establish criteria and rating system for critical vendors.
  • Review customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.
  • Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel.
  • Oversee calibration and testing programs.
  • Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
  • Review suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements.
  • Participate in internal and external quality audits.
  • Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective correction action is implemented.


Work Hours:

  • Must be available for extensive travel, up to 50%.


Date Posted: May 11, 2018

Valid until June 11, 2018

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