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Quality Manager

Location: Arbuckle
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details


Job Location
Adams Vegetable Oils inc - Arbuckle Mill location - Arbuckle, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
High School

Salary Range
$100,000.00 - $125,000.00

Travel Percentage

Job Shift

Job Category

Adams Vegetable Oils Inc. (AVO) is a leading provider of specialty vegetable oils, supplying both domestic and international customers in a wide range of markets.

The company is currently seeking qualified candidates for Quality Manager at its oil refining plant, located in Arbuckle California (approximately 40 mi. North of Sacramento).

Food Safety Policy:

Adams Group is committed to producing and distributing high quality products through adherence to industry and regulatory standards. As an Adams Group employee, you will be trained on our food safety policies and will be held accountable to adhering to them. You will be encouraged and required to notify supervision about actual or potential food safety issues. Everyone at Adams is involved in delivering safe food - within your scope of work you will be empowered to act to resolve food safety issues.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The Quality Manager reports directly to the Adams Group Quality and Food Safety (QFS) Director. The Quality Manager is responsible for QFS programs at Adams Vegetable Oils, with growth opportunity to manage equivalent programs at other Adams Group entities.

Adams Vegetable Oils has a growing number of specialty products which require nuanced, detailed QFS program management. The Quality Manager should be excited by the dynamic nature of a growing product portfolio with an eagerness to learn about new products and markets.

The Quality Manager will develop an intimate knowledge of all production line and laboratory processes, and be a true Quality Expert for all products offered by Adams Vegetable Oils. This knowledge helps the Quality Manager successfully collaborate with the Plant Manager, Lab Manager, Safety Director, and other company personnel to accomplish the companys goals in regard to product quality and customer satisfaction.

  • Collaborate with QFS Director to set corporate direction for quality systems and implement process improvements, as needed.
  • Implement, maintain, and update QFS programs including but not limited to
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Annual Monitoring of Product Quality
    • Shelf Life
    • Allergen
    • Food Defense
    • GMP
    • Risk Assessments
    • Organic
    • Non-GMO
    • Kosher, Halal, RSPO
    • Micro program including process water & equipment sanitation
    • Regularly audits QFS programs for continuous improvement
    • Leads customer, regulatory, and supplier audits in collaboration with QFS Director
    • Assists in developing and delivering educational materials for team member training in relation to QFS programs or corrective actions
    • First point of contact for product quality incidents.
      • Investigates and real-time problem solves incidents & losses both independently and in collaboration with other departments such as operations, customer service, and production planning
      • Monthly review of incidents, analyze trends, compile findings for publication to management, operations, and sales team members
      • Provides QFS focused guidance when collaborating with other departments on various projects, including developing SOPs in collaboration with operations, lab, production planning, customer service, or other departments.
      • Manages customer-facing QFS Documentation such as Product Data Sheets
        • Audits for accuracy and updates when applicable
        • Responsible for Specification Management across different commodities and products with the goal of streamlining specifications for operations while satisfying customer concerns and requirements.
          • Creates and updates inventory items in ERP
          • Supports R&D efforts by developing and managing testing regimes for new or changed product quality; successfully accumulates meaningful data, analyzes, and reports results to management
          • Presents technical knowledge regarding QFS items to customers to support Operations and Sales teams when needed
          • Promptly informs management of known or anticipated problems
          • Exercises tact and discretion in interpersonal contacts; respects confidentiality of privileged information particularly with developing products
          • Demonstrates commitment to continued personal and professional growth

            • Bachelors degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related field
            • Experience in food production, especially Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher and Halal requirements
            • Experience managing 1+ direct reports
            • Excellent grasp of Microsoft Office programs and ERP/MRP systems, typing and report writing skills
            • Excellent time management and communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills
            • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
            • Sense of urgency & ability to meet deadlines
            • Self-directed and able to independently execute job requirements
            • Legally authorized to work in the United States
            • Must be proficient in reading, speaking and writing in English for the purpose of record keeping, safety and quality training processes.
            • Willing to work in any of our operating locations (Arbuckle and Woodland)
            • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
            • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
            • Please be aware that Adams Vegetable Oils, Inc. requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of a vaccination. Adams Vegetable Oils, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Keywords: ADAMS GROUP INC MASTER, Napa , Quality Manager, Executive , Arbuckle, California

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