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QA Manager - Portland, ME (Portland, ME, US)

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 by Kerry Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

Portland, ME 04101
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Requisition ID 7183
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality
Recruiter #LI-AR1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

Where you'll work

The Portland Maine site specializes in the manufacture of coffee extracts and has high visibility to large and important customers. Join this team as a Quality Manager at this ~ 50 employee manufacturing facility.

Key responsibilities

What you'll do

Do you love the hustle and bustle?

The Portland, Maine manufacturing facility is hopping and it is fast paced! We service many very critical customers out of this manufacturing facility and we want to keep them happy and show them our support.

Overall, you will be the rock star of Quality Assurance and responsible for all quality functions including food safety, sanitation efficiencies, customer service, and overall performance of the quality department. Provide leadership and direction in quality and food safety areas for all plant operations to achieve continuously improving results in the areas of quality, cost, service and safety. This is an opportunity to shine and have opportunities to grow your career in Portland or at one of our more than 50 manufacturing sites across N. America.

Can you communicate on the fly and make quick decisions?

At Kerry, you'll work in a fast-paced environment as the subject matter expert developing strategies in food safety, sanitation, customer service, and overall performance in quality.

You'll investigate and solve complex issues, make decisions quickly with little information, and train and mentor your team of 5. The work can be challenging at times, executing against the demands of this fast-paced high growth plant.

We need your confidence and expertise to develop the correct strategies, SPC programs and communicate effectively with customers. Demonstrate competencies in process capabilities and process performance to support our customers.

Do you enjoy working along side colleagues and partner with other divisions?

QA Manager requires working along cross-functional teams, leading and developing teams through communication, training and accountability.

Qualifications and skills

What you'll need

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an applicable field of study such as Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar Science/Engineering
  • 3+ years of quality experience in a food/beverage manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years of relevant GFSI standards experience such as SQF, BRC, IFS or FS 22000.
  • 3+ years of experience in Food Safety regulations, FSMA, and industry and market trends.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills and we prefer experience with LIMS, MAPIX, SAP

Portland, ME 04103

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Reference: 743623903