Buffalo Creek Mills
Position: Quality Assurance Manager
Reporting to: CEO, Ryan Penner
Based at: Buffalo Creek Mills, Altona, MB
Buffalo Creek Mills was born from the desire to make a positive impact within the community of Altona and to serve the producers and our customers. By repurposing a facility abandoned during the 2008 financial collapse, we are building back into the community. Buffalo Creek Mills is a growing oat processing facility looking to expand our team. We value individuals with energy that look to help create a positive workplace and long-term relationships with all our stakeholders. We are currently accepting applications for a Quality Assurance Manager. This position is part of a team that works hands on to support the safe and efficient operation of an oat processing plant that serves the human edible, pet food, and bird food markets.
The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, management, and continuous improvement of the quality control processes and food safety program.
o Develop and implement a corporate Quality Management System.
o Manage the product hold and release program and take appropriate action when any product fails to meet required specifications.
o Supervise the Quality Assurance Technician(s) and provide direction, development, and regular coaching and support to ensure all required documentation and inspection of the raw materials and finished products are complete and accurate.
o Promote a culture of continuous improvement and empowerment for our employees to focus on the customer and apply rigorous process controls and preventive action.
o Interact with production personnel to ensure in-process quality requirements are met.
o Develop, implement and perform internal training programs for the quality assurance programs.
o Document control of all changes to all documents related to quality assurance records and procedures.
o Coordinate and perform quality assurance auditing and mock recall programs.
o Maintain Organic, Kosher and other customer certifications.
o Investigate customer claims and manage non-conformance reports.
o Maintain an understanding of all certifying agency standards that are applicable to the company’s products and processes.
o Manage the corrective and preventive action system.
o Ensure employees and visitors compliance with company policies and procedures and keep accurate records for traceability.
o Carry out other related duties as assigned.
o University degree or college diploma preferably in Food Science or a related discipline.
o Demonstrated leadership ability.
o Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
o Superior communication skills.
o Proven ability to motivate and manage others.
o Strong facilitation, problem solving and teamwork skills.
o Familiarity with British Retail Consortium (BRC) requirements.
o 5 years food safety related experience in areas of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles and programs.
o Full time, Monday through Friday.
o Projected start date of October 2020.
Salary and Benefits:
o Salary is negotiable based on knowledge and experience.
o Competitive benefits package and group retirement savings plan is offered.
Job type: Full-time