Quality Assurance Manager

Quality assurance managers are a leadership management role responsible for the policy, strategy and testing methodology to meet quality and food safety regulations. They develop, implement and maintain the organization’s quality management systems and ensure continuing compliance to relevant quality standards. Additionally, they coordinate the quality departments across an organization.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Be knowledgeable of all state and federal regulations and company policies for the product being produced
  • Develop a roadmap for implementation of quality policies and controls
  • Ensure that all quality control aspects of products are being followed
  • Assist in setting quality standards
  • Ensure that production is maintained at set standards
  • Implement the organization’s quality management systems
  • Ensure continuing compliance to standards
  • Maintain the corporate quality manual and quality records
  • Review and report the principle causes of quality loss and nonconformance
  • Ensure all documentation is correctly completed, formatted and sorted
  • Manage and coordinate training programs for employees
  • Work with other upper leadership positions to drive improvements in manufacturing
  • Manage the quality assurance budget plans
  • Determine which set of quality standards are best applied for the company‚Äôs products
  • Assist other departments in new product development and sourcing
  • Arrange, coordinate and participate in internal and external quality audits
  • Take the lead on executing various initiatives to improve the quality and safety of company processes and products

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • business
  • mathematics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • computer skills

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, food science, animal science, poultry science, chemistry or a related field is required. For higher-level leadership positions, experience working as a quality assurance technician for two to five years is typically required.

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