Quality Assurance Manager - Purina Animal Nutrition at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Saint Joseph, Missouri

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:


  • Competitive compensation and rewards

  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family

  • Powerful savings programs

  • Training and career progression

Quality Assurance Manager - Purina Animal Nutrition

We are immediately hiring a QA Manager for our Purina Animal Nutrition manufacturing facility!

Benefits info:

As a full-time employee, you will receive a wide range of benefits for you and your dependents:


  • 3 medical plan choices including HSA plan options

  • Vision & dental plan

  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, parental leave, caregiver leave and emergency leave

  • 401(k) plan with company match and additional automatic contribution regardless of participation

  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness program focused on Physical, Financial and Emotional Health with opportunity for cash incentives

Position Purpose:

This position gives you the opportunity to lead our quality programs. You will ensure safe animal feed is produced in a manufacturing environment. You will report to the Plant Manager and you will have a QA Tech and one to two Housekeepers reporting to you.

Our QA practices are housed in our QMS (Quality Management System). Following these practices, you will be able to implement new policies as regulations change as well as maintain existing practices.

You will also interact with the production staff, providing coaching and training on quality standards, HACCP, and other regulatory initiatives. You will also lead continuous improvement projects and also provide root cause analysis and corrective actions to resolve issues.

Experience-Education (Required):

Bachelor's degree in Feed Science or related field. 2+ years of progressive experience in quality assurance in feed, food or related fields of operation.

Competencies-Skills (Required):

Knowledge of regulatory requirements to include HACCP, GMP's.

Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation
Possess integrity in products, processes, and relationships.

Strong communication/interpersonal/training/coaching skills

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Analytical problem solving/root cause analysis .

Ability to be insightful and act strategically and also tactically.

Ability to handle customer complaints.

Experience-Education (Preferred):

5+ years working a QA role within a full line lifestyle feed plant. Previous supervisory / regulatory experience. Advanced degree in feed science or other related field.

Competencies-Skills (Preferred):

Knowledge of FDA and other applicable regulatory agencies SOP's.

Imagine what you can do at Land O'Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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