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Quality Assurance Manager at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative. While benefits can vary by location and role, some offer the following. Please speak with your local HR Representative regarding benefit eligibility.

• Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D; short- and long-term disability insurance
• Retirement savings plan and profit-sharing plan, both with company match
• Paid time off and paid holidays, plus paid benefits for maternity and parental leaves

Quality Assurance Manager

Sr. Quality Assurance Managerprovides leadership and guidance in plant level Quality Assurance to ensure compliance with Dairy Foods quality systems for Carlisle, PA to protect our consumers, our customers, and ultimately build our brands.

Adherence to these quality systems ensures compliance to all regulatory requirements. Directs and facilitates the training and education of Carlisle, PA manufacturing plant employees with respect to the quality and food safety expectations in the Land O' Lakes Quality Management System (QMS).


  • Provide direction and staffing for the producer testing, in-process, finished product and laboratory operations.

  • This individual will provide administrative and managerial responsibilities related to the QA function. This includes budgeting/capitalization of the department and providing career development counsel to direct reports and other QA professionals.

  • Provide technical support to plant management regarding process/product improvements including key financial input regarding butterfat and solids yields.

  • Develops and implements a plant manufacturing assessment process that accurately measures the execution of the Land O' Lakes QMS.

  • Develop programs and monitoring systems with site sanitarian to effectively manage the sanitation practices within the plant.

  • Responsible for outside service/vendor compliance of all Quality Policies, ensuring HALAL and Kosher compliance in the Carlisle facility and GMPs.

Experience-Education (Required):

  • This individual will have a BS/BA degree in Food Science or related technical field with proven leadership skills and experience managing people including employee development.

  • The individual should have minimum of ten (10) years' experience in quality assurance, operations, and regulatory responsibilities.

  • Experience will include the development and implementation of quality assurance programs for high-risk products such as ready-to-eat foods, dairy, cooked meats, etc.

  • Proven experience in the highly regulated environments of IMS & USDA

  • Proficient with the concepts of hazard analysis, risk assessments, and system/process applications.

  • Knowledgeable in quality management techniques of root cause analysis, FME and preventative quality.

  • Experience working in a 24/7 operations.

Competencies-Skills (Required):

  • Excellent organizational, communications, interpersonal and team interaction skills.

  • Highly motivated, self-directed and a self-starter

  • Knowledge of Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), state and federal regulations.

  • Experience and career history with "Fortune 500" type companies strongly desired.

Note:This role requires occasional off shift hours, weekends, and holidays.

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

Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

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