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Manager, Quality Assurance

Company: BlueTriton Brands
Location: Breinigsville
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

BlueTriton is a leading provider of spring and purified water products - the name behind your favorite bottled water brands. We are proud to offer an extensive portfolio of highly recognizable, responsibly sourced, and sustainably packaged spring water in addition to other quality products and services. Get ready to quench your thirst with exciting possibilities when you join BlueTriton for a fiercely good career doing work that matters.

Water might seem simple enough, but there is a lot going on beneath the surface. Working in a factory or warehouse requires rolling up your sleeves to get things done and the tenacity to go the extra mile again and again. We believe the rewards are worth the effort: a business you help shape, a supportive team you learn from, and the chance to have a sustainable impact in which you can truly be proud.



Job Description


We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to join our team in our Breinigsville (Allentown), PA facility. -



Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

- Serve as the lead within the plant for Company Quality initiatives including the implementation of the BlueTriton Brands Quality Management System.

- Serves as Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Team Leader.

- Partner cross functionally with the Planning, Production, Maintenance, and Warehouse teams to maximize results.

- Prepare for all Company Quality Audits, FSSC (Food Safety System Certification), IBWA, FDA, Dept of Agriculture, Military, and Kosher.

- Oversee fully functioning micro lab and ensure compliance testing and reporting requirements are met for state and FDA regulations.

- Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities are maintained according to company requirements.

- Track, analyze, and lead initiatives for all quality and customer complaint issues within the plant.

- Serve as primary plant liaison with the Customer Service Center, Consumer Affairs regarding quality and complaint issues.

- Prepare and maintain permitting and licensing for the plant.

- Manage budgeting, purchasing and inventory of plant operating supplies such as filters, chemicals and lab supplies.

- Coordinate activities and develop good relationships with key vendors.

- Monitor the performance and competencies of plant QA staff and provide leadership, coaching and development as needed.

- Lead the execution of cultural changes and activities needed to support continuous improvement initiatives.

- Develop initiatives to improve plant performance against BlueTriton quality measures and ensure plant compliance with company and regulatory standards.

- Provide day-to-day leadership to QA Department and act as the primary liaison to Corporate QA, Corporate and outside laboratories, and to external regulatory agencies (FDA, IBWA, EPA, etc.).

- May serve as plant representative for regional quality forums and initiatives.




Qualifications


Key qualifications include:

- Bachelor's degree in chemistry, microbiology or related field; Masters preferred.

- Ten or more years of QA experience with five or more years of QA management experience within consumer products, specifically beverage, food or other clean manufacturing

- PCQI (preventative controls qualified individual) certification preferred

- Prior microbiology laboratory management and manufacturing line inspection experience

- Knowledge of ISO an FSSC requirements and audits

- Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, HACCP, sanitation, and hygienic design

- Strong project management and computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint;

- ERP system and Quality system experience needed, SAP and Infinity preferred

- Proven leadership skills, coaching and developing leaders & employees

- Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and manage to/achieve metrics

- Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with frontline employees, peers, and executives

- Ability to drive positive change in both processes and systems and culture

- Strong internal and external customer focus with great follow-up

- Ability to provide afterhours support to a 24 X 7 operation for critical issues

- Self-directed with high integrity and the maturity commensurate with being an effective manager



BlueTriton Brands offers an extensive portfolio of highly recognizable, responsibly sourced and packaged spring water, purified water and water beverage brands that include Poland Spring -, Deer Park -, Ozarka -, Ice Mountain -, Zephyrhills -, Arrowhead -, Origin---, Saratoga -, AC+ION -, Pure Life -, B'EAU -, Splash Blast - and Splash Fizz -. - BlueTriton Brands also owns and operates ReadyRefresh -, a customizable water and beverage delivery service that has been certified as a CarbonNeutral - business. - - -

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, BlueTriton Brands and its affiliates in the United States and Canada employ over 7,000 employees. BlueTriton Brands manages resources for long-term sustainability and helps to safeguard more than 20,000 acres of watershed land. The Company has 28 production facilities across the United States, 13 of which are Alliance for Water Stewardship ("AWS") certified across 12 sites, with eight of the certified facilities being AWS Platinum, the highest-level certification.

BlueTriton Brands is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. BlueTriton Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at -

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Keywords: BlueTriton Brands, Allentown , Manager, Quality Assurance, Executive , Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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