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Operations Quality Manager

Land O'Lakes Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Spencer, WV posted April 30, 2021.

Opened Recently This job is available in 2 locations Category Manufacturing & Quality Assurance Posted Date 04/19/2021 Job Id R-15660

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world.

Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.

You’ll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.
Operations Quality Manager
The Operations Quality Manager for our Winfield United and Omnium Manufacturing Operations provides leadership and guidance to plant level Quality Assurance and ensure compliance with quality systems for the Winfield United Business teams and Omnium manufacturing.

Monitor and support adherence to quality, product safety and regulatory requirements.

Primary contacts for all Winfield United proprietary product complaints.

Work collaboratively as a key Business support role
– bridging the manufacturing operations with commercial needs through partnership with R&D, Sales, Procurement, ASC, Marketing and the Supply Chain.

Product Safety :

Ensure safe product design working with R&D, procurement Marketing and supply chain.

Support new ingredient review/approvals for consistent brand safety and quality.

Assure accurate specifications.

Identify, manage, and resolve significant product safety issues
– develop and lead corrective action plan.

Coordinate quality customer complaints, stock holds and recalls.

Provide the ongoing system review as product reformulations, new product locations, and systems are introduced.

Product Quality:

Assists in the development and implementation of the Land O’Lakes EQMS.

This position is key in identifying best practices processes and benchmarks applicable to our business (Winfield United/ Omnium). 

Directs and facilitates the training and education of supply chain employees with respect to the quality and quality expectations in the Land O’Lakes EQMS.

Coordinate with Regional QA and supplying plants in driving complaint reduction efforts.

Support implementation of quality measurement and methodology assurance systems . 

Track KPI/ Quality metrics.

Support technical community by identifying and addressing potential quality issues.

Provide problem solving leadership to improve process capabilities and product quality.

Plant Support:

Work with Regional QA and SQA to establish and manage quality manage programs.

Assist company owned plants and purchasing in resolving issues.

Monitor finished product, plant ingredient & packaging complaints and take action to resolve issues as appropriate.

Supply Chain:

Provide customer focused product quality requirements (for LOL QMS) and support for manufacturing and warehouse locations.

Drives a cross-functional team (with Marketing, Sourcing, Safety, R&D, Safety, Quality, ASC’s/ Operations Strategy and Operations) to discuss WFU quality initiatives, events and corrective actions.

Together with R&D ensure that timely and accurate specs are available.

Provide quality leadership on plant tests, working with Regional QA/ SQA.

Provide leadership on exception decisions as they relate to product quality and product safety.

Manage Product Safety, Quality & Regulatory risk of Ingredient, Finished Product & Packaging across the Winfield United business:

Proactively manage significant and emerging Quality, Product Safety & Regulatory issues, elevating up the organization as appropriate.

Implement LOL QA Requirements at Finished products, Ingredient & Packaging supplier locations.

Develop & Execute an Audit Plan to ensure suppliers are meeting our requirements.

Manage audit corrective action & preventative action.

Manage auditing on our behalf where appropriate.

Assist in the development and implementation of the Enterprise SQA program.

Review information provided by supplier producing locations for adequacy.

Maintain audit reports and the database in a timely manner.

Support, Discuss, Build and Deliver proactive training and development programs to support performance, product safety and quality improvement initiated.

Required Experience and Education:

BS in Ag/Food/Dairy Science or related field.

Minimum 7 years of progressive quality assurance experience in Crop Inputs, Ag Chemicals or related operations. 

Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements (EPA, State), product safety, GMP and preventative quality systems required. 

Knowledge of trace/recall, critical process measurement, hazard analysis, product design/specifications and systems approach.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to teach, coach and implement Quality Programs are essential.

Demonstrated ability to lead and drive change required, strong analytical problem solving/root cause analysis skills are essential.

Must be able to effectively communicate at the plant and corporate level via oral and written reports.

Travel: 40%
– National

Wage Salary Range:

Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential.

The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other companies sponsored benefits. 

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.

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.

Land O’Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any and all users.

If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

If You Need Assistance
For help with website accessibility or the application process, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.
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About Land O’Lakes
Be Yourself Our culture values a diversity of voices and always bringing your best self to work.

Top-Rated Workplace Indeed has named us a Top-50 Workplace and Forbes has placed us on its Best Employers List.

Powerful Benefits Benefits include generous health and dental converage and a 401(k) match to build your future.

As a co-op dedicated to working for the common good, Land O’Lakes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. 

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