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Sr. Quality Manager- Contract Manufacturing

Company: Boston Beer Company
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


We are The Boston Beer Company. We brew the best beer. We hire the best people.

We are always eager to find competitive, motivated, hardworking people who love beer and want to join our team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes?

We are currently hiring aSr. Quality Manager - Contract Manufacturing inBreinigsville, PA.

The Sr. Quality Manager - Contract Manufacturing leads the Quality and Food Safety process for our Contract Manufacturing Team. Contract manufacturers include co-manufacturing, co-packing, warehousing and distribution centers. Primary responsibilities include partnering with our Contract Manufacturers to ensure the requirements of BBC's Contract Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality standards are met. Other responsibilities include evaluation, auditing and approval of new contract manufacturers; maintenance of existing relationships and quality performance; development and management of quality performance metrics, prevention and resolution of quality non-conformances. We are seeking a Quality Professional who has demonstrated success managing a fast changing, complex contract manufacturing system. This role requires the ability and skills to work collaboratively internally and externally and across all Supply Chain functions. This position is an integral part of the Boston Beer Quality and Contract Manufacturing Teams.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead the Quality and Food Safety program for all co-manufacturing, co-packing, external warehousing and distribution centers for Boston Beer production primarily in North America.
  • Partner and collaborate with our potential and existing Contract Manufacturers to meet the requirements of BBC's Contract Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Standards.
  • Lead improvement of the Quality and Food Safety programs of our co-manufacturers.
  • Mature and improve the quality and food safety pillar of the contract manufacturing team.
  • Develop and maintain standards, protocols and processes across contract manufacturers to ensure consistent product across all co-manufacturers.
  • Perform periodic evaluations, including on-site inspections and audits, of Food Safety and Quality plans and performance of potential new co-manufacturers.
  • Review batching and packaging quality records for compliance to TTB regulations and quality standards.
  • Develop and execute qualification plans for new equipment and processes.
  • Prioritize, work, organize and coordinate projects and trials across all Supply Chain functions both internally and externally to ensure the development of safe high quality, processes and product.
  • Develop and maintain contract manufacturer quality performance metrics (KPI's), quality agreements, including periodic reporting of corrections and improvements.
  • Partner with the legal department to provide input to and review contracts to ensure clear food safety and quality expectations are established with all contract manufacturers.
  • Coordinate contract manufacturer process and quality related communication and feedback, including facilitating escalation of nonconforming material or product when appropriate.
  • Develop, implement and facilitate a standard structured problem-solving process including periodic reviews, verification, validation and closure.
  • Lead improvements in partners Food Safety and Quality Management processes and systems
  • Make disposition decisions of non-conforming materials and product.
  • Conduct audits to verify BBC standards are met and initiate quality and food safety improvements.
  • Facilitate cross functional troubleshooting and issue resolution while assuring BBC standards for process and product are maintained.
  • Support implementation of new product introduction at co-manufacturers and ensure quality standards are met.
  • Perform sensory evaluations.

What We're Looking For:

  • BS or BA in Science or Engineering; Food Science preferred
  • HACCP certification
  • PCQI certification
  • MBA a plus
  • 10 years of experience in Quality and Food Safety food or beverage manufacturing
  • Experience and working knowledge of FDA regulations and FSMA
  • Experience in development and implementation of Food Safety Plans and Quality Systems
  • HACCP certification, PCQI certification
  • Experience managing Quality for multiple locations
  • Working knowledge of SPC and manufacturing applications
  • Extensive experience in auditing; Auditing Certification preferred
  • Experience in leading or facilitating structured problems solving teams
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Independent, self-motivated individual capable of leading a remote team
  • Experience leading a Quality Team in food or beverage manufacturing
  • Experience in Supplier Quality Management and or Contract Manufacturing
  • Strong collaboration skills and experience negotiating with external partners
  • Ability to work effectively in a in a matrixed organization
  • Experience in Supply Chain functions other than Quality
  • Proven successes in building and maintaining relationships with multiple suppliers / customers / locations

Some Perks:

Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there's the free beer too!

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact (see application details) for assistance.

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