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Feed Mil Management

Quality Manager  Dundee, IL  
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Feed Mil Management

Leading manufacturer of both human and animal nutrition and health products for over 60 years, has an excellent opportunity available for a Quality Manager in our Norfolk, NE facility.   Company is comprised of three business units that share a singular focus: to create specialty proteins designed to optimize health and nutrition.

  • You can expand your skill set in this role.
  • You will work with regulatory audits, budgeting, product testing, product formulation 
  • You will be a leader in the facility working with the Plant Manager to direct the team.
  • The lab has state of the art equipment
  • The company is financially stable and growing
  • You produce products that are part of the human food chain as well as pet products
  • The boss is looking for fresh ideas, you will be heard
  • Day shift opportunity
  • Excellent benefits package
Summary: The Quality Manager has the responsibility for overall product safety, quality and regulatory compliance for the manufacturing plant. 
Duties and Responsibilities include: 
  • Manage QA department to ensure the safety and quality of raw material and packaged products at the plant level.
  • Recruit, direct, coach, lead and supervise all QA personnel constantly raising the standard of performance. 
  • Drive culture change by leading as example with positive attitude and innovative thinking to contribute to the business strategy.
  • Assist in driving quality standards on the production floor.
  • Process test the ingredients and ensure that the specifications are met and adhered to by production personnel.
  • Monitor raw materials to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Assist operations with establishing procedures and supervising all product and process development and test runs, reporting all results.
  • Manage inventory of off-spec materials, including the scheduling and reworking of products as needed.
  • Maintain FDA compliance, SQF, HACCP and GMP programs.
  • Conduct internal, vendor and contract manufacturing audits as required.
  • Maintain Kosher and Halal certification program and manage ingredient verification process.
  • Ensure compliance with all company, state, federal and international safety and regulatory policies and practices as appropriate.
  • Remain current on matters relating to production methods, formulations, analytical techniques and federal regulations as they relate to the Company’s products. Make recommendations for improvement as necessary.
  • Coordinate pest control services.
  • Take personal responsibility to engage in plant and food safety practices to prevent hazards that cause foodborne illness or injury and provide a clean, safe work environment and quality products with applicable regulatory laws and SQF code.

Job Requirements


To be considered for this role:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Biology or related field preferred.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years previous manufacturing QA Management experience in a food grade manufacturing facility 
  • 4+ years of lab experience; strong knowledge of laboratory testing procedures and computer software applications.
  • In depth knowledge of quality programs such as:  HACCP, SQF & GMP
  • Expereinced with FDA compliance
  • Knowledgeable with Halal & Kosher processes
  • Experience recognizing problems, analyzing them, offering solutions and using logical thought processes when making decisions.
  • Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction to lab technicians, as well as other personnel.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and completeness, hands-on mind-set, effective time management, proactive disposition and be a flexible team player.
  • Self-motivated, proactive individual who will constantly seek improvement opportunities.
  • Confident problem solver with quick decision-making capability.


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