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SR QA Manager

Requisition ID 48420
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

Where you will work?

Our Rothschild, WI location is part of our Applied Health & Nutrition Division and specializes in lactose ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry. Relocation support is available.

What would you do?

The Sr QA Manager is responsible for ensuring that all Quality activities (including Quality Assurance, Quality Control, & Sanitation) and factory systems, processes, manufactured products & documentation comply with the relevant Company, Customer, and Regulatory requirements and achieve plant objectives.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of QA and QC leaders & professionals to ensure that products are manufactured according to requirements and that facility practices are established & maintained in compliance with relevant requirements.
  • Endorse and champion Quality & Food Safety Policies & supporting programs; take prompt action to address and/or escalate concerns when necessary.
  • Understand the requirements of and ensure adherence of facility to ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and FSMA/HARPC/HACCP standards for all activities including:
  • Perform trending of quality-related data and participate on cross-functional teams to guide continuous improvement.
  • Write, update, and/or approve SOPs, work instructions, forms, etc. and ensure the completion of all required paperwork, records, documentation, etc.
  • Quality training program, regularly providing training to plant staff on GMP principles and QMS/FSMS initiatives.
  • Oversee product release & batch traceability practices, ensuring that all finished products manufactured meet specifications and compliance requirements prior to release.
  • Lead investigation teams through quality issues (nonconformities, complaints, audit findings, etc.) through root cause analysis (RCA) and the development, implementation, and effectiveness verification of corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs).
  • Act as primary liaison for internal QMS / FSMS audits & GMP inspections and external audits of the facility (e.g. by customers, certifiers, Regulatory bodies)
  • Write and/or approve written responses for communications with external customers (e.g. audit responses, complaint responses, technical document reviews, etc.)
  • Review, approve, and implement specifications for raw materials, packaging, and finished products. Perform customer specification reviews with consideration to standard product offerings and process capability.
  • As compliance requirements develop, perform gap assessment against current state and lead development of action plans to close gaps identified.
  • Assess project priority; define, develop, and execute quality improvement plans based on determined priority.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to support New Product Introduction (NPI) process.

What will you need to be successful?

  • BS degree in a scientific field (Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or similar Science/Engineering).
  • 5+ years manager experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 preferred
  • PCQI and ASQ certification desirable.
  • Computer competency in applications such as: Microsoft Office, Laboratory information & result recording systems, internet & cloud based applications and SAP.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                       

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.                                                                   

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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