Quality Manager

Quality Assurance Manager
The Quality Assurance Manager is accountable for providing leadership and oversight to the quality team in collaboration with the production leadership at the Aspers, Pennsylvania site in order to assure food safety, GMP & Good Laboratory Practices and product conformance to specification. This position provides leadership in the development, auditing & expansion of Quality & Sanitation programs & practices. This position supports the Company's Quality Management Standards.
Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and make a difference by pursuing everything that you do with the determination that sets us apart from our competitors. Driving for results leads to recognition and personal growth within the company, helping us to achieve our goal to "Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas". The success that comes from within each of us is recognized, and creates opportunities for your growth in the organization.
Position Responsibilities
Leads and manages the Quality department employees, assuring an effective and strong audit function. Directs and manages all quality & sanitation functions within DPS management standards and business processes.
Assure compliance to Plant, Division, Corporate and regulatory quality assurance requirements in the areas of material inspection, in-process quality control, finished product evaluation, GMPs, housekeeping and other related food safety and quality matters as well as compliance to local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Improve Quality Assurance policies and procedures and ensure compliance to division, corporate and regulatory standards.
Provide support of all internal and external audits (FDA, AIB, FSSC, ISO 22001).
Track the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) associated with Quality and Sanitation.
Primary site contact for all raw material and packaging suppliers. Manage the vendor nonconformance process to assure corrective action and contract compliance.
Maintain proper inventory levels of all materials related to lab operations and ensure proper stock rotation.
Provides support and guidance for the QA labs and production areas to include training in food safety (GMP, HAACP, allergens, and other topics) and BPO Quality Training.
Establish, implement, maintain, and update the Quality and Food Safety Management system as well as develop the Food Safety Fundamentals and the Food Safety Plan
Report system performance and suitability directly to senior management.
Present FSQMS information for senior management review so that actions for improvement can be determined.
Have a track record of successful continuous improvement initiatives and results.
Ensure that the Food Safety team are fully qualified and trained to meet the company requirements.
Promote an awareness of customer requirements throughout the company.
Accountable for external communication and liaison regarding the management systems.
Represent the Quality and Food Safety agenda in the site capital project agenda.
Retain technical competence in the understanding of manufacturing processes and the compliance requirements of a food/beverage manufacturer.
Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools and SAP, or a fully integrated manufacturing system.
Understand and apply moderately complex mathematical concepts, to include managing department financial data and must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions as well as interpret a variety of technical material.
Strong planning and organizational skills, time management, leadership skills, and analytical skills.
Total Rewards
We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements.
Relocation assistance is negotiable
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Quality or Management
5 years of experience in quality control in a manufacturing environment to include both plant and lab settings
5 years demonstrated management or supervision experience in the quality or production area in the food and beverage industry
Must be able to work flexible shifts and weekends as business needs dictate
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is one of North America's leading refreshment beverage companies, manufacturing, bottling and distributing more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, teas, mixers, waters and other premium beverages.
With a brand heritage spanning more than 200 years, the DPS portfolio includes some of the most recognized beverages in the Americas. More than 75 percent of the company's overall volume is from brands that are either #1 or #2 in their flavor categories. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, the DPS portfolio includes 7UP, Mott's, A&W, Sunkist soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Squirt, PeĆ afiel, Yoo-hoo, Rose's, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T and other well-known consumer favorites.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Dr Pepper Snapple Group recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/ Females/ Protected Veterans/ Disabled

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