** Ideal candidate will be based in Northeast part of the U.S. **
This position is responsible for managing Quality Assurance at the regional level for up to sixteen facilities. This position must ensure that the company produces safe products of the highest and most consistent quality by overseeing various branded and private label production. This position will aid in the assessment of operations and manage the implementation of corporate quality assurance policies and programs at the plant and corporate levels.
JOBS SUPERVISED (BY TITLE): None directly, but function dotted line from Plant QA Managers.
TRAVEL: Estimated at 50%
A. Education and Experience:
Degree: BS in Science / Food Science / Technology or equivalent
B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Personal computer, Microsoft Office tools, basic laboratory instrumentation
WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands:The job activities require prolonged sitting and standing, bending, stooping and climbing. Physical requirements are eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, plant equipment assembly, telephone, calculator and laboratory equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision (including colors) to observe record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. The job requires lifting up to 50 pounds. Work environment creates exposure to machines, chemicals and solvents.
Must understand vague and implicit instructions and react favorably in all work situations. One must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans and prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively. Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into a computer and analyze data is required.
Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.