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Director of Quality Assurance in Milwaukee, WI at GPAC

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

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Job Description

I am partnered with a company that values their employees and their community above all else. They're dedicated to the growth of their employees, and giving back to their community is a way they ensure personal growth as well as professional growth.

If you've been searching for a company that fosters a culture of safety, compassion, and volunteer-ism, then this is the company for you!

The Director of Quality Assurance will have 3 direct reports, and will report directly to the COO. As an executive within this company, it will be the responsibility of the Director of QA to encourage, coach, and train employees to be the very best they can be.


  • Small team management experience
  • SQF Practioner experience highly preferred; Level 3 experience highly preferred; SQF experience is required
  • Experience leading Quality and Food Safety at small to medium size companies
  • Demonstrated experience in directly leading/moving the organization to the next level of development
  • Directly involved in evaluating, strategizing, implementing change, leading staff in those changes
  • Ability to handle both the details (black and white) of Quality/Food Safety work and able to build relationships, mentor, develop, and handle corrective action
  • Strategic thinker, able to think and plan through complex problems
  • Able to be the "face of Quality/Food Safety" to represent the company in front of customers
  • Dairy experience highly preferred (if it's yogurt, it's a slam dunk!)
  • Specialized food experience highly preferred
  • Experience collaborating for the Five Way Win
  • High emotional intelligence


  • Responsible for ensuring that company manufacturing operations are performing as a highly aligned network
  • Providing leadership for alignment of quality metrics and performance between Corporate Quality and Plant Operations
  • Develop and implement company quality plan including strategies, goals and objectives that will achieve quality targets consistent with their strategic plan
  • Develop employee education programs for specified operations Quality Assurance teams to maintain high performance at the plant level
  • Drive strategic projects to improve and prevent future occurrences
  • Assist with communication to the customer/consumer. Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel
  • Establish Quality Assurance Specifications for all products and ingredients and ensure that these specifications are met and adhered to and meet the cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and responsibility
  • Interface with suppliers, customers to ensure supplier compliance, customer satisfaction and lead corrective action
  • Support sales and business with key customer meetings, visits/audits and ensure follow up by the plant on any required quality/food safety action items. Ensure the manufacturing sites can deliver on the expectations set forth in customer agreement, product formulations and finished good specifications. Communicate any potential gaps.
  • Remain current with federal regulations as they relate to the Company's products, GMP's and analytical requirements, and ensure that analytical requirements are met
  • Develop and maintain the SOPs as related to the Corporate Quality Assurance function
  • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical aptitude is the norm, not the exception
  • Apply process improvement methodology where appropriate

This company has a strong history and a bright future. If you're interested in joining a community that truly gives back, not just locally but on a global scale, this is the opportunity for you.

If this sounds like a company you'd like to become a part of, then I want to hear from YOU!!

Take the next step in your career and APPLY NOW!

Please contact Jessi Butler directly at for more information on this or any other positions you may be interested.

If you are applying, please carefully review the requirements and ensure your resume accurately reflects your qualifications in relation to this position.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States over the past 28 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or protected veteran status.