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Quality Assurance Manager

Remus, MI USA
Requisition ID:  7007
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Nov 20, 2021
Job Function:  Quality & Food Safety

Within our Remus, MI manufacturing facility (Union), we are seeking a highly qualified Quality Assurance Manager to lead the Quality department to ensure the production of consistently wholesome, high-quality products that meet or exceed Customer and Regulatory requirements.


  • Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to improve labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.
  • Supervises the daily Quality shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are set.
  • Coaches employees by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition, and internal employee development to drive peak employee engagement and efficiency.
  • Builds and fosters strong working relationships and collaboration within their team across the plant.
  • Carries out company and plant policies fairly and consistently.
  • Motivates and encourages the plant workforce to assume ownership of all areas of the quality program.
  • Educates plant personnel on Quality Systems, including recordkeeping, laboratory execution and product grading, Quality Alert efficiency, hold and release protocols and COA compliance.
  • Leads all aspects of sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met for the facility – HACCP Food Safety systems, SQF, etc.
  • Coordinates with plant personnel to follow up on customer issues (complaints, audit responses, customer queries, etc.).
  • Ensures the plant optimally executes policies, procedures and systems established by the Corporate Quality organization.
  • Leads the Quality Department’s safety program to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Establishes the training strategy, and provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.
  • Drives and executes standards for safety involvement and accountability in the department and leads by example.
  • Manages the department's budget ensuring financial objectives are met.
  • Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings and quality improvements.
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Dairy Science, Food Science any scientific subject area.
  • Five (5) years of quality experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Three (3) years of progressive leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of quality methods and techniques – including the HACCP concept of food safety, quality assurance standards, food laboratory testing methods and operations, and statistical process control techniques


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Master’s Degree in the above-mentioned fields.
  • Direct leadership experience over supervisors.
  • Food manufacturing experience.


Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, medical/dental/vision coverage, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, dedicated sick time, annual merit increases, as well as our combined LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


Our Story:

  • Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at https://www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

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