Senior Supervisor, Quality

Roswell, NM, USA
Requisition ID:  29564
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  May 2, 2024
Job Function:  Quality & Food Safety
Description: 

Leprino Foods, the dairy industry’s best-kept secret has been a family-owned and Denver-based company since 1950. We hold a couple of titles including the nation’s largest cheese company and also the world’s largest producer of mozzarella; the most popular cheese used on pizzas throughout the globe. From three individuals in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 13 global locations earning more than $3 billion in annual revenue.

 

Within our 600-person Roswell manufacturing facility, we are seeking a Senior Supervisor - Quality to help us achieve the growth needed to continue moving our organization to even larger levels! The Senior Supervisor - Quality provides guidance and direction to the Quality department employees and supervisors.  Make informed decisions pertaining to product quality, department safety, and department efficiency across multiple teams that support one specialty in a product line.  Monitors all aspects of the assigned specialty product within the Quality department including product testing, equipment operations, and employee actions.  Manages product inventories and schedules employees to meet production needs.  Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports.  This position is responsible for training new team members in food safety, personal safety, GMPs, SQF requirements, CCPs, and sanitation requirements. 

 

Leadership

  • Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.
  • Leads and coaches team employees in Quality Department by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and productivity.
  • Directly manages Quality Supervisors.
  • Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaboration within their team and a positive work environment.
  • Reinforces company and plant policies fairly and consistently.
  • Ensures team employees have completed all required training.
  • Responds to employee questions and concerns.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Executes standards for safety involvement and accountability in the department and leads by example

 

Quality

  • Executes the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.
  • Communicate directly with plant personnel to follow up on customer issues (complaints, audit responses, customer queries, etc.)
  • Timely & accurate flow of information and proper root cause analysis (and solution implementation) occurs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships that include two-way communication and feedback loops.

 

Production

  • Supervises the daily Quality shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are set.
  • Ensures the plant effectively executes policies, procedures and systems established by the Corporate Quality organization in the areas of Quality and Food Safety, Customer interface (including approvals, specifications audits, product evaluation and conformance protocols, and customer complaints and follow up) analytical and performance testing methodologies, and purchase quality control. 

 

Safety

  • Executes the Quality Department’s safety program to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.
  • Executes standards for safety involvement and accountability in the department and leads by example

 

Financial

  • Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings and quality improvements.   
  • Manages against the Quality Department’s financial performance goals..

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in food technology, food science, dairy science, microbiology, or chemistry or related field or similar work experience in related industry
  • 6+ years of quality experience in food manufacturing environment, additional education may substitute experience where applicable
  • 1+ year of progressive leadership or supervisory experience

 

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Production management experience in the food industry, preferably in Dairy, with intimate knowledge of and passion for quality methods and techniques, including HACCP concept for food safety, quality assurance standards, food laboratory testing methods and operations, and statistical process control techniques
  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies:

  • Technical knowledge of cheese making process and equipment 
  • Technical knowledge of microbiology and sanitation practices 
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitary design principles 
  • Strong project and organizational management skills 
  • High level of people management skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to develop and influence others 
  • Strong planning/time management skills and balancing of resources 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

 

Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at 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


Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque