Quality Assurance Manager

Job Locations US-IA-Keokuk
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Our client is searching for a Quality Assurance Manager to join their team at the manufacturing facility in Iowa. The position is salaried and reports to the Director of Technical Services and Quality. 



  • Promoting quality achievement and performance improvement across the organization.
  • Partner with Operations and R&D troubleshooting, identifying Root Cause and implementing corrective actions.
  • Assessing supplier’s and company product specifications to meet customer requirements.
  • Direct microbiological test requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining controls and documentation to ensure quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Performing quality-related training needs.
  • Ensuring tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and employed when product modifications are necessary.
  • Assuring HACCP compliance is current.
  • Bringing staff together and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree on comprehensive quality procedures.
  • Acting as the key contact with customers’ auditors and taking responsibility for ensuring the execution of corrective actions and ongoing compliance with customers’ specifications.
  • Conduct the Food Safety meetings.
  • Act as the SQF Practitioner for the facility and oversee audits.



  • PCQI training or equivalent experience (FSMA training)
  • Management experience is required, preferably in a quality lab.
  • HACCP certification and SQF Practitioner certification (GFSI program equivalent: BRC, ISO, FSSC) is strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills in MS Office, Analysis of Data, other quality/analytical software.
  • Excellent time management skills, adept at managing multiple priorities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science (Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry).
  • Solid knowledge of QA procedures and programs in a food and/or industrial environment (HACCP, SSOP’s, GMP’s)
  • Detail orientation with a consultative approach to build team work.


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