Quality Assurance Manager

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Job Description: 

Bongards' Premium Cheese is looking for a dedicated, dynamic and experienced individual to manage and coordinate all quality related programs and functions to ensure finished product quality and regulatory compliance.

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with suppliers on plant requirements and issues to create a safe and quality product
  • Manage and ensure all quality programs continue to meet changing regulatory compliance and quality procedures and programs to meet customer and government expectations
  • Lead and manage all state, federal, third party, and corporate audit requirements, responses and corrective actions (Some agencies involved include USDA-FSIS, USDA-TQSA, MDA, FDA, and AIB)
  • Responsible for timely disposition of product not meeting quality standards upon first pass
  • Direct the laboratory function and manage the staff within the lab
  • Provide technical assistance and expertise to all management and plant personnel
  • Direct, maintain, and coordinate plant quality programs
  • Be a certified SQF Practicitioner, HACCP, and HARPC
  • Maintain continuous communication with all department managers to ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are adhered to and reinforce sanitation programs.
  • Manage plant self-inspections
  • Coordinate the plant food safety team meetings
  • Manage plant microbiological environmental monitoring program
  • Monitor HTST pasteurizer performance and documentation
  • Maintain documentation for Kosher and EU Certification
  • Coordinate COA documentation
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or Microbiology or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years experience in Quality department
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience in laboratory and quality program management
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works autonomously and as part of a team to meet overall organizational goals, mission, vision, and values of the company
  • Must possess strategic thinking, leadership, teamwork, and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills
  • Proficient or working knowledge in Microsoft Office Products
  • Must be able to lift up to a maximum of 40 pounds

Just ask the people who work for Bongards now and they’ll tell you that everyone in every function has a true passion for producing safe, high-quality dairy products. That’s what creates the culture of growth and success that you’ll find at Bongards. When a great team of committed people strives for continuous improvement, opportunities for individual growth will follow. Bongards' history of success is proof of that.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d like to hear from you.


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