Operations   /   Stamford, CT   /   Manager Quality Assurance
Job Code 1387
Job Title Manager Quality Assurance
Location Stamford, CT
Department Operations

About Harvest Hill:
Formed in June 2014, Harvest Hill has grown into one of the nation's leading independent beverage companies in the U.S. Our family of iconic brands, including Juicy Juice(R), SunnyD(R), Veryfine(R), Fruit2O(R), Little HUG(R), Daily's Cocktails(R), Nutrament(R) and Green Beginnings(R) will continue to delight families for years to come. Harvest Hill Beverage Company is located in Stamford, CT and is owned by private equity firm Brynwood Partners. For more information, visit harvesthill.com.

Position Summary:
The Harvest Hill Beverage Co. Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring systems are comprehensively and accurately managed, quality programs meet HHBC, FDA and local food safety regulations. The candidate shall be well-versed in FSMA compliance management, proven supervisory experience and understanding of processed beverages. The position to reside in Stamford CT and reports to the Sr. Director of QA, Food Safety and Regulatory. The Quality Manager successfully integrates quality management system platforms for Harvest Hill Beverage Co. and will oversee three CT-based Quality specialists. Up to 35% travel may be required.

Primary Position Responsibilities:
• The Quality Manager will supervise, coach, train and track performance of three CT-based Quality Assurance staff members.
• Responsible to maintain and manage the HHBC Master Supplier Program and support resolution of non-compliances for raw materials and ingredients.
• Track and summarize HHBC Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and site measures for Quality (supplier, customer and consumer) and issue monthly activities to improve.
• Initiate discoveries and corrective action plans for consumer complaints, and actively manage consumer affairs agency and responses.
• Develop and implement training strategy for HHBC sites to ensure compliance with SQF Food Safety and GMP certifications.
• Provide technical support to HHBC cross-functional teams across corporate, internal manufacturing plants and co-pack network.
• Author and revise Quality Specifications as necessary and ensure key experts are engaged throughout the process.
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• Investigate and respond to corrective action items related to control of quality documentation.
• Assist in validating prospective raw material ingredients, suppliers and audits.
• Ensure compliance of SQLs related to regulatory changes (Food Safety Modernization Act)
• Assist HHBC QA Documentation Coordinator in management of raw material testing program and documentation controls.

Position Qualifications:
• Candidate should possess a BS degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field.
• Ability to follow, comply with, and lead implementation of HHBC standards and instructions.
• Skilled in quality training, documentation and supervising personnel.
• Applied Food and Beverage experience with minimum of 7 years in a leadership capacity.
• Excellent attention to detail, organizational skill, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
• Autonomous Manager that can excel under pressure of tight deadlines, and effectively delegate.
• Works well laterally with colleagues, participants and external stakeholders.
• Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral, are required
• Effectively report food safety risks and ensure direct supervisor is apprised of key issues.
• Comfortable working with leadership team and developing quality plans to address issues.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• Travel up to 35% to support quality initiatives.
• Undertake training and professional development as required.
• Proficient in Microsoft Access, Office, Word, Excel, and SharePoint management.
• Basic knowledge of statistics and ability to apply sampling techniques (Exposure to Lean / Six sigma tools and training).