Quality Assurance Manager

The Hartz Mountain Corporation - Full Time

Job #23436

Openings Available

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Hartz has been a leading brand in pet care for over 93 years. We truly understand the important bond between consumers and their pets, so we provide products that make this relationship more rewarding and fun. Our products range from Wet Cat Treats, Flea & Tick treatment, Dog Pads, Natural Dog Treats, Grooming, and Toys. Most of these product categories hold a leadership position in which it competes in the pet industry. The Hartz brand has a high consumer awareness level and is considered one of the most trusted brands in the US. We emphasize product-category innovation to stay on the leading edge of superior pet care - so all pets can have a healthier, happier, and longer life! As a team, we strive to support one another in all that we do and we aim to hire individuals who enjoy working cross-functionally and are as passionate about pets as we are.

The role: Your primary function in this role will be to lead and represent all quality related activities and regulatory activities for our Pleasant Plain, Ohio facility. These activities include compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations regarding the manufacturing and distribution of products at the site. If you have quality management experience from a manufacturing operation, and a desire to learn more about Hartz, we want to hear from you! This position is located at our Pleasant Plain, OH office. Local applicants are preferred for this position; no relocation reimbursement will be provided for applicants outside of the greater Cincinnati area.

Your responsibilities:
• Direct the day-to-day activities of the Quality Department Staff
• Provide support on long term projects that impact Quality and business decisions
• Approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and validation protocols
• Administer the document control system
• Assess product, compliance, and operational risks to develop effective product risk management strategies
• Perform internal audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed
• Oversee and monitor activities for compliance with Company, State, and Federal regulations
• Develop, disseminate, and enforce regulatory strategies, polices and guidelines
• Conduct a periodic management review of the quality system
• Evaluate quality regulatory submissions and renewals
• Develop and maintain quality assurance standards and processes
• Monitor adherence to SOPs, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Food Safety Management Act (FSMA)
• Ensure incoming materials, in-process and all finished products meet specified requirements
• Provide Vendor oversight to assure that suppliers have appropriate quality systems and process controls to guarantee the delivery of usable inventories of the needed quality
• Recommend measures to improve methods, quality of product
• Assist the manufacturing departments in employee training
• Participate in the approval of R&D, production, and packaging products
• Establish a continuous improvement culture, tactfully challenging others to improve individual and group performance, engaging the entire workforce Perform other duties or projects as assigned


Requirements You will have:
• A BA/BS degree in chemistry, biology, or a science related field
• A minimum of 5 years' experience in a quality management in a manufacturing operation
• Prior work experience with GMP's, GLP's, HACCP, FSMA, and Food Safety
• Prior work experience with pest management and sanitation processes is preferred
• Previous experience working with regulatory agencies (i.e., FDA, EPA, USDA)




compliance, management, quality control