We currently are seeking a dynamic, strategic, and innovative Quality Control Manager. This key position will be based in our facility located in San Fernando, CA (So. CA).
Responsible for leading the Quality Control (QC) lab team in execution of quality operation strategies to ensure excellent delivery, performance and improvement of the daily QC lab operations. Establishes, monitors and improves key laboratory and operational quality performance indicators, sampling, testing and evaluation of incoming raw materials, bulk products, in-process materials and finished products against approved specifications per established Standard Operating Procedures.
•Manages the performance and development of laboratory staff in multiple labs, provides leadership to the chemistry and microbiology QC lab supervisors to ensure operational alignment and provides appropriate development coaching. •Oversees the chemistry and microbiology lab supervisors to ensure compliance, alignment and optimum lab performance against appropriate standards and procedures.•Ensures assigned areas are adequately resourced and staff is properly trained on relevant processes, procedures and methods and able to perform their duties efficiently, effectively and safely.•Oversees the department recruiting, hiring, assigning, directing, developing and evaluating of staff in the accomplishment of project milestones and function-specific activities.•Monitors and evaluates staff performance, providing coaching and development opportunities to drive optimal performance.•Provides leadership to the chemistry and microbiology quality control teams in sampling, testing and associated activities in support of manufacturing and supply chain operations.•Set strategy, direction, and goals for the assigned team in conjunction with divisional leadership and in alignment with corporate objectives.•Lead key quality management, process deployment and continuous improvement projects and initiatives.•Provides oversight and prioritization for laboratory activities associated with chemical, physical and microbiological testing of incoming raw materials, bulk and finished products.•Functions as "process owner" for key quality processes within assigned area of responsibility, ensuring excellent delivery, performance and continuous improvement.•Ensures the appropriate investigation processes have been followed ensuring root cause analysis and corrective action have been identified for non-conformances or deviations from SOP's.•Monitors laboratory spending against budget and recommend capital expenditures to ensure cost effective laboratory operations.•Develop, review, revise, or approve standard operating procedures (SOP's), test methods, specifications and other quality documents as required. •Represent Quality Control on cross-functional projects, teams and meetings originating from Operations, Tech Ops., R&D, Regulatory, etc. as appropriate.•Coordinate with LIMS Administrator on LIMS development activities to ensure system functionality and accuracy.•Manage and liaise with outside Contract Laboratories.•Other duties as assigned
Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Microbiology, Biology or other related science. Advanced degree preferred.
ASQ or Six Sigma/Lean certification with continuous process improvement experience is preferred.
Requires seven to ten years' experience in a consumer packaged goods company such as a Nutraceutical, Dietary Supplement or Pharmaceutical testing laboratory operations, including a minimum of five years supervisory experience.
•Demonstrated success as a leader and developer of technical staff.•Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills to facilitate interaction with cross-functional team members such as Manufacturing, QA and QC, Regulatory and outside vendors and consultants.•Strong project, organizational, computer, statistical and time management skills. •Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. •Comprehensive knowledge of physical, chemical and microbiological analysis, manufacturing operations and current Good Laboratory Practices. •Demonstrated knowledge of good laboratory safety practices and ability to manage a QC laboratory safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.•Thorough understanding of operation of laboratory equipment such as HPLC, ICP, Spectrophotometer, GC, FTIR, and dissolution apparatus. •Experience with of lab information systems (LIMS) is preferred. Physical Requirements:
Almost continuous exercise of manipulative skills, walking, standing. Exposed to minor health hazards. Frequent, intermittent, intense and/or close attention to detail
Constant exposure to disagreeable elements.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility for one to five employees and indirect supervisory responsibility for up to 50.