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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Company Name:
Nestle
We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Supervisor to be located in our Poland Spring, Maine factory. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Lead a team of 5 to 10 team members (QA Techs and Microbiologists) to achieve quality metrics in a manner consistent with our culture and values.
Partner cross functionally with the Planning, Production, and Warehouse teams to maximize results
Facilitate the execution of changes and activities needed to support Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) and the pursuit of TPM
Coach, mentor and develop team members to meet current and future business requirements
Assist the QA Manager with leading all company Quality initiatives and Quality audits locally
Track, analyze, and lead initiatives for all quality and customer complaint issues within the plant
Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities
Manage budgeting, purchasing and inventory of plant operating supplies such as filters, chemicals and lab supplies
Use continuous improvement methodologies and projects to improve and streamline quality processes
Ensure plant compliance to good hygiene practices, good manufacturing practices (GMP's) and HACCP
Communicate new quality programs as needed and facilitate or support the training of plant personnel
Offer expertise and assistance in managing the plant water sources and monitor over fill and water usage reporting
Responsible for recording keeping requirements within the laboratory
Key qualifications include:
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Biology or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Five or more years of experience in quality assurance within clean (food, bev, pharma) manufacturing and two or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity
Prior experience in the consumer products industry or food and beverage with familiarity with quality and hygiene regulation necessary
Understanding of quality testing and standards within the food and beverage industry to include analytical, microbiological and sensory
Demonstrated application of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's) and knowledge of GMP's
Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, HACCP, sanitation, CIP processes and hygienic design
Familiarity with quality and hygiene regulations as it relates to FDA and state requirements preferred
Knowledge and exposure to Six Sigma, and various problem solving methodologies needed, TPM exposure preferred
Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and business management software (SAP preferred)
Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives on tight deadlines and delegate accordingly
Effective communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action
Solid problem solving abilities with the ability to coach and mentor others in this capacity
Demonstrated track record of developing employees
Ability and willingness to respond to after hours calls for critical issues and provide weekend coverage as needed
This is a tremendous opportunity! We offer competitive pay based on education, experience, and other qualifications. This position is eligible for bonus and relocation assistance. Nestle Waters North America offers comprehensive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, flex, life, disability, EAP, 401(k) with match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more!

Nestle Waters North America is the nation? leading bottled water company, offering consumers a variety of portable, calorie-free bottled waters, including Poland Spring and other natural spring water brands; Nestle Pure Life, a nationally distributed purified bottled water; and international brands, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. Most recently, the company has added a refreshing line of ready-to-drink iced teas. Nestle Waters North America is committed to creating shared value for society. It does so through healthy hydration, jobs and benefits to communities where it operates, and environmental stewardship, most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.

Putting safety and quality first as we deliver the right product, to the right customer, on time, every time is what we do every day in our operations. Our competitive differentiator is our people who make it happen! Our Supply Chain organization is recognized as best in class in safety, quality, production, packaging, labor, warehouse productivity, payload, and order fill rate. We also lead the way in sustainability with the smallest environmental footprint in the beverage category. As we pursue TPM, we expect to further enable our people to drive excellence in all areas.
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The Nestle Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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