Mgr., Quality (i) in Bohemia, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Company Description  

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Ester-C®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride® and Organic Dr.®, among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms.

Job Description  

As the Quality Manager, you are responsible for the management of all QA and QC activities at the site and associated storage areas used to manage materials for the products produced at the site. You will also be responsible for providing strong leadership and guidance to the Quality staff and site leadership. The position will have several direct reports across all production shifts at this location.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide day to day leadership, guidance, coaching, mentoring and training to the factory team in the areas of Quality and Food Safety
  • Monitor the performance and competency of Quality staff and provide development as needed
  • Maintains quality management system, associated documentation and all records required to manage the development, production, and distribution of the products manufactured at the facility
  • Utilizes statistical methods to track trends and issues to improve the performance of the quality management system, SPC, DOE, etc., factory process and product performance
  • Designs and deploys KPIs as needed to improve factory performance
  • Conducts root cause analysis studies with operations to build effective CAPAs, determine disposition of discrepant material
  • Builds and implements factory food safety, food defense, and quality plans to ensure compliance with current regulations and best practices
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of contracted facility food safety prerequisites, e.g. pest control, water management, lubricant and chemical safety, etc. 
  • Work with raw material/component suppliers and Procurement to effectively communicate quality issues and achieve resolution
  • Lead or participate in Corporate Quality Internal Audit program and annual audits 
  • Act as primary liaison to corporate Quality Assurance and outside Regulatory agencies, i.e. US FDA, State Department of Agriculture and other agencies as required for the business
  • Serve as primary liaison for 3rd party customer audits. 
  • Serve as primary plant liaison for customer/consumer quality complaint issues
  • Prepare and maintain licenses and permits for the facility

  • Bachelor’s in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or Science related field required
  • 10+ years of experience in the Cosmetics, Food, Dietary supplement or Nutraceutical business would be preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience managing teams, manufacturing focus preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of 21 CFR part 110, 21 CFR part 111, 21 CFR part 117, 21 CFR 121, and other regulatory standards governing the sanitation and hygiene regulations of food manufacturing required
  • Experience preparing and approving SOPs to support the Quality Management systems as defined by International standards, e.g. ISO 22000, ISO17025, etc. 
  • Experience in quality audit program management and audit skills training, ASQ – CQA (certified quality auditor) or other.
  • Certification in HACCP principles; Experience on a HACCP leadership team implementing a Food Safety Plan preferred.
  • Expertise in partnering with government agencies, primarily FDA
  • Experience in managing laboratory operations
  • Experience in managing Quality Assurance activities
  • Experience in hosting and managing regulatory and 3rd party audits

Additional Information  

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.