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Plant Quality Manager

Conagra Brands

Conagra Brands

Quality Assurance
Kent, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Job Summary

Reporting to the FSQR Director for our Kent, WA manufacturing facility, you will ensure food safety and quality of all products produced in the plant. You will ensure specifications are defined and communicated while performing inspections of processes, employee training, compliance with applicable food laws and regulations and maintaining plant HACCP plans to regulatory compliance. You will participate in resolving customer complaints and are an integral part of plant leadership team. You will provide support to Sales, R&D and Operations on customer issues and questions.

What will you do?

  • Ensure all plant personnel adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP) including proper waste disposal, personal hygiene and personal practices.
  • Develop and present a complete orientation process which provides training in the Main Concepts of Food Safety and Quality. Maintain compliance to annual training requirements.
  • Work with Operations and Maintenance to lead Food Safety and Quality ownership to the floor
  • Mentor subordinates in the performance of their duties
  • Manage Plant timelines and critical milestones for the Food safety and Quality Improvement Plan and other food safety/quality metrics (ie. Complaint reduction, quality incident reduction, and quality index scores)
  • Interpret and communicate quality and food safety issues, both internal and external (consumer complaints), and initiates applicable corrective measures
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable regulatory agency requirements (USDA, FDA, CFIA) and liaison with local food regulatory officers.
  • Provide leadership for compliance to food safety and quality programs Implements and maintain quality programs. i.e., HACCP, SQF certification, recall program, environmental monitoring program, and comprehensive pest control program.
  • Provide Corporate with quality assurance assistance involving vendor issues, both improvements and corrective measures
  • Oversee product quality with regards new product implementation and introduction into market. Ensure use of applicable MOPD and CQV tools.
  • FS&Q pillar owner for Conagra Performance System.

What do you need?

  • B. S. degree in Biology, Food Science, or other related program
  • 3+ years of related QA leadership experience
  • Food manufacturing experience
  • Skills in monitoring and measurement of process control, auditing, manufacturing of food products, sanitation process, knowledge of HACCP, SSOP regulations, skills in team leadership, and root cause analysis

Relocation assistance is available for this position. Preference will be given to local candidates.

At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future.





Annual Salary: $77,000.00 - $112,000.00

**Conagra Brands will comply with applicable law regarding minimum salaries for exempt employees.

Our Benefits:

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:

  • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
  • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
  • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)

Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, our Company combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. Our portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Our iconic brands, such as Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Reddi-wip, and Slim Jim, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera, offer choices for every occasion.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.