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Director, Quality & Continuous Improvement – Corpus Christi, TX

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position will be responsible for building and leading a top-notch Quality and Continuous Improvement organization for a leading manufacturing company and will be a direct contributor to the formulation of the company’s business plan and strategic initiatives. The position will also be responsible for deploying Lean and Six Sigma improvement initiatives across the company. The position, which covers Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean functions for Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supplier Quality, etc. Is located in Corpus Christi, TX and reports to the company President.

DUTIES:

  • Build and manage a superior Quality and Continuous Improvement organization that is highly focused on its goals of achieving outstanding product and process Quality.
  • As part of the Senior Executive Team, assist in the definition of the company’s long-term business strategy and manage related Quality and Continuous Improvement strategic objectives.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the Quality and Continuous Improvement Team’s goals and objectives while building the company’s capabilities in Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean Methodologies.
  • Preserve high levels of customer satisfaction while supporting the balance of Quality with business objectives.
  • Integrate the use of Lean Six Sigma Tools and Methodologies into all business related processes and procedures.
  • Pursue the delivery of best-in-class products by developing top-notch quality strategies and performance metrics.
  • Lead cross-functional projects and initiatives to deliver process improvements, lean strategies, and best practices in the areas of lean manufacturing, six sigma, kaizen, etc.
  • Be recognized as a key Champion of Change throughout the company ensuring that process improvement activity is communicated, supported, and celebrated within the organization.
  • Collaborate closely with product development teams to improve the new product development stage-gate process by strengthening the procedures and processes used for CTQ development, testing, design review, risk analysis, and document control.
  • Select and manage the implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System that will aid in the development of a world-class supply chain.
  • Cultivate a customer related Quality environment that is acceptable to change and will advance Continuous Improvement in all processes using Lean methods.
  • Lead change management activities that will promote the company’s transition to a Lean thinking organization.
  • To achieve Quality, Lean Transformation, and Customer Service objectives, define and execute associated company goals, business metrics, and improvement strategies.
  • Ensure product and process quality is in compliance with government and industry standards & codes.
  • Implement Continuous Improvement corrective actions to better customer satisfaction and brand loyalty by analyzing customer and field performance data for possible areas of improvement.
  • Improve and enhance all company processes through the use of Lean Methods like Gemba Walks, 6S, SQDC Boards, Kaizen Events, etc.
  • Improve and enhance all company processes through the use of quality tools like SPC, Standard Work, Control Plans, etc.
  • Mentor, coach, and train the organization on the use and implementation of key Quality Tools.
  • Mentor, coach, and train the organization on the use and implementation of Lean Methods and Tools.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:

  • At least ten years of progressive experience and accomplishments in Quality/ Continuous Improvement/ Lean Methodologies with at least five years of managerial experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Solid background with multi-site manufacturing operations.
  • Sound business and financial acumen with motivation to maximize company profits.
  • Strong executive presence.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with the business leadership and influence the strategic and tactical business interests of the organization.
  • Demonstrable experience in culture development, change management, and process improvement with a proven ability to analyze business needs and make recommendations for improvements as required.
  • Experience in an area outside of Quality like R&D, Manufacturing, Product Development, Process Engineering, etc.
  • Superior communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across all organizational levels.
  • Ability to influence team dynamics in a cross-functional environment regarding Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean goals and objectives.
  • Solid relationship building and project management skills with the ability to work effectively with and gain acceptance for company initiatives throughout the organization.
  • CQE and/or CQM.
  • Experience directing Lean Kaizen activities using Lean Tools like Gemba Walks, 5S, SQDC Boards, SMED, TPM, Kanban, Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping, etc.
  • Black Belt in Lean and/or Six Sigma.
  • ISO/QS/TS type Quality System experience.
  • Supplier Quality Management System experience.
  • An understanding of Supply Chain Logistics.
  • Experience with PCB assembly.
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods and their application to product/ process engineering.
  • Excellent project management background with a history of implementing process improvements.
  • Experience implementing a Lean System.
  • Ability to travel 25% to 30%.

 

For additional information, please contact:
John Zee
President, Zee Executive Search (BSEE – MBA)
972-953-6101
zee@airmail.net

3PLs & 4PLs – Webinar

Promoted by: ASQ-Dallas Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG

On-Demand Webinar Duration: 61 Min

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In addition to providing traditional transportation and logistics services, today’s 3PLs and 4PLs provide a wealth of value to their food and beverage customers. Join industry executives for a roundtable discussion about this evolving role and how it affects the expectations and relationships between 3PLs/4PLs and their customers.

 

Speakers:

 
Todd Ewing
Director – Product Management
SageQuest

Ewing has more than a decade of experience in B2B software. Prior to his current role at Verizon Telematics, he has held a number of leadership positions in marketing, including Senior Product Manager at SageQuest, where he was responsible for managing marketing programs and demand generations efforts. Prior to that, Ewing was the Channel Manager at D&B, where he successfully developed and supported a program to introduce products into inside sales channels. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing and Mass Communications from Miami University.

 

Michael A. Jones
Senior Vice President — Development and Innovation
Armada

Mike leads Armada’s growth strategy and the development of services in the marketplace for outsourced supply chain solutions. This includes the services necessary to achieve client objectives and satisfy marketplace demands, and encompasses the continued innovation of Armada’s service offerings for outsourced supply chain solutions, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

Mike has been with Armada for 13 years with responsibilities for profitable business growth and new service development, strategic client partnerships, and business development. Mike has 25 years of business strategy and management experience, with 20 years in the foodservice industry innovating and transforming supply chains for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to privately held.

Mike holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

 

Marc D. Lebovitz
President
Romark Logistics

Marc Lebovitz is President of Romark Logistics and has been actively involved in all facets of the business as employee and owner since 1991. As President, he oversees all strategic and daily operations of the company. Romark is a leading third-party logistics provider that focuses on personalized service for small to multi-national companies, specializing in the food & beverage industry. It operates more than 6 million square feet of warehouse space with locations in NJ, PA, TX, GA and CA.

Marc also serves as a Principal of Woodmont Industrial Partners, which owns and manages a portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet of industrial properties. Woodmont Industrial Partner investments focus on globally oriented seaport and inland port markets in the Eastern United States.

Quality Management Coordinator – Dallas, TX

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Quality Management Coordinator is responsible for reviewing documentation needed to determine and assign status to all material and finished product within the AVOA Quality Management, IFS and RF Gen systems of the company. This position requires collaboration with cross functional teams within the organization and a flexible work schedule to meet Company demands.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Carry out final review of batch records for all finished product that is manufactured in-house as per company standard operating procedures.
  • Assign product status (Release/Reject/Hold) on all finished goods manufactured in – house, from contract manufacturing companies, all raw material used for manufacturing of finished goods, and to all WIP.
  • Responsible for creating all Certificates of Analysis (CoA’s) needed to facilitate product/material shipments.
  • Scan and file all completed documentation required for the release process to include batch records and C of A’s in Company shared drives and quality system and submit all originals to Document Control.
  • Update all spreadsheets for released goods.
  • Comply with applicable regulations and conform to Company SOPs, Policies and standards.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist QM Coordinator II with handling of non-conforming products and coordination of material reviews as necessary.
  • Assist Batch Record Coordinator with issuance of blank batch records and compilation of completed batch records as necessary.
  • File and organize quality documents.
  • Compile KPI data and carry out trend analysis for the release process.
  • Assist with Quality and Regulatory audits, quality inspections and Management reviews as necessary.
  • Assist with special projects delegated from management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

N/A

 COMPETENCIES:

  • Analytical skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration skills
  • Cooperation
  • Decision making
  • Ethical conduct
  • Focus on quality
  • Independence
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Learning orientation
  • Organizational skills
  • Personal effectiveness/creditability
  • Problem solving/analysis


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:

  • Ability to read, speak, write and comprehend English.
  • Computer proficiency: Intermediate to high proficiency in Microsoft Office and data entry.
  • Knowledge of basic office procedures.
  • Ability to operate office equipment including copy machine, fax, telephone, PC, and 10-key calculator.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:

  • Lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Sit, stand, kneel, twist, turn and stoop.
  • Use keyboard, computer and calculator.
  • Reach forward and overhead as needed.
  • Stand/remain upright for up to 4 or more hours at a time.
  • Sit up to 4 or more hours at a time.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.
  • 5 years of relatable work experience in a similar industry.

 

If interested in this position, please send your resume to

Jason Maxwell, QA Manager  at  jmaxwell@avoa-dallas.com

 

Quality Assurance Supervisor – Mission, TX

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Quality Supervisor is responsible for all quality activities required for conformance to Aloe Vera of America’s quality management system and compliance with applicable cGMPs and other regulatory requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS:

  • Daily oversight of cGMP and Quality Assurance.
  • Provide technical direction for regulatory compliance and continuous improvement of the quality and food safety management systems
  • Investigate and document non-conformance issues. Assist with the identification of root cause, and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Effectively troubleshoot quality issues in a fast paced environment
  • Provide expertise knowledge to resolve issues and implement corrective/preventive actions.
  • Works with Quality and Operations Management to address quality/food safety and regulations issues and identify trends that help ensure compliance and fosters the development and implementation of process improvement within the organization
  • Review and approve Master Manufacturing Records (MMRs) and SOP’s in support of quality and operations.
  • Manage the site Quality Management System including (but not limited to) assuring effective management reviews, complaint handling, CAPA system, change control, calibration maintenance, internal auditing, manufacturing support, material reviews and deviations.
  • Monitor processes to assure GMP compliance and adherence to company SOPs.
  • Create new Operational SOP’s, review and update, ensuring SOP for accuracy, conformance and compliance.
  • Oversee incoming inspections, in-process control or finished product review and order.
  • Oversee the Final Review of Batch Records and Release of Finished Product according to Current Standard Operating procedures and GMPs.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists, as needed, with FDA or other regulatory inspections.
  • Assist with quality, food safety and regulatory training
  • Identify and implement appropriate Quality Assurance/Control policies and procedures under the direction of the Quality Director
  • Assist the VP of Aloe Operations with the development and maintenance of spreadsheets and tracking tools for measuring department objectives and other metrics for trending.
  • Carries and overseas internal Quality audits
  • Assist with supplier evaluations and audits
  • Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:

  • Knowledge of 21 CFR Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Knowledge of Quality management tools.
  • Knowledge of audits and auditing procedures.
  • Knowledge of health and environmental and safety systems.
  • Knowledge of analytical testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of document and change control procedures.
  • Ability to map processes and write effective Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and outside parties.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:

  • Stand/remain upright for 3-4 hours at a time to perform audits.
  • Stand/remain upright for 3-4 hours at a time to perform audits for up to 4 consecutive days
  • Sit up to 4 hours at a time to process paperwork or research regulations.
  • Use keyboard and computer.
  • Reach forward and overhead, kneel, twist, turn and bend.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or at least 1 year experience in manufacturing, food/ beverage or related field.
  • HACCP certified

 

If interested in this position, please send your resume to

Jason Maxwell, QA Manager  at  jmaxwell@avoa-dallas.com

 

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 April 26th

Tutorial Meeting Topic:
Running Hurdles – Winning at Quality

Presentation Topic:
Online Marketing – Find & Connect with potential Prospects & Clients

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Starting at 6:15pm with a two speaker Panel session: Running Hurdles: Winning at Quality

What hurdles does your company face day to day? Learn how to navigate possible project pitfalls and find solutions from those who have already experienced them through an interactive case study presentation. These same hurdles, including obstacles to communication, lack of empowerment of the right people within a team, suppliers who do not have the expertise needed, inadequate project planning and project management are encountered in many industries. Patti Rossman and Cody Mahaffey lead Globiox, a Life Sciences consulting firm whose team has many years of experience in every facet of quality compliance within their industry. They will cover some of the main hurdles and solutions seen throughout quality, but also the issues that are more behind the scenes which spurred Patti Rossman to create Life Science Women’s Conference.

Dinner will follow the panel session at 7:10pm to include monthly announcements and updates for the month.

Our After Dinner topic (7:30pm) will feature Integrated Marketing and Certified Social Media Strategist Terry Sullivan who will address the topic of how businesses and individuals can effectively use the latest online marketing tools to find and connect with potential prospects and clients.

Widely considered to be a “Guru of LinkedIn Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create a unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on keyword optimization, branding and Social Selling strategies that help his clients tap into the unlimited world of Social Media to get better leads, more prospects and clients.

Meeting Date: March 22, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 8:30
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Supplier Quality Engineer – Lewisville, TX

Position Definition:    The Supplier Quality Engineer position is responsible for all aspects of new and existing supplier quality in an organization specializing in the sale and assembly of electrical components servicing the wired and wireless product markets.  This position, based out of Lewisville, TX, supports the corporate supply chain consisting of domestic and offshore suppliers providing materials to distribution and assembly locations in North America, Mexico and Asia.

Core Duties:

  • Manages supplier quality for locations across North America and Mexico while supporting similar positions in Asia as required.
  • Responsible for incoming product quality, metrics reporting, and effective CAPA management.
  • Evaluate new and existing suppliers for process and product conformance.
  • Develop systems and processes that support corporate supply chain objectives.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance plans for poor performing suppliers.

Support Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support of quality management systems requirements tied to suppliers and supplier performance.
  • Corporate support for supplier caused customer and internal complaints.
  • Liaison with product line managers on supplier related issues.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS Engineering degree required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in supplier quality role
  • Minimum 5 years auditing experience, both internal and external
  • Must be familiar with, and worked for, organizations certified to an ISO9001 or similar quality management system.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and in team environments.
  • APQP, FMEA, PPAP experience a plus
  • ASQ certification (CQE, CRE, CQI, CSQP or CQA) a plus
  • Distribution and logistics experience a plus
  • Requires 25 – 50% travel

If interested in this position, contact:

Dena Saddler, PHR, SHRM-CP, Sr. Human Resources Generalist
(O) 469-535-8700 x4111  (F) 972-394-7912

301 Leora Ln. Suite 100
Lewisville, TX 75056,

or send email by resume to: dsaddler@infiniteelectronics.com

Cowtown Quality Roundup 2018

 

Registration is Open

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Date:

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:

Radisson Hotel

Fort Worth North – Fossil Creek

 

 

Cost: $127 – a Great Value!

Includes: Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Afternoon Break

AND…

Memory Jogger, Door Prizes, CA$H Lotteries

Sorry… no early bird or multi-person discounts are available.

We give equivalent back in the 2-3 Lotteries valued $50 to $250

 

Immediate payment by credit card is the default…

for alternative payment methods contact jbreckline@att.net

 

For more details in including program choices, see or download flyer below…

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