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Quality Supervisor

Quality Supervisor
The Quality Supervisor is accountable for providing leadership and oversight to the Quality functions at the Carteret, NJ site in order to assure product conformance to specification as well as compliance to company Quality and Food Safety standards, GMP, HACCP, SQF, FSSC 22000, and compliance to regulatory requirements.
Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and make a difference by pursuing everything that you do with the determination that sets us apart from our competitors. Driving for results leads to recognition and personal growth within the company, helping us to achieve our goal to "Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas". The success that comes from within each of us is recognized, and creates opportunities for your growth in the organization.
Shift and Schedule
This is a full time permanent position working on 2nd shift. 2nd shift hours are from 2:00pm - 10:30pm Monday - Friday. Must be open to overtime and weekends as needed.
Position Responsibilities
Assist the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager and provide direct supervision for the coordination and maintenance of all company Quality and Food Safety standards.
Effectively lead, develop, train, and evaluate QA Technicians and Microbiologists to maintain or improve skill competency. Monitor and ensure the performance of Quality Staff to ensure operational and regulatory compliance. Build bench strength through active development of direct reports.
Responsible for continuous improvement activities.
Responsible for data analysis to include statistical analysis of laboratory and quality system data which include but not limited to market score reports, consumer complaints, nonconforming products, yield data, audit results, etc. Determine data trends and implement improvement to processes and/or procedures to improve KPI's associated with Quality.
Provide direct supervision to ensure sound calibration and validation programs for all Quality Lab instrumentation.
Responsible for the development, maintenance and full implementation of new methodologies and procedures to support Chemical and Microbiological Lab operations.
Along with the Quality Manager, liaise with internal and external auditors during Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory audits.
Responsible for full implementation of all Quality initiatives to reduce wastes associated with sample process flow, batching procedures, sanitation procedures, etc.
Perform administrative functions such as scheduling Quality staff to ensure 100% support to operation, perform SAP transactions, and ordering of lab materials.
Assist with special projects or assignments specifically directed by Quality Manager which may include new product launches, traceability and recall, consumer complaint investigation, 5S, etc.
Provide technical support/guidance to shop floor for problem solving of raw & package, product, and process deviations. Assist in the writing of technical laboratory & best practice (SOP) and package test procedures.
Monitor the implementation and integration of relevant Quality Assurance programs into plant operations, which ensures compliance to company and regulatory standards specific to Food Safety, Quality, sanitation, and process control. Review and maintain daily HACCP, QA audit, and production records as part of the audit function.
Train, support, and initiate Best Practice on Line Quality activities, leading to strong shop floor operator driven quality control.
Perform investigations and troubleshooting activities with regard to Quality Holds, microbiological contamination issues and process deviation.
Develop and maintain in house microbiological testing protocols. Evaluate new technologies, and coordinate aseptic process audits and related microbiological activities, providing strong technical support of the aseptic process.
Able to handle stressful, fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment.
Prior exposure, training, or experience in Visual Workplace Management, 5S, LEAN Manufacturing, Six Sigma, GMP, GSFI, SPC, and Process Capability Studies.
Working knowledge of MS Outlook, Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP, InfinityQS, Minitab, Visio.
Must be able to multitask and have excellent time management and organizational skills.
Effective training capabilities as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Dependable, detail-oriented, good problem-solving abilities, and strong commitment to teamwork.
Total Rewards
We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or science-related field
5 years' previous quality experience
2 years' prior supervisory experience
Knowledge in HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control)
Flexibility and willingness to work off-shifts and weekends as business needs dictate.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is one of North America's leading refreshment beverage companies, manufacturing, bottling and distributing more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, teas, mixers, waters and other premium beverages.
With a brand heritage spanning more than 200 years, the DPS portfolio includes some of the most recognized beverages in the Americas. More than 75 percent of the company's overall volume is from brands that are either #1 or #2 in their flavor categories. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, the DPS portfolio includes 7UP, Mott's, A&W, Sunkist soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Squirt, PeĆ afiel, Yoo-hoo, Rose's, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T and other well-known consumer favorites.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Dr Pepper Snapple Group recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minority/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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