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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Anheuser-Busch
Location: Cloverdale
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world's most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.SALARY: $55,000 - $65,000WORK LOCATION: Bend, Oregon COMPANY: We started back in 2006 with three guys in Bend, Oregon who shared one simple mindset; brew beer, drink beer, and have fun doing it. Since then our brewery has grown but we will always stay the same .Rough morning? Grab a beer. Powder day? The gone skiing sign goes up. Too hot to work? Mandatory company float. You get the picture .Here's to living it up with a beer in hand. Cheers! ROLE SUMMARY: The Quality Assurance Manager will oversee a broad quality assurance program through rigorous procedures aimed at controlling beer from ?grain to glass. The QA Manager performs cross-functional training guaranteeing that all aspects of production live up to the highest standards possible. This position not only manages the QA program and department, but also serves in a technical role, leading microbiological and chemical analysis.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and align functionally, bettering the quality of the beer.
  • Maintains program budget. Escalating CAPEX needs for new equipment if necessary.
  • Responsible for overseeing sensory tasting panels to create quality framework/foundation.
  • Collaborates with brewing, packaging, logistics, and management teams to implement and monitor delegated tasks central to the Quality program.
  • Responsible for QA equipment procurement, installation, and applicable performance management.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting all Quality KPIs in support of the Quality Pillar
  • Organizes and provides training to staff to ensure external standards.
  • Manage hourly lab personnel while utilizing brewery staff for QA processes and checks.
  • Provide routine feedback and perform reviews for lab personnel
  • Promote an engaging and positive work environment throughout the brewery
  • Oversee general chemical and microbiological analyses on water and the brewery environment.
  • Oversee standardized laboratory test on in-process and finished beer, including wort and yeast.
  • Accountable for all consumer, retail, and wholesaler complaints. Product quality issues are met with the proper level of investigation and follow up.
  • Owner of the Plant Food Safety Program - aimed at driving continuous improvement of food safety in all areas of the plant.
  • Manages quality audit schedules, performs routine audits, and prioritizes gap closing actions
  • Responsible for sustainability of existing programs and building of new programs to continuously improve the quality program
  • Responsible for control of non-conforming product including escalation and disposition
  • Engage with repack locations to ensure product quality.JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Brewing, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field.
    • At least 5 years of beer, food, beverage, or relevant industry experience.
    • Previous experience in a leadership role
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and various other programs/software. Smartsheet experience a plus.
    • Working knowledge of general lab equipment and procedures.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
    • Strong leadership and communication skills required
    • General understanding of all brewing, cellaring, and packaging processes.
    • Ability to work within a team-oriented environment.
    • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle adversity in a high pace work environment
    • Thorough knowledge of basic lab techniques (pipetting, microscopy, and aseptic sampling).
    • Formal sensory background a plus
    • Working knowledge of Food Safety Programs including GMPs, HACCP, Pest and Allergen Control
    • Data analysis and organization to drive process improvements
    • Ability to interview and select the best talent to grow and develop the team.
    • Strong sense of personnel development to grow our team members and our brewery. BENEFITS:
      • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance
      • 401k matching up to 6%
      • 7 paid company holidays
      • Paid vacation and sick time off
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Eligible for an annual bonus based on individual and business performance
      • Free beer and merchandise discounts available
      • Pub Discounts
      • Events! ABOUT BREWERS COLLECTIVE: Brewers Collective helps to unlock our 20+ craft brewery partners' full potential by bringing them industry-leading expertise and increased best practice sharing, empowering them to tap into the strength of our collective Anheuser-Busch family. We share an unwavering devotion to the authentic origins of each brewery, the beer, and the communities they serve. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us at : (see below) PRIVACY POLICY TERMS AND CONDITIONS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT PAY TRANSPARENCY POLICY STATEMENT

Keywords: Anheuser-Busch, Hillsboro , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Cloverdale, Oregon

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