Champion Petfoods, Canada’s number one pet food company and maker of world-renowned ORIJEN and ACANA brands, is searching for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to lead and direct the quality operations at our new, state-of-the-art facility currently under construction in the Acheson Industrial area of Parkland County! Champion offers a strong people-oriented culture, great benefits, and possesses a strong entrepreneurial and positive employment presence in the Edmonton area.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Experience to develop quality assurance programs and initiatives, foster sound relationships and possess leadership and negotiation skills necessary to drive a green field start-up operation through planning, commissioning, implementation and fruition.
Capability to ensure the highest quality standards and procedures are in place; current and aligned with government regulations and customer specifications.
Skills to manage the organization’s quality assurance policies and procedures; implementing new procedures and practices in line with new product development processes, changes to regulation, and new markets, while constantly driving strategic planning.
Ability to establish departmental performance standards, procedures, and audit controls to meet business requirements, as well as identify and implement process improvements to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of company operations.
Comprehensive knowledge of food safety (HACCP principles, GMPs, SOPs, pest control, and recall programs) and proven leadership ability to develop, manage and implement company Quality Assurance Programs and Policies; ensuring ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation.
Business acumen to oversee the budgetary control issues, project management and continuous improvement initiatives of the company.
Ability to effectively and efficiently manage day-to-day quality processes; as well as, determine direction and development of the quality assurance team, support production operations and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
A strong awareness in culture-based safety initiatives and programs.
Effective attention to detail, sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills in addition to sound diplomacy, conflict resolution and people management skills.
Degree in food science or other related degree and 7-10 years of quality leadership experience – preferably in a food manufacturing environment.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Eileen Coleman, email@example.com. A complete job description is available via email request.
Champion has been named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers and one of Canada’s Top 100 employers among small- and medium-sized businesses for 2 consecutive years.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be discussed with candidates on an individual level. Champion Petfoods pay is very competitive, and we offer great benefits.
About Champion Petfoods
THE WORLD’S BEST DOG AND CAT FOOD -
Steeped in a rich history of more than 25 years working with local farmers, ranchers and fishermen whose values match our own, Champion Petfoods is born from the same lands that provide the Fresh Regional Ingredients for our award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ dog and cat foods.
OUR VISION TRUSTED BY PET LOVERS EVERYWHERE -
We serve Pet Lovers who want the best for their dogs and cats, insist on the freshest and most nourishing ingredients, and hold us to the highest standards. As Pet Lovers, we know peace of mind is paramount, and we strive to earn your trust with every food we make.
OUR MISSION -
Our award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ foods mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats are evolved to eat and that nourish them completely.
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
Sustainably raised and harvested from nearby farmers, ranchers and fishermen, our Fresh Regional Ingredients supply nutrients in their freshest, most natural and nourishing form.
We’re dedicated to the highest standards of authenticity, nutritional integrity and food safety. That’s w...hy we make all of our foods in our own kitchens and don’t make food for anyone else.
OUR VALUES T.R.A.I.L. -
Working together with the shared goal of creating the world’s best pet food.
Taking ownership for our successes and making our commitment to Pet Lovers our top priority.
Acting with transparency and integrity and always reaffirming the principles behind our dedication to quality.
Thinking boldly and differently and serving Pet Lovers who hold us to the highest standards.
A quality found in everyone at Champion, and the philosophy we bring to every aspect of our dog and cat foods.