Quality Assurance Manager

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Carlsbad, CA, US, 91356

Company: Glanbia

Quality Assurance Manager




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey  

The Opportunity
We are seeking a dedicated professional to manage all aspects of Food Safety and Quality in our nutritional premix facility in Carlsbad, CA. The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, authoring, and developing Food Safety and Quality processes as they relate to manufacturing and Quality Assurance (QA). This role includes responsibility for the QC laboratory, product release, and conducting food safety and quality-related audits with regulatory authorities, customers, and corporate stakeholders. This permanent position will report to the Quality Assurance Director – Speciality Operations and duties include but are not limited to the following; 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain SQF, NOP (organic), and NSF DS GMP Certification, ensuring compliance with SQF, NSF, FDA, customer, and other applicable quality and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing to resolve quality issues and drive quality improvement throughout the facility.
  • Conduct quality investigations, determine the disposition of raw material or finished product, and communicate with various departments, customers, and vendors.
  • Plan and apportion work among employees; determine types of equipment to be used in performing work, or materials.
  • Partner with the Plant Manager and site leadership teams to evaluate, troubleshoot, and oversee any issues that may arise.
  • Perform root cause analysis and CAPAs around product defects.
  • Provide leadership and direction to all employees through direct and indirect leadership and coaching.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 3-5 years related experience. Understanding of regulatory compliance with cGMP, GRAS, and HAACP.
  • PCQI certified and familiar with GFSI standards.
  • Experience with writing and maintaining HACCPs, SOPs, SSOPs, and GMPs.
  • Experience with SAP or similar is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and delegate assignments to others.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Carlsbad, CA and is fully onsite.


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  



About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Compensation for roles at Glanbia varies depending on a wide range of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience.  Glanbia provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California. This range may not be applicable to other locations. Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range.  The annual salary for California-based employees for this role is $120,000 - $145,000. 


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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