Plant Quality Manager position at Church & Dwight – Lakewood, NJ

The Plant Quality Manager is responsible for the quality systems and product quality at the manufacturing facility.  This includes products manufactured at the plant and purchased for repackaging.  The position manages the Quality Control Lab, Production Quality Control, Quality Assurance and other related Quality functions required to ensure the Quality Management System is effective.  The person directs quality improvement programs at the plant working with the local plant management staff and implements Corporate Quality initiatives.

The reporting structure is solid line to Corporate Global Quality to maintain Independence and dotted line to Plant Management.  Critical Success Drivers are developed in combination with both Corporate and Plant objectives.  On site Plant Management is responsible for day to day activities.  All communication is to Plant Management first, then Corporate as required.

Provides Quality Leadership to support plant quality programs focused on the production of Quality Product, Continuous Improvement, compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices and Regulatory/Legal requirements.

  • Develop programs to ensure manufacturing systems are in control and capable of meeting defined specifications.
  • Communicate plant quality issues to Plant Management.
  • Implement Corporate Quality Initiatives.
  • Manage the Quality Budget within the guidelines and direction of Plant Management.
  • Ensure the Quality Groups are trained and staffed with competent personnel.
  • Coordinate third party and internal quality system audits to document compliance to Regulations.
  • Interact with Corporate Brand Teams and R&D Groups on new products and product improvements, coordinating R&D test trials.
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma processes to achieve cost savings targets for the plant.
  • Interact with Retail Customers to meet their requirements
  • Develop and maintain Key Quality Performance Indicators.

Education and Experience

  • BS/MS degree from an accredited institution in Science related field
  • Minimum 8-10 years experience in the consumer products, medical device, and/or pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience working in a plant environment
  • Knowledge of quality policies, procedures, and Regulatory Requirements
  • Supervisory Experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent influence and persuasive skills
  • Demonstrated leadership with significant results achievement
  • Able to embrace new ideas
  • Knowledge of Regulatory Requirements for 21 CFR 110, 111 and 210/211

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