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Himalayan Dog Chew, LLC Quality Assurance Manager in Arlington, Washington

Now Hiring! Himalayan Pet Supply is looking for a Quality Assurance Manger to join our pack.

Himalayan Pet Supply began in 2003 with two brothers, Nepali "churpi" and a dog. We spent the next four years re-engineering the people-grade cheese to make it lactose free and safe for dogs. In 2007, we launched our new dog chew at a small pet fair in Bellingham, Washington creating a new category in the industry, thus changing the dog chew class significantly.

By 2016, we became a leader in the industry as we expanded out into other pet categories, transforming our company from a single product-oriented business to a pet supply company. We now offer retailers not just a single chew, but treats, toys and gear as well. We’ve set our sights on outfitting your whole pack and becoming the top most trusted brand pet in the pet industry.

Want to learn more about our success story and the difference we continue making? Come join us and be a part of our amazing and growing team!

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Reports to: R&D Director

QA Manager oversees the day-to-day functions of Quality Department. This position will provide leadership to ensure an efficient and compliant Quality assurance function. This position will report to the R&D Director and will oversee the QA Supervisor and QA Associates. Relevant skills and experience in a food manufacturing plant is preferred.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement and manage all necessary food safety programs as required by company policy and applicable regulations.

  • Manage company product quality program to maintain product consistency throughout the product cycle.

  • Manage department staff, acting as coach and mentor and ensuring employee loyalty and retention.

  • Keep the lab log updated. Prepare and send samples to third party lab when needed.

  • Prepare sales sample orders.

  • Perform monthly facility audits.

  • Assist reviewing and updating QA programs.

  • Prepare, review, and update QA SOPs.  

  • Train employees on GMP, HACCP, food defense, sanitation, etc.

  • Assist preparing drying cycles in conjunction with production team.

  • Review and sign HACCP logs, traceability forms, SSOPs logs, and QA Associates paperwork at regular intervals.

  • Communicate and interface with production, sales and customer service on all quality issues.

  • Assist in the Company’s annual training programs.

  • Assist R&D Director on delegated tasks.

    Job Qualifications:

  • Relevant education in food science, Animal Science or equivalent combination of job experience and education is required.

  • Experiences in pet food industry and food safety programs is preferred.

  • Experience managing a team.

  • Knowledge of sanitation, CGMP, personal hygiene, allergen control, recall and traceability, and SSOP’s.

  • Experience in food chemistry is preferred

  • Managerial experience and capability required. Strong mentoring skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication to all levels of organization.

  • Ability to align duties and daily execution to established company goals.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications.

  • Team-focused mentality.

    Job Type: Full-time 40hr/week  

Wage $60,000-$70,000 annual salary depending on relevant experience.

BENEFITS:

  • 401k 4%matching

  • Medical, Dental & Vision  

  • Paid Holiday

  • Paid Time Off

  • Pet Insurance

  • Life Insurance 

  • Employee Discounts! 

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