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Quality Control / Quality Assurance Director

Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

The Central Life Sciences (CLS) business unit of Central Garden & Pet is dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and the protection of companion animals, economic animals, plants, stored grains and the environment. We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Auditor I to plan and conduct internal audits and assist the Sr. Quality Assurance Auditor with external remote audits. Our ideal candidate will provide quality assurance support for drug product APRs, complaint handling, and international sales documentation requirements. He/she will also be responsible for monitoring the Non-Conformance Report (NCR) process and assist with quality assurance document control when needed.This career opportunity is based out of our Council Bulffs, IA manufacturing facility. Please see our websites and for additional company information. MEASURES OF SUCCESS Responsible for auditing internal Central Life Sciences operations according to quality and regulatory requirements such as Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). Conduct remote audits of Suppliers and Contract Manufacturers. Audit Contract Manufacturer Batch Records as needed. Provide support to QA for Wonder Dust APR, Drug Complaint handling and creation of documentation needed for International Sales and Regulatory. Responsible for inputting the monthly CLS Technical Services complaint report into the Council Bluffs complaint database, create a report for QA Director of complaints specific to Council Bluffs manufacturing or contract manufacturer products distributed through Council Bluffs. Responsible for monitoring the Non-Conformance Report (NCR) process for the Council Bluffs facility. Ensure the NCRs for external and internal non-conformances are written and sent to purchasing/planning personnel (external) and plant or department managers (internal). Follow up on the timely NCR responses, closures and documentation. Cover for QA Document Control as needed. IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES Bachelor's degree in a scientific or quality field. At least 6 years of experience in quality, manufacturing or auditing environment (degree counts towards experience). Should be familiar with auditing standards, Quality Systems and GMP guidelines. ASQ Certified Quality Auditor certification or willing to achieve it. Must be agile - position requires periods standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs. May require extended periods working on a personal computer (Microsoft Office and other laboratory information systems). Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as concise and comprehensive oral and written communication skills. Must be able to make sound judgements and decisions based on information and logic in a timely, assertive and tactful manner. Must possess personal integrity and practice discretion. Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. WORK ENVIRONMENT Regular office and manufacturing conditions. Must be able to work in a warehouse/manufacturing environment with temperature ranges from 40 to 100 F. At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries...one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at to learn more We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

Keywords: Central Garden & Pet, Council Bluffs , Quality Control / Quality Assurance Director, Executive , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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