Supervisor Quality Assurance

The Supervisor Quality Assurance will manage the quality assurance activities of the Orrville Plant and its suppliers to ensure that these operations and the products produced and distributed meet corporate, customer, consumer and regulatory requirements. This includes achieving safety, quality and productivity objectives. This position will be based in Orrville Ohio.
In This Role the Supervisor Quality Assurance Will:
Develop, implement and manage data based procedures and decision-making, to ensure that the Orrville operations are in compliance with Corporate Quality Manufacturing Inspection procedures, as well as state/federal regulatory compliance. Specific action items include, but are not limited to:
Develop operator based quality procedures.
Ensure accurate, timely and cost-effective data is provided, by department resources for production control and decision-making.
Identify, communicate and respond to consumer quality and safety concerns or trends for prompt resolution.
Ensure that the Orrville Plant is in compliance with corporate quality standards.
Ensure that products are in compliance with all raw materials and formula specifications including understanding and applying chemical and regulatory knowledge to bring nonconforming products into compliance according to regulatory requirements.
Monitor, document, and audit test methods and results to ensure that test procedures are accurate and reproducible and that data is appropriately archived.
Manage and develop a technically competent staff of Quality Assurance Technicians. Conduct and document ongoing appropriate and timely performance feedback, to include annual performance appraisals for direct reports.
Manage quality related interactions, including raw materials, with suppliers, and internal documentation under the guidance of Corporate Quality.
Monitor and document internal quality issues and identify and implement continuous improvement projects .
Approve raw materials and finished products process changes per Management of Change guidelines and waiver process.
Disposition product and approve process changes per Management of Change guidelines.
The Perfect Person Will Have:
BS degree in Chemistry or related sciences.
At least 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment and minimum one year quality management experience.
Sound working knowledge of manufacturing quality management practices.
Demonstrated people management skills.
Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes (blending, packaging).
Proven risk-based decision making ability.
Ability to assemble, interpret, and explain quality practices and methods to non-technical personnel through both written and verbal communication.
Working knowledge of various software programs including Google and Microsoft Office (particularly Sheets/Excel and Slides/PowerPoint).
Effective oral and written communications.
Ability to travel to various destinations, such as to Vendor/Supplier locations.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.
The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.
Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.
EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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Notification to Agencies:
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