Sr. Officer/ Executive QA – Hershey

The Company

Every day we’re invited into people’s moments of goodness.  A little Kiss left in a lunch box. A Reese’s cup after the big game. Sharing SkinnyPop popcorn and a movie. It’s a pretty special place to be.

Rooted in our Values

Our founder, Milton Hershey, had a vision to make chocolate accessible to everyone. His dedication to creating a better world continues to inspire our mission statement or as we call it, our purpose, of making more moments of goodness. 

Our brands and values create a unique place in people’s hearts and minds, differentiates our business and inspires our future growth.

We are inspired by our long-standing values of togetherness, integrity, making a difference and excellence. These values make our company a special place to work and can be seen in the daily actions of each of our employees around the world.

Caring for our people and communities, taking care of the planet, helping children succeed and making the best quality, affordable snacks for people everywhere to enjoy have driven us for more than 125 years and will continue to do so.

Summary:

Sr. Officer/ Executive QA is responsible to maintain all activities related to day-to-day operations of the Mandideep plant.

The role monitors QA parameters, shift activities managing, facing audits, maintaining documentation related to Quality Management Systems, monitoring and verification of process parameters and product specification, raw material and packaging material acceptance, finish goods release, food safety implementation, training the food handlers on GMP and monthly KPI reporting of Mandideep operation.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Process Quality Control

  • Periodic Inspection and analysis of Beverages, fruit drinks. Juices, Soymilks, Ketchups & instant tea & Coffee premixes.
  • Analysis of online blend samples and finished products for physicochemical and sensory parameters.
  • Periodic Checks for Finished Goods during packing operations.
  • Checks of finished Goods in warehouse, first pass & second pass quality checks & analysis.
  • Monitoring & analysis of Water treatment plant (Coagulation Water/ RO water).
  • Verification of records pertaining to Quality & food safety.
  • Monitoring GMP compliance.
  • Customer complaint analysis & RCA & CAPA
  • Timely Reporting of non-conformances observed and their resolution with RCA & CAPA.
  • Monitor adherence to SOPs in blending and packing operations.
  • Understand production issues and mitigate critical issues escalated; Guide team to resolve day to day to operational issues and own the SAP release and data reporting of Hershey India production.

Routine Audits

  • Conduct weekly and monthly audits like PHC, GMP, Super six etc.
  • Oversee execution of all internal audits for the Mandideep plant, including audits for global and internal systems.
  • Track and review all system related audit documentation: FFSC, QMS new standards, any SOPs, process change IQ/PQ/OQ and be cognizant of risks and hazards related to quality.

Training and development

  • Identify training needs for the plant based on product and quality requirements; Provide directions to the team for capability building
  • Oversee internal training sessions to be conducted as per agreed timelines
  • Plan trainings for the team to explain quality parameters and guidelines on a regular basis; Measure training effectiveness on a regular basis

Process Improvements

  • Constantly track the market to understand best practices in the areas of quality assurance and quality testing
  • Periodically review own areas of operations to seek opportunities to bring in best practices and reduce consumer complaints.
  • Present opportunities and benefits of incorporating newer methods to the supervisor
  • Assign approved initiatives to team and track progress; Actively participate in pilots and communicating initiative to other departments; Guide team as required

Personal Capability Development

  • Responsible and committed for the training and development plan for self 
  • Be the ‘owner’ for continuous growth under the supervision of the QRC Head

Key KPIs:

  • FSSAI & FSSC compliance
  • Audit non-compliance
  • Global quality food safety audit
  • PHC, Super six audit compliance
  • Reduction in customer complaints

Food safety training and certification

Join Auditor training

Minimum knowledge & skills

Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of technology fundamentals
  • Deep understanding of food safety and Quality
  • Understanding of FMCG Business and Financial Understanding
  • Experience in Project Quality Assurance, Process Quality, Supplier Technical Assurance Quality management system and regulatory compliance
  • Plant with co-manufacturing handling experience preferred

Skills:

  • Hands on knowledge on handling and calibration of analytical instruments.
  • Experience in Chemical analysis of food beverages.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge on Quality Management Standards appropriate to the business with experience of their application in a large scale-manufacturing and packing environment.
  • Exposure/ knowledge on FSSAI and other relevant regulations of the industry
  • Experience on use of statistical tools and their applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good communicator, sound administrator with very good working knowledge of computer.
  • Should be conversant with latest best practices on quality management.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with various functions across the organization.
  • Exposure in handling global clients with strong leadership skills for managing the internal teams.
  • Demonstrated change management abilities, including conflict resolution skills.

Education

Graduate/ Postgraduate in Food/ Dairy Technology/ Microbiology or Chemistry

Experience

3-5 Years of relevant experience in Quality/ manufacturing function in a food & beverage industry of good repute.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Comments

  • Sourabh Mishra
    June 18, 2022

    Dear sir ,
    I am intrested in bhopal location job any suitable opportunities any field sales,logistics, stock management,office work inform pls sourabhmishra888@gmail.com
    9755102100

  • Rohit khandagale
    June 19, 2022

    I am a Btech food technologist having 2 years of experience in VRS Foods (paras dairy). In production departmentas a technical officer.
    Pursuing MBA in Opration and supply chain management.
    Want to learn more things in new technologies and apply it with my skills and knowledge.

  • Raghuraj uikey
    June 22, 2022

    Sir i am at present working in hershey india pvt.ltd. mandideep location as a chemist (Q.R.C.) from 08/12/2014 to till date ,i realy want to get opportunity to work as a sr.officer…thanks

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