Quality Assurance Supervisor

Lakeland FL BlueTriton Brands

BlueTriton is a leading provider of spring and purified water products – the name behind your favorite bottled water brands. We are proud to offer an extensive portfolio of highly recognizable, responsibly sourced, and sustainably packaged spring water in addition to other quality products and services. Get ready to quench your thirst with exciting possibilities when you join BlueTriton for a fiercely good career doing work that matters.

Water might seem simple enough, but there is a lot going on beneath the surface. Working in a factory or warehouse requires rolling up your sleeves to get things done and the tenacity to go the extra mile again and again. We believe the rewards are worth the effort: a business you help shape, a supportive team you learn from, and the chance to have a sustainable impact in which you can truly be proud.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Supervisor to be located in Zephyrhills, Florida and report to the Manager, Quality Assurance. 
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:     

•    Serve as the lead within the plant for Company Quality initiatives including, the implementation of the BlueTriton Brands Quality Management System 
•    Serves as Food Safety and Quality System (FSMS) Team Leader to ensure the training of Food Safety Team Members, ensure that the FSQS is established, implemented, maintained, and updated and reports to the Factory & Market Quality Managers on FSQS effectiveness & suitability 
•    Prepare for all Company Quality Audits, ISO audits and respond to issues 
•   Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities 
•    Track, analyze, and lead initiatives for all quality and customer complaint issues within the plant 
•    Serve as plant liaison with the Customer Service Center, Consumer Affairs and with consumers for quality and complaint issues 
•    Prepare and maintain permitting and licensing for the plant 
•    Manage budgeting, purchasing and inventory of plant operating supplies such as filters, chemicals and lab supplies 
•    Coordinate activities and develop good relationship with key vendors 
•    Monitor the performance and competencies of plant QA staff and provide leadership, coaching and development as needed 
•    Lead the execution of cultural changes and activities needed to support BlueTriton Brands quality processes and procedures 
•    Develop initiatives to improve plant performance against BTB Quality measures and ensure plant compliance with company and regulatory standards 
•    Provide day-to-day leadership to the QA Department and act as the primary liaison to Corporate QA departments, Corporate and outside laboratories, and to external regulatory agencies (FDA, IBWA, EPA, etc.). 
•    May serve as plant representative for regional quality forums and initiatives 


Key qualifications include: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, microbiology or related field preferred. 
•    Prior QA or Manufacturing experience (3-5 years) required in lieu of degree.  
•    Prior microbiology laboratory management and manufacturing line inspection experience preferred 
•    Knowledge of ISO requirements and audits 
•    Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, HACCP, sanitation, and hygienic design 
•    Strong project management and computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint 
•    Quality system experience needed, SAP and Infinity preferred 
•    Proven leadership skills, coaching and developing leaders & employees 
•    Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and manage to/achieve metrics 
•    Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with frontline employees, peers,  and executives 
•    Ability to drive positive change in both processes and systems and culture 
•    Strong internal and external customer focus with great follow-up 
•    Ability to provide afterhours support to a 24 X 7 operation for critical issues 
•    Self-directed with high integrity and the maturity commensurate with being an effective manager 

BlueTriton Brands, Inc. (“BlueTriton”) is a water and beverage company in North America that produces and distributes a portfolio of brands of spring water, purified water, and other beverages, which include Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Ozarka®, Ice Mountain®, Zephyrhills®, Arrowhead®, Origin™, Saratoga®, AC+ION®, Pure Life®, B’EAU®, and Splash Refresher™. BlueTriton also owns and operates ReadyRefresh®, a water and beverage delivery service for homes and offices.

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, BlueTriton is a privately held company with operations and distribution primarily in the United States and Canada, employing more than 7,000 employees. BlueTriton manages water resources for long-term sustainability and helps protect more than 20,000 acres of watershed area owned by the company from harm and destruction. The company sources from 56 springs and has 30 production facilities across North America, with some verified to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard. BlueTriton is a Water Champion with The Water Council and has committed to be verified under their WAVE program.

BlueTriton Brands is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. BlueTriton Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at BlueTritonHR@bluetriton.com



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