Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Joliet, IL

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Job Posted
Mar 16, 2024
Company: Cresco Labs, LLC

Company & Role Overview

Summary

COMPANY OVERVIEW

MISSION STATEMENT

JOB SUMMARY

CORE JOB DUTIES

  • Responsible for management of site QA staff.
  • Performs finished product sampling and inspection.
  • Performs equipment and product line clearances before production runs.
  • Manages and writes customer complaints and product investigations, helping to assess risk, identify root cause, CAPA plans, and implementing solutions with business partners.
  • Assist with QMS document writing and revisions, including routing and/or approval of change request packages.
  • Inspects packaged orders to ensure correct content and quantities, as deemed necessary.
  • Inspects retain samples and customer return samples, as deemed necessary.
  • Reviews in-process batch documentation, logbooks, test results, and good documentation practices.
  • Discusses issues and concerns directly with line personnel and operations management so any corrections and improvements can be made in a timely manner.
  • Performs reviews and audits as assigned.
  • Collaborates with operational functions to troubleshoot manufacturing and production defects, CAPA, and customer complaints. Provides advice with process improvements to eliminate errors and reduce risk.
  • Consolidates technical information from operations and manufacturing personnel and prepares written investigation and CAPA reports which may be provided to state regulators. Discuss quality-related issues with state regulators, as needed.
  • Monitors compliance to established Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and SQF (Safe Quality Foods) guidance.
  • Facilitates creation of and/or updates to product safety plans or product process parameters.
  • Provides recommendations for product discontinuation, quarantine, destruction, rework, withdrawal/recall to operations and quality management.
  • Conducts all duties in compliance with safety rules, applicable SOPs, and other applicable guidelines.
  • 5-10% travel to other facilities and states to help with new market launches, training, etc.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • Bachelors Degree, 5+ years' experience in a quality role
  • Prior experience in highly regulated industry: healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods (food), cannabis. Highly desirable: FDA, HACCP, SQF experience
  • Prior experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control function
  • Prior experience with product sampling, inspection procedures, customer complaints, product investigations, and CAPA
  • Prior experience in regulatory agency audits and correspondence.
  • Ability to follow written procedures and monitor others for adherence to written procedures
  • Ability to create or update written procedures with site operations personnel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including writing executive summaries and communicating with senior level operations, quality management team, and regulatory agencies
  • Detail-oriented
  • Utilizes critical thinking to troubleshoot issues, work collaboratively with a team to brainstorm solutions, and implement improvement solutions
  • Manage personnel, including performance management, setting vision, priorities, etc.

BENEFITS

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

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Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

401(k) with Company Match, Career Advancement, Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Inclusive Environment, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

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About Cresco Labs, LLC

Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey. Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEED initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all in cannabis. At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.