Site Quality Manager

Location: Hagerstown, MD

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Job Posted
Jun 04, 2024
Company: TerrAscend

Company & Role Overview



It's a Joint Effort

Site Quality Manager

Where you'll be planted:

To be blunt, this role is about:

  • Developing, implementing and managing quality and HACCP plans to meet and maintain GMP compliance.
  • Overseeing and ensuring compliance with all internal corporate programs and requirements designed for production of safe, quality products.
  • Reviewing and approving changes to documentation such as procedures, methods, record keeping, formulas, etc.
  • Working closely with internal and external teams to improve and maintain site quality initiatives as the company scales.
  • Collaborating with Production and Facilities teams to develop and manage facility and equipment maintenance, calibration and sanitation programs.
  • Managing raw material and finished product testing program utilizing internal and contract laboratories including sampling, testing and approving for use.
  • Developing and maintaining GMP training and audit programs.
  • Developing and implementing audit schedule for products, processes, and procedures to ensure continued conformance to internal and GMP requirements.
  • Managing the creation, revision, audit, and continuous improvement of internal controlled documents.
  • Managing, training, coaching and developing Quality Department staff to effectively review documentation, evaluate data and report quality insights.
  • Managing Quality Department oversight of holding, quarantine and authorization for release for raw materials, ingredients, in-process materials, packaging and labeling components and finished products.
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting on raw material, in-process, packaging and finished product specifications.
  • Managing CAPA program to investigate and address complaint and non-conformance events.
  • Participating as a member of the recall team if a recall becomes necessary.
  • Leading a mock recall annually.
  • Proposing improvements to resolve quality, production and efficiency problems and participate in cross functional teams to achieve success.
  • Supporting the evolution of a culture of quality by actively observing and engaging with people, products and processes to identify opportunities for improvement and reinforce success through leadership.

What we're high on...We value diverse skillsets, talents, and experiences. To be successful in this role we know you'll need:

  • Bachelor of Science in food science, microbiology, chemistry or other life science degree required
  • At least 2-4 years of experience with 21 CFR 111 or 117 required
  • Understanding and experience with FSMA, GMP and HACCP principles
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative microbiology and chemistry methods including HPLC
  • Experience with GMP training
  • Experience with GMP audits
  • Experience with Lean / Six Sigma Process Management (Preferred)
  • Prior experience working in the Medical Marijuana Production Environment (Preferred)
  • Experience with state mandated inventory compliance software- ex. MJ Freeway, BioTrack, METRC (Preferred)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and working collaboratively in a team environment is required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex problems
  • Self-motivated to learn and improve.
  • Strong mathematical skills with ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide various units of measure and be able to convert between units of measure.
  • Proficient in computer programs including database management, spreadsheet applications, word processing and e-mail.
  • Microsoft Office: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook - Mail, Contact, and Calendar.
  • Ability to work independently and both manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Effectively communicate in English, both written and verbal.
  • Capable of sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, squatting and/or walking for extended periods.

Benefits (full-time employees eligible):

  • Employee Discount (all employees eligible)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (with telehealth option)
  • 401k with 4% company matching (100% vested immediately)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability

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