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Plant QA Manager

International Flavors & Fragrances

International Flavors & Fragrances

Quality Assurance
Pryor, OK, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Requisition ID : 501701

Job Description

At IFF , an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will #DoMoreGood for people and planet. Learn more at iff.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. (NYSE: IFF)

We are looking for our next QA Manager at our Pryor, OK location.

This position manages the Pryor plant’s quality management system to improve customer satisfaction and to continually improve the plant’s product quality & product safety related performance. This individual will be responsible to define and lead compliance requirements to meet both business and strategic needs.

The position supervises the day-to-day activities of the quality team (QA/QC/Micro/Environmental) at the Pryor plant, implements product quality and product safety improvement strategies at the plant level, establishes and publishes appropriate product quality and product safety performance metrics, and analyzes and improves performance.

The position reports to the plant manager and helps to ensure that the plant complies with corporate policies and procedures and all regulatory requirements as they pertain to product quality and product safety.

Job Requirements

  • The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Define, implement, and lead the Pryor plant’s quality and product safety management systems including both quality assurance and quality control.
  • Manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated quality management system in order to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and with the plant’s applicable third-party certification standards.
  • Work with the plant leadership team to ensure that the plant’s established quality and product safety guidelines, policies and procedures are followed effectively. Provide training and direction and overall leadership to drive the quality process and compliance.
  • Ensure audit readiness for quality and product safety related audits including:
  • Internal audits used to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, GMP’s, and internal programs.
  • External quality-related audits of the Pryor site conducted by outside agencies, regulatory authorities, or by specific customers.
  • Vendor audits in cooperation with the corporate / regional quality and product safety organization, as needed.
  • Accountable for site quality objectives. Collect and analyze sources of quality data for need to initiate corrective or preventive action.
  • Responsible for the review and assessment of management of change (MOC), complaints, non-conformances, deviations and other quality data for need to perform root cause investigations.
  • Effectively develop and mentor the plant quality team to ensure succession planning and to support the future growth of the business.
  • Ensure adherence to IFF’s Quality, Sustainability and Environmental Policies and Procedures.
  • Comply with all company policies, including maintaining a drug-free workplace.
  • Support an environment of continuous improvement within the assigned area of responsibility.


  • Must at the minimum possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree (4-year University degree) in food science, microbiology, biochemistry, engineering, or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in food manufacturing, dietary ingredient manufacturing, dietary supplement manufacturing or other similar regulated field, preferably with experience in quality control, quality assurance or regulatory affairs.
  • Must have strong leadership skills with the ability to lead people in both direct and indirect management relationships.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills, have a collaborative mindset, and possess the ability to work in a team environment.


  • This position works in a manufacturing environment.


  • This position reports to the Pryor plant manager and has direct supervisory responsibility for the plant’s quality team including quality assurance and quality control.
  • Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.