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Site Quality Lead

Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Buellton
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

The CompanyPlatinum Performance was founded in 1996 by renowned equine veterinarian, Dr. Doug Herthel to support his cases in veterinary practice. From its earliest days, the company has held a strong commitment to veterinarians and the highest respect for their role in guiding the health, wellness and performance of the horse. For 25 years, Platinum Performance, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoetis, has been developing, manufacturing and marketing premium nutritional product formulas for wellness and athletic performance in horses as well as a range of pet care brands and human nutritional supplements.Platinum Performance and Zoetis understand the deep connection between people and their pets. We strive to provide veterinarians, horse owners, trainers, athletes and pet parents with the resources they need to provide the highest level of care and support.Our products can help improve the quality and extend the life of horses, dogs and cats, and those who love and rely on them for their livelihood. Our Website and original educational content and stories of inspiration help our clients learn about animal health and nutrition and inspire them to pursue their passion and dreams.The Buellton Site Quality Lead role is accountable for product quality and food safety and the site's regulatory compliance standing, ensuring adherence to all regulatory compliance requirements and cGMPs, maintaining a state of Inspection Readiness and ensuring a continuous supply of high quality product from the site.The Site Quality Lead champions the Quality and Food Safety Culture and takes proactive steps to prevent any decay in the state of quality and compliance and food safety at the site.The position reports to the Platform Quality Leader.The Site Quality Lead is a member of the Site Leadership Team and participates in setting the strategic direction of the quality unit and the site as well as managing day to day quality operations. The position also co-chairs the site Quality Council (with the Site Lead) to drive continuous improvement and compliance objectives as well as prioritizing quality and food safety culture improvement initiatives.The role has ownership of the Site Risk Assessment Process - leading the Site Leadership through the process on a predetermined cadence.The Quality Lead uses data and metrics to drive continuous improvement in site quality and food safety systems as well as Product Quality. Additionally - the role is responsible for creating and executing the Site Quality Roadmap.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Stewardship and Leadership of the Quality and Food Safety Culture within the Quality Function as well as across the Site.

  • Establishing / Reinforcing the Quality and Food Safety Culture on the Site; Contributing member of the Site Leadership Team
  • Implementation of Quality and Food Safety Standards and ensures sustainability of Food Safety Systems
  • Maintains Site Inspection Readiness for all applicable regulatory agencies including USDA, FDA, CDFA, NASC and SQF and acts as the company point of contact to lead inspection readiness for the site.
  • Ensure that products are manufactured and released in compliance with pertinent Regulatory standards and Registration Files (and requirements of appropriate Reg Bodies) and partnering with the regulatory team on all activities relating to regulatory compliance.
  • Overall Site Product Portfolio Quality Stewardship owner and accountability.Stewardship and Ownership of Site Quality System
    • Verifies product labeling to ensure nutritional accuracy.
    • Promote Compliance and Audit findings/remediation and ensure standards of food safety are maintained throughout the site
    • Ensuring QC Testing meets Regulatory Compliance and GMPs via overseeing development and implementation of standards, methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and analyzing both raw materials and finished products.
    • Proactive Ownership of the Site Risk Assessment process including oversight of the supplier quality programs, including supplier audits and supplier qualification processes.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of the Quality Plan / Quality Road Map
    • Share Leadership of Site Quality Council and Metrics
    • Develop metrics to deliver product and process improvement.
    • Insure the Validation Master Plan is compliant and up to date. (Validation strategy and site compliance)
    • Collects and analyzes process data for new or modified production lines.
    • Investigates Quality related client inquiries
    • Collaborate with other organization/sites leaderships concerning quality system activitiesStaff and Leadership Responsibilities
      • Champion Leadership Development / Coaching of Staff; Creation of Learning Organization
      • Ensure Training and Development plans are in place for all Quality associates.
      • Development of Site Quality budget and resource planning for roll up to the Site and Company budget.
      • Support the development of Quality goals and targets as part of the organization's strategic plan.ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPSProvide the primary groups or key positions that this position will have interaction with as a regular part of the position responsibilities. Include any external interactions as appropriate.This position will achieve results through Leadership of Colleagues with a direct reporting relationship as well as indirectly through partnership and collaboration with the site Lead and extended site Leadership team and company functions as listed below* to assure quality goals and strategic objectives are met.*Quality Platform Lead, Global Quality Organisation including Quality Systems and Standards (QSS) and Auditing. GMS Leadership Team, Platinum Performance Leadership Teams, Site Enabling Functions (ie: Engineering; GMT; Finance, HR etc), Operational Excellence, Regulatory Affairs, Research and Development, Commercial Team including Medical, Client experience and Marketing, and software Development TeamsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
        • Food Science, Food Technology, Biological or Organic Chemistry or Engineering BS / MS / PhD
        • Demonstrated significant leadership experience in a Quality Role in Supplement / Animal Health / Human Health manufacturing
        • Operations or Quality Experience in Food or Nutritional Supplement Manufacturing preferred
        • FDA, USDA, and NASC, SQF and FSMA regulated work experiences desired
        • Fluent with Six Sigma and/or Lean ManufacturingTECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
          • Excellent communicator and collaborator
          • Does well in a Change Management environment, Acts as a Change Agent
          • Problem solver, root cause analysis methodology
          • Process oriented mindset; data and continuous improvement orientation
          • Able to work well in complex environmentPHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
            • Position located in Buellton, California
            • Minimal off-site travel
            • Occasional non-core hour work anticipatedACRONYM DEFINITIONS
              • GMT: Global Manufacturing Technology
              • QSS: Quality Systems and Stadnards
              • USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
              • SQF: Safe Quality Food
              • FSMA: Food Safety Modernisation Act
              • NASC: National Animal Supplement Council
              • CDFA: California Department of Food and AgricultureFull timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Santa Maria , Site Quality Lead, Other , Buellton, California

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