Director, QA and Process Engineering

  • Company: BeneFit Cosmetics
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: BEFI100475
  • Date of publication: 2020.10.07

Position

The Director of Process Engineering and Quality Assurance is in charge of product industrialization from scale-up to the assembling lines validations in the factories. He/ She ensures that final product delivered to our customers complies with company's quality standards and external regulations.


Profile

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that qualification of first production runs at vendors is performed as needed.
  • Ensure that the in-line testing required during production is implemented during the line qualification.
  • Give support to vendors for the validation of new product launches (in priority at new vendors and complex formula)
  • Responsible to ensure that documents and controls are in place for manufacturing processes at contracts manufacturers.
  • Lead process improvement efforts at contract manufacturers
  • Interface with Marketing team to ensure timely approvals of pilot batches for new formulas developments
  • Responsible for technical validation of all new filling vendors
  • Plan and oversee inspection and testing of incoming and outgoing product to confirm quality conformance to specifications.
  • Develop and lead Quality improvement efforts at identified suppliers.
  • Develop appropriate Quality Control activities in Development processes.
  • Implement and audit GLPs and GMPs practices as they relate to cosmetics and personal care.
  • Identify training needs for the team and take actions to ensure company-wide compliance
  • Monitors and evaluates appropriateness of facilities quality control plans and practices
  • Designs, schedules and conducts quality review audits as appropriate to packaging suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Provide training and support to Quality Assurance Team on Systems, Procedures, Policies and core Processes
  • Analyze and investigate product complaints or reported quality issue to ensure closure in accordance with company guidelines and external regulatory requirements.

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to translate regulations into practical business applications
  • Knowledge of data collection techniques.
  • Knowledge of system management processes/systems as required in designated positions.
  • Knowledge of data modeling methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of product development/analytical and testing requirements. Able to measure and audit the overall competency of a lab. Capable of overseeing the Stability, Compatibility, Toxicology and Microbiology requirements and standards of our typical products.
  • Ability to successfully facilitate team meetings internally and with international partners
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline (micro biology, chemistry, etc.) and/or experience equal to 10 years of full-time work in related fields.
  • Desired skills are manufacturing flow/process experience,
  • Six Sigma specialist training/qualification desired
  • Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering, Process Engineering experience preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed including international travel.
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