Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC
Banner Who are we? Watch to find out! Do you have a long-term vision for your career? Are you ready to join a company that aligns with your values and beliefs? At Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (KAES), 90% of our earnings are reinvested in the company so that we can create opportunities and long-term value for our customers, employees and society. Our culture is defined by the Market-Based Management (MBM) philosophy which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create. The Product Stewardship team is seeking a Corporate Quality Manager to join our team in Wichita, KS. The Product Stewardship group is responsible for product quality systems, product-related hazard communication and management (SDSs and labels), product-related licenses (such as US State and foreign country fertilizer, additive and pesticide licenses), and chemical registrations. In addition, the Product Stewardship group reviews and advises on marketing claims, agreements, and intellectual property, such as trademarks and commercial labels. Reporting to the Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES) Product Stewardship Director, the Corporate Quality Manager will work directly with plant laboratory managers, chemists, operations leaders and plant managers to ensure product quality, quality systems and laboratory management information systems and practices are consistent and continuously improving. A Day In The Life Typically Includes: * Provide oversight and support for 6 fertilizer manufacturing facility laboratories across the US and Canada to drive quality, consistency and efficiency * Coordinate with US and Canadian ammonia terminals on product quality management * Develop and improve processes, procedures, methods and tools needed to ensure product quality, compliance and risk management programs across all sites * Develop and deliver training to employees whose responsibilities may impact product quality, including laboratory personnel * Assist in and drive quality investigations and ensure appropriate and consistent documentation * Mentor network of laboratory managers and chemists across the fleet to develop and maintain a self-sustaining knowledge network * Oversee the KAES Corporate Quality Management System, Cost of Poor Quality, Stop Load Limits and assist in Process Health improvement * Communicate with business and site leaders regarding trends in quality management * Engage with regulatory agencies as needed, conduct self-assessments and oversee round-robin testing and other QA/QC verification testing programs * Maintain knowledge of US State and Canadian fertilizer specifications and regulations to assist operating facilities in meeting specifications and requirements What You Will Need: Basic Qualifications: * 3 years experience in a technical, research, medical, industrial or quality laboratory setting * Chemistry experience * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Strong organizational and interpersonal skills * Strong initiative and drive for continuous improvement * BS Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Public Health, Environmental Science or related field * Willing and able to drive up to 25% of the time What Will Put You Ahead? Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in ISO and cGMP standards * Experience with method development and validation * Experience with maintenance of lab equipment * Experience working with chemical regulations, regulatory agencies and industry groups (including FDA, Dept. of Ag, USDA, AAPCO) * Experience and knowledge of fertilizer production, operations and quality parameters * Experience and knowledge of commodity fertilizer production processes (ability to interpret P&IDs) * Masters degree or PhD in Chemistry or Biology Want to learn more about KAES? This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: *********************************** Follow us KAES-LinkedIn KRC-Twitter KRC-Facebook KRC-YouTube
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