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#1 chichai

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:19 AM

Hi there! I work in a food manufacturing company and I know JD's of plant manager vs QA manager. But just want to know which position is higher and has more responsibility? Thanks!



#2 Charles.C

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:37 AM

Hi there! I work in a food manufacturing company and I know JD's of plant manager vs QA manager. But just want to know which position is higher and has more responsibility? Thanks!

 

The Organization Chart should reveal who reports to who. This is the hierarchical logic. The overt one anyway.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:32 PM

Usually the plant manager will trump the QA manager. Generally plant manager is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the facility. Alternatively, may be at a peer level with both parties answering to the CEO or the like


Because we always have is never an appropriate response!


#4 BrummyJim

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

Of course it depends on whether you want fact or opinion!



#5 chichai

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 12:29 AM

That's the problem Charles. It's not that clear. I'm getting some opinions BrummyJim for it's our 1st time to have plant mgr. Well scampi i don't think its fair to just trump the QA mgr working for 25yrs in the company with a new comer of 6months only.  :silly:

Thanks for the opinion guys.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:43 AM

Hello All,

 

In our organization, our Head QA/QC is independent and is directly reporting to our mother company in the US. Only the CEO from the US can overturn her decision regarding releasing the product. Even our General Manager the highest position in our company can't reverse her decision when quality, safety and legality of the product is concerned.

 

Plant Manager and QC/QC Manager are laterally the same in our org chart. 

 

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#7 ChristinaG

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:31 PM

At our plant, QA reports to the Operations Manager and the rest of the upper management team (sales, division president, etc.).

Ours is a really small (<100 employees) facility, though, so the chain of command can sometimes get murky.


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