Primary responsibility for the quality and food safety compliance of all
food manufactured within the given plant of responsibility. Serve as the
primary contact for all regulatory concerns from the State, USDA/FSIS and
FDA. Lead enforcement activity to support and maintain third party audit
certifications and qualification. Support the programs to meet and exceed
customer specification requirements. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the charge for BRC
qualification or passing third party audit score-as defined in the
Address USDA inquiries;
respond to NR’s
Conduct annual HACCP, Food
Defense, GMP program reassessments
Provide process reviews of
Provide program training
Support, lead and develop
Investigate and respond to
Report on KPI’s within the
department on an agreed frequency
Understand the drivers of the
Advise/respond to any
identified risk in the operation
Work cohesively with
colleagues and regulators
Provide timely disposition of
products on hold
Operate the department within
Bachelor of Science in Food
Science, Microbiology or related field of study; five 5 years of
previous supervisory experience in a microbiology lab or QA
A minimum of 5 years
managerial experience in a food manufacturing plant.
Working knowledge of Excel,
Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to communicate well
with all levels.
Proficient in Microsoft Word,
Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
AS400 and PRISM experience a
Must have knowledge of HACCP,
GMPS(s), SOP(s) and Food Safety Principles.
Strong leadership and
Recent HACCP certification
and/or training a plus.
Familiar with the Global Food
Safety Initiative, either BRC or SQF.
To learn more about Ruiz visit www.elmonterey.com
Ruiz is an EOE M/F/D/V