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#1148 - Quality Assurance Manager
Fuji Food Products - Santa Fe Springs, CA

 

 

 

Quality Assurance Manager - Santa Fe Springs, CA

Job Summary:
The QA Manager provides leadership and direction to the Quality Assurance (QA) technicians in developing, implementing and maintaining the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) program, quality assurance (QA) program, food safety program and bioterrorism act, recall program, Listeria program, and sanitation program. The QA Manager is accountable for providing assistance to various departments within Fuji Food Products to ensure that our safety and quality programs are followed and in compliance with related regulations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. degree in food science or B.S degree in food science with related experience.
  • Minimum 1 year previous experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Fully develops and implements HACCP plans, quality program, sanitation program, pest control program, and Good Manufacturing Practices for assigned facilities. Responsible for general food safety and regulatory issues.
  • Supervises and provides proper training to QA technicians and provides solutions for operational issues.
  • Accomplishes departmental human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job
  • expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job contributions; recommending compensation actions; and adhering to established policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates any new facility startups by ensuring that regulations are being followed properly.
  • Implements sanitation program and find solutions to sanitation problems.
  • Gives the final decision in approval of new suppliers/ raw ingredients.
  • Work closely with R&D in developing new products.
  • Addresses customer complaints and conducts investigation if necessary.
  • Initiates or assigns specific projects to improve quality and safety of products.
  • Conducts internal audits and hosts external auditors.
  • Travels to other Fuji Food Products facilities to accomplish special projects and delegate functions to local supervisors.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements-

  • HACCP certified or familiar with HACCP plan.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)-

  • Managing People** – Exhibits strong interpersonal and team building skills; Maintains a professional demeanor and the ability to interact with others at any level within the organization. Includes staff in planning, decision making, facilitating and process improvements; Interviews, hires, trains and evaluates performance of staff; Makes self available to staff, Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Handles sensitive and confidential information with extreme professionalism; Fosters quality focus in others; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Communication –** Ability to read & communicate fluently in English, both orally and in writing. Demonstrates professional level writing and verbal communication skills. Expresses himself/herself verbally in a clear, concise and persuasive manner. Listens actively and demonstrates empathy when appropriate. Builds rapport with others. Adjusts communication style appropriately when interacting with and providing feedback to employees or customers. Produces clear, concise and well-organized written documents. Uses standard grammar effectively.
  • Team Work** – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Contributes to building positive team spirit and skills of team members; Establishes and maintains co-operative working relationships with others at all levels. Balances team and individual responsibilities; Works well in a team environment and motivates team to achieve exceptional levels of performance. Fosters trust and cooperation among team members and others; Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Productivity –** Demonstrates a good work ethic along with the ability to work independently and maintain productivity in the absence of direct supervision. Organizes and manages time effectively; Demonstrates punctual, regular attendance; Completes important projects as assigned. Efficiently prioritizes work, as well as organizes, prioritizes, and directs the work of others. Consistently works to meet deadlines, even in changing circumstances. Takes initiative.
  • Quality** – Exhibits a high level of attention to detail by producing work that is complete and accurate, and meets expectations for quality. Strives to eliminate problems and errors. Makes suggestions for improvements in processes. Seeks opportunities to improve productivity/services.
  • Technical Skills** – Computer proficiency with ability to effectively use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Ability to perform accurate lab microbiological and chemical analysis, and make sound recommendations using scientific background and knowledge. Ability to multi-task in a dynamic fast paced environment. Self-motivated and capable of independent decision making.

ABOUT US:

Fuji Food Products is a leading manufacturer and nationwide distributor of fresh savory foods. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged sushi in the country. Under recognized brands such as Fujisan, and Okami, among others; our products include salads, sandwiches, wraps, platters, rice bowls, organic edamame, spring rolls, veggie burgers and other appetizing grab-and-go meals and snacks. These fresh healthy products can be found in airports, convenience stores, major grocery stores, club format stores and other retail locations across 45 states. The Company has three production facilities and 7 major distribution centers. All corporate manufacturing facilities are fully USDA, FDA and GFSI certified.

We recognize that our success depends on the loyalty and commitment of individual employees who work together as a team to accomplish goals. We offer employees a safe, friendly, team-oriented environment where employees can learn, grow and succeed at meeting challenging yet realistic performance objectives in a supportive environment.

BENEFITS:

We offer competitive pay; Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; voluntary coverage (STD, LTD, Critical Illness, Accident); an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); a 401k retirement savings plan; holiday pay, plus a great working environment, a culture of trust and growth opportunities for our employees.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

We appreciate your interest in Fuji Food Products, part of the Meruelo Group. We are an equal opportunity employer. The Company will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. We also prohibit harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. When completing this application, you may exclude information that would disclose or otherwise reference your race, religion, age, sex, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. If you have any questions or need assistance or any accommodation in completing this application, please contact your local Fuji Food Products HR Department at http://www.fujifood.com/contact.html.

Required experience:

  • Food manufacturing: 1 year

 

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