1. Setting and monitoring compliance with Inventure Foods quality standards and facility
2. Developing and fine-tuning procedures needed
for audit compliance.
3. Defining clear, executable quality and
housekeeping standards and determining how progress will be measured.
4. Associate management, training, development
and mentoring. Creating a quality- driven culture based on scientific
interpretation of data and personal experience.
5. Maintaining appropriate records relating to
6. Maintaining the current SQF Level 3
1. Must partner with functional organizations to
align quality and housekeeping programs with company expectations and
2. Must execute the fundamentals and accept 100%
accountability for achieving quality and sanitation goals by consistently
managing performance and raising the bar.
3. Must partner with production area to ensure
that, with appropriate influence, issues regarding quality or sanitation
are resolved in a timely manner.
4. Must respond immediately to deviations that
may affect Customer or Consumer satisfaction or pose a liability to the
Company and take appropriate corrective action.
q Monitors the activities of the Quality Assurance Associates and
makes recommendations appropriately to the sampling, testing, and analysis
of all in-bound materials, in-process product and finished products to
ensure compliance with food laws, food safety programs, and Company standards
q Must be able to demonstrate and lead Good Manufacturing Practices,
define and follow company policies related to chemical use, and support
Quality and Food Safety initiatives including, auditing, inspections,
sampling, analysis, reporting, data management, trouble shooting, and
product / process improvement.
q Ensures that all specification manuals for raw, finished, and
packing materials are current and complete with the company insignia.
Maintains manuals regarding sanitation in current status.
q Establishes performance and program objectives for staff to ensure
reliability and validity of tests; maintains accurate and timely
reports/logs of test results including lot numbers on all incoming raw and
q Advises on and assists in determining disposition of “held”
product not meeting quality parameters’ reviews audit samples of “held”
product with production management and ensures substandard product is not
packed or shipped.
q Maintains and periodically reviews manuals for standard lab
q Initiates programs with outside vendors as needed to control pest
issues inside or outside of the Plant.
q Identifies and oversees training of backup Quality Assurance
Associates to ensure appropriate coverage during all production periods.
q Coordinates mock recall systems to test and refine local programs;
establishes and maintains procedures, policies and records relating to test
q Maintains accurate and up-to-date sanitation/housekeeping records
in compliance with all local, state and federal authorities.
q Develops and administers department budgets. Recommend equipment
and supplies needed to meet quality and sanitation goals.
q Identifies and outlines key accountabilities for the weekly
production cleanup activities ensuring maximum efficiency. Defines cleaning
procedures, materials required, safety compliance and time frames.
q Develops programs and procedures in line with audit goals.
q Prepares and participates in audits relating to Department of
Health and/or outside auditors, if applicable.
q Monitors state and federal legislative calendars to remain updated
on pending legislation that may affect the company.
q Work closely with production and other departments, vendors and or
consultants to determine root cause of quality issues as they arise and
participate in problem solving.
q Maintain well organized, detailed and progressive records. Manage
and organize production documentation.
q Support new product start ups by working
closely with production and R&D.
q Ability to work well with all levels of personnel individually and
in a team environment and the ability to interface and communicate with
production line associates, customers, regulatory agencies and executives.
q Be engaged in running the day-to-day business by demonstrating
leadership beyond normal / baseline job responsibilities that improve
business results. Lead team or business improvement meetings.
q Performs additional duties as assigned.
q Quality Assurance Associates
q Sanitation Associates
q Five plus years packaged consumer goods experience and specific
experience in the frozen food / frozen fruit area. Proven leadership and
experience in a Quality Assurance/Sanitation environment. Minimum 5 years
direct supervisory experience.
q Solid background in microbiology particularly with high risk foods
q Ability to develop an organization through proven leadership,
supervising, coaching and mentoring.
q Excellent interpersonal communication skills combined with
q Knowledge of Best Practices in Quality Assurance and Sanitation
q Significant experience in a deadline driven environment (i.e.,
production deadlines, shipping deadlines, customer response deadlines).
q Ability to “understand the big picture” and “think outside the
q Experience with high performance teams and a strong team player.
q SQF Certification.
q Strong commitment to company values.
Beneficial Skills and Experience:
q Knowledge of Food Safety Programs and Best Practices in Quality
and Sanitation programs.
q College degree or proven equivalent experience.
q Continuing education and training in Quality related topics.