ABOUT BAILY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Baily International, Inc. was founded in 1983 to serve the growing needs of
the Asian Wholesale Food Market. Our company manufactures practically
everything you would find on a Chinese buffet; including but not limited
to: a variety of eggrolls, tofu, wontons, crab Rangoon, fortune cookies,
pot stickers and various types of noodles. With multiple plants having USDA
and FDA certifications, Baily is well-equipped to meet or exceed our
Quality and Food Safety are essential and
as we expand our business beyond the Asian Wholesale Food Market, and we
are looking for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join our team
and assist us in support of our business growth plans.
This is an exciting position and the ideal candidate will have direct
responsibility for managing all aspects of Plant Quality Assurance to
provide high quality products that meet customer expectations and comply
with USDA and FDA Regulations. Solid leadership skills are essential and
the candidate must demonstrate the ability to master and implement all QA
policies, programs and procedures and be able to manage and effectively
follow up on multiple projects and assignments.
The Plant Quality and Safety Assurance
Manager will report directly to Companyís Executive Team.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Must be intimately involved
and responsible for securing all aspects of food safety from
ingredients received to the production and shipment of food from all
facilities and ensuring HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices are
met. The root cause of instances of food safety
deficiencies, if any, are to be determined and resolved as
quickly as possible. Determining the triggers that interfere with food
safety and developing predictors that eliminate the risk are key to maintaining Food Safety.
- Acts as the primary facility
contact for USDA and FDA personnel to resolve issues and maintain
constructive relationships. Keeping all regulatory documentation
organized, accurate, and available is essential. Will be required to
apply for and obtain all necessary plant requirements and label
- Establish and achieve passing
scores on customer, third party, and regulatory audits is required by
maintaining constant audit readiness. The person in this position is
responsible to see that corrective actions of all deficiencies
identified by an audit are completed in a timely manner.
- Responsible for ensuring that
food quality is consistently met including;
- Finished product quality
attributes with targets and ranges are to be identified and set while
taking into account process capability.
- Supporting specification
changes and test procedures are to be published in a timely manner.
- Identifying and resolving the
issues arriving from customer complaints is a primary responsibility.
The root cause of customer complaints are identified and resolved
within the timeframe of the Customer Complaint policy.
- Challenging quality
specification and production capability becomes a normal routine.
- Set an example of leadership
by the ongoing coaching, development, and training of all plant
employees and others, that perform food
safety and quality related tasks.
- Development of a QA
laboratory and performing necessary tasks is key
to maintaining Food Safety/GMP and resultant food safety and quality.
- Collection of data needed to
make Food Safety and Food Quality decisions needs to be well thought
out, correct, complete, and presented in a manner that facilitates
evaluation and conclusion. Lab data needs to be stored in the
prescribed corporate database. Where appropriate, the Lab needs to be
set up to do routine microbiological testing and personnel need to be
trained to achieve accurate and consistent microbiological results.
- Efficiency of operation
extends beyond that of the Laboratory. Must have intimate knowledge of
laboratory and production processes and actively engaged in evaluating
processes within the facility to remove waste and reduce cost. The
expertise of this role should be sought out by Operations to evaluate
and resolve issues.
- Conducts a continuing review
of all GMPís, QA, SSOPís, and Food Safety policies, programs and
practices to keep the company abreast of current practices and
informed of new developments. Supports operations in ensuring that
training, testing, and new product development is done in compliance
with applicable USDA, customer, and company standards.
TRAINING & ORIENTATION
- Develops and performs
training programs relating to all areas of HACCP, food safety, and QA
policies and procedures. Conduct semi-annual training on QA and food
safety related topics to ensure compliance with USDA, customer, and
management development topics.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor of Science degree
(B.S.) from four-year college or university;
and more than five years related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Should have knowledge of
Accounting; Database; Human Resource systems; Internet; Inventory;
Manufacturing; Project Management; Spreadsheet; Word Processing; and
Product Lifecycle software.
- HACCP Certification
- SQF Practitioner
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Manufacturing Plant
- Must move/lift up to 50lbs.
Job Type: Full-time
- Food Processing Quality
Management: 10 years
- HACCP and SQF: 5 years
Job Type: Full-time
- Quality Assurance: 10 years