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Food Quality and Safety Assurance Manager 
Baily Foods International - 
St. Louis, MO

 

 

 

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 customer needs.

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.

Overview: 
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 approvals.
  • 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 Certification preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Manufacturing Plant Environment
  • Must move/lift up to 50lbs.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food Processing Quality Management: 10 years
  • HACCP and SQF: 5 years

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • St. Louis, MO

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 10 years

 

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