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Manager, Quality and Food Safety
Boulder Organic Foods - Niwot, CO

 

Boulder Organic Foods Job Description - Production

Title: Manager, Quality and Food Safety
Reports To: CEO
FSLA Status: Exempt/Salaried
Comp DOE
Location: Niwot, CO

Position Summary:
This role provides overall direction, development, maintenance, training, certification auditing, verification, and validation for the Boulder Organic LLC SQF System Food Safety and Quality Plans. This role serves as the SQF Practitioner as well as the company point of contact for the FDA, USDA, and State of Colorado Health Department, and SQF, Organic, Gluten-Free, and Non –GMO Certification Bodies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the consistent quality and food safety of all food products produced by Boulder Organic Foods LLC.
  • Serves as the company contact for all governmental regulatory agencies with respect to food safety/quality and maintains compliance with all applicable legislation.
  • Authoring and development of the company SQF System Food Safety and Quality Plans and the associated Policies, Prerequisite Programs, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Logs and Forms.
  • Maintaining compliance and certification for the SQF System, The National Organic, Gluten-Free, and Non-GMO programs. Conducts internal audits and arranges third party auditing to demonstrate compliance to certification guidelines.
  • Training of all employees on the SQF System as noted in the Training Needs Analysis.
  • Serves as SQF practitioner and HACCP Team Leader.
  • Provides scientific analysis of products and processes in an effort to improve product quality and consistency as well as improvement of the SQF System.
  • Records all applicable lot numbers for product traceability in the event of a recall.
  • Verifies and Validates the SQF System as a whole, and makes necessary correction or changes as needed.
  • Maintains the company recycling program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microbiology, Chemistry and Physics and their application as they relate to Food Safety and Quality.
  • Ability to problem solve and create food safety and quality processes, corrective actions,
  • Initiative — ability to work independently; ensure responsive timely follow-up; meeting of deadlines; demonstrate a sense of urgency; ability to prioritize; organizational skills.
  • Excellent Communication Skills — efficient and effective oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels of the organization; builds and maintains strong relationships with peers.
  • Strong teamwork skills and ability to foster a positive and productive environment.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that fluctuates in response to customer demand.
  • Commitment to company values.

Education/Experience Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Food Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in food production plant operations; Cook/Chill experience a major plus.
  • Proficient with general business and manufacturing software including MS Office, the SQF reliance database, FDA Food Defense Plan Builder, PHP, and server side applications.
  • Proven track record of improved results in the areas of quality, safety, service and cost.
  • Certified HACCP training required. Implementing SQF Systems training and examination with passing score required. Working knowledge of GMP, HACCP, and SQF code Level 3. Experience in a SQF facility preferred.
  • Have an understanding of the requirements to implement and maintain SQF systems at Level 3 for all products and facilities covered in the company’s scope of certification.
  • Experience with government regulatory requirements in the processing of food and ability to work with regulatory bodies such as the FDA, USDA, OTCO, GFCO, OSHA, etc.

Reporting to this position: Approximately 3 direct reports including the Inventory Coordinator and Sanitation Team

Coverage Personnel: CEO; Facilities Manager; Plant Manager; Inventory Coordinator

This is a full time, salaried position with medial and dental insurance. Small company with outstanding core values and family atmosphere. To be considered, please submit cover letter and resume. Applicants without quality and food safety experience will not be considered.

Required experience:

  • Significant quality and food safety experience required: 5 years

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