Assurance Manager - Food Industry Nutrition Bars - Los Angeles, CA
Manage the internal quality
audit function for the site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective
and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's
Quality Management System.
Site leader responsible for
on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan.
Attend site leadership
meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: in sanitation,
food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.
Enforce production suspension
to ensure food safety and quality continuity.
Ensure regulatory compliance
with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities and act as divisionís
primary liaison with these agencies.
Develop & implement site
specific programs for GMPís, SSOPís, allergen control etc.
Develop and conduct site
specific training programs for employees.
Manage HACCP and SSOP
validations and verifications.
Manage to contract 3rd party
labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed /
Perform 3rd party audit
preparation and supplier audits as necessary.
requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope.
Work with management, sales
and customers as needed to understand and reduce product returns and
complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions.
Manage vendor relationships
to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications.
Manage labeling compliance
with USDA/FDA regulations.
Ensure complete data
collection and trending on relevant programs.
For exporting facilities only
- manage export program, including update of product lists, AMS audit,
update ofF QSA manual, exporting
certification, troubleshooting of export related issues and review of
all appropriate paperwork.
Assists and oversees product
development including but not imited to
formulation, labeling & specification development.
Food safety/quality and
production experience strongly preferred.
4 year college degree or
formal training/certification in Food safety or related field
Minimum 2 years
experience in plant food safety program required.
Preferred 5 years experience in a food service processing
& distribution environment.
Food safety training,
sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA
process improving skills required.
Experience with a HACCP plan
design, measurement, documentation & training required. Formal
HACCP training/certification preferred.
GFSI audit process strongly
skills and ability to prioritize required.
Critical thinking. Analytical
skills. Written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills
required, including the ability to relate and positively influence
employees & third parties at all organizational levels.