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Quality 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 / required.
  • Perform 3rd party audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary.
  • Ensure sanitation 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 required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in plant food safety program required.
  • Preferred 5 years experience in a food service processing & distribution environment.

Related Experience:

  • 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 preferred.
  • Excellent organizational 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.

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance Manager in Food: 2 years

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