Manager - Bellingham, WA
& Prince Seafood
The Quality Assurance Manager plans,
coordinates, directs and maintains the quality assurance program at a plant
location to ensure the production of products consistent with established
quality standards. Responsibilities include leading and developing a team of
quality professionals, designing and implementing quality systems and
monitoring food safety practices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Supports, promotes, and enforces
product food safety, product uniformity and adherence to standards.
- Manages the Environmental
Monitoring Program, including periodic review, trending, and leading the
Micro response team
- Leads and supports the Bellingham
team to root-cause analyze and correct product non-conformances, and
internal, regulatory and/or 3rd party audit non-conformances.
- Develops and maintains Quality
Procedures in conformance with all King & Prince, GFSI BRC audit
protocol, and/or customer requirements.
- Leads the Quality Assurance team
and oversees daily Quality Assurance and operational monitoring activities;
periodically reviews QA and HACCP records and applicable production
records for product conformance to established specifications.
- Analyzes Quality Assurance KPI
variables to identify chronic problems that result in poor quality,
yield loss and rejections of finished product.
- Coordinates activities and
involvement with state, local and federal regulatory agencies as per
established company procedures.
- Organizes and leads monthly plant
self-audits/inspections with cross-section of plant management. Reports
food safety, quality, sanitation and employee safety concerns noted
during audits and provides follow-up reports to document progress.
- Directly responsible for third
party food safety and quality audits (participation, preparation and
follow-up); leads and supports management team in compliance with
- Oversees microbiological and
chemical testing of raw materials, ingredients, and finished products;
periodically reviews laboratory and sensory testing program standards,
procedures and protocols.
- Leads the management team in
product traceability and mock recall exercises.
- Develops and manages annual
- Develops an ongoing and
cooperative program of customer complaint resolution and coordinates
product review, assessment and disposition.
- Promotes continuous improvement
through on-going teaching and training opportunities. Stays abreast of new
technologies and changes in international, federal, and state food
- B. S. degree in a Food
Science/Technology, Biology/Microbiology or Natural Sciences
- At least three years of
experience in food quality assurance including at least one year in
- Certification in HACCP Principles
with at least 2 years of HACCP experience
- Experience in processing
batter/breaded proteins, preferably seafood
- Experience with BRC standards or
other GFSI standards
- Proficient with Excel spreadsheet,
Data Base and Word software
- Ability to work effectively in a
team environment with multiple constituents
- Strong presentation and