The Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager will be
responsible for maintaining the quality and reliability of our products.
They inspect and test our products at various stages in the production
process. They will be required to set up and perform testing on materials
or finished products to measure product performance under a variety of
conditions and be responsible for the documentation of the test results.
After products have been fully tested, the quality
assurance & food safety manager will evaluate the data. They will
prepare summaries to show how the product might differ from existing
standards of quality and reliability, suggest changes in how products are
made to achieve the best quality possible, recommend methods to minimize
the amount of scrap, or leftover material. Specialize in product design,
purchasing, inventory control, or research and development.
The Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager must be
familiar with Lean Manufacuring Methodology and
manage department utilizing principles and tool from the lean toolbox. This
position requires a passion for continuous improvement across multiple
shifts, departments, and plants. Other duties require effective verbal and
written communication skills, visual acuity to written and computer screen
data, attention to detail, and the ability to influence people in all
situations and at all levels.
Essential Job Functions
As a key member of the management team and the Quality
Assurance professional you will:
- Lead the Quality Department as
a results driven leader, building trust and credibility throughout all
levels of the organization.
- Create and model an ownership
mindset throughout all quality teams, by measuring KPIís for all
departments/plants through personal and team accountability.
- Serve as a Liaison with
customersí auditors and ensuring the execution of corrective action
and compliance with customersí specifications.
- Improve and manage Food Safety
and Quality systems to ensure product food safety including
specifications, preventive controls, and test methods are in
compliance, throughout all shifts/plants.
- Develop and maintain all
aspects of food safety and Quality Systems including GFSI, HACCP,
FSMA, Internal Audits, Recall, Traceability, Environmental Monitoring,
Allergen Control programs and insure all departments know and
understand purpose and protocol.
- Analyze data, identify
opportunities, and report on trends to drive progress toward food
safety metrics including Foreign Material Incidents.
- Management programs to drive
streamlining within the food safety arena.
- Deliver food safety and
technical support to departments throughout the organization
- Craft and develop food safety
education and training tools.
- Contribute to quality system
reviews and actively participate in defining solutions.
- Analyze and report on data to
communicate to Management and Departmental Teams.
- Support continuous improvement
projects and cross-functional quality initiatives.
- Adhere to GMPs, Standard
Operating Procedures, and Safety Regulations consistently.
- Interface with staff (10-20
Direct Reports) regarding changes in procedures to promote consistency
throughout department teams.
- Passion and alignment with our
mission, vision, values and operating principles.
- Interview, coach, counsel and
discipline employees. Communicate job expectations, plan, monitor,
appraise and review employees.
- Update job knowledge by keeping
abreast of trends and developments in quality management.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Lean Manufacturing
- HACCP Certification.
- Supervisory and/or proven
- Proficiency with the Microsoft
Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Educational and Experience Requirements
- Bachelorís Degree in Food
Science, or similar field.
- A minimum of 4 years of
progressive responsibility in food processing and/or quality assurance
and food safety procedures and policies, or equivalent.
- Experience with 3rd party food
- Experience with GFSI standards.
- Intermittently on feet for
approximately 8-12 hours daily on concrete floors.
- Walking, climbing steps,
squatting, twisting, turning, stretching, grabbing, pulling, pushing
- Visual and hearing acuity
within normal limits.
- Ability to work in areas with
different scents from chemicals, inks, etc.
- Ability to sit for extended
periods of time while operating a computer and peripheral devices.
- Occasional lifting of various
materials up to approximately 50 lbs.
An environment typical of manufacturing and production
facilities. Exposure includes, but is not limited to, continuous noise,
scent of materials, bright work stations, machinery with moving parts.
Job Type: Full-time