Certified Food Safety
and Quality Manager - Colorado Springs, CO 80915
$68,000 - $75,000 a
The Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of quality
programs associated with FDA FSMA regulations. This individual will provide
strategic direction and guidance for manufacturing, quality systems,
suppliers, and raw material processes.
Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provide strategic direction and
guidance for the implementation and adherence of all quality programs at
manufacturing facilities (contract and internal as applicable),
warehouses and raw material suppliers.
- Manage and be accountable for the
relationship with external manufacturing quality departments and monitor
performance against Folium Biosciences, LLC procedures, product
specifications, and relevant Key Performance Indicators.
- Audit and review contract manufacturing
Partnersí facility and quality systems to ensure compliance to Folium
Biosciences, LLC Food Safety Quality Assurance expectations.
- Work in Partnership with site
Quality contacts to resolve quality issues and complaints in a timely
manner. Manage the Corrective Action process, including review, trending
and continual adherence to all CAPAs related to food safety and quality.
Work closely with the product development team to ensure food safety
requirements and quality standards are incorporated to the development
process. Provide support during plant trials and production runs for
product launches. Coordinate any required testing, product launch, and
new Partner on-boarding related activities.
- Act as a Food Safety Team leader
and Site Quality Assurance Manager for internal manufacturing as needed.
- Lead design, creation, and
implementation of Folium Biosciences, LLC Corporate and Manufacturing
(Internal and External) Quality Management Systems by working
cross-functionally with internal and external Partners to achieve and
maintain relevant compliance standards.
- Provide ongoing management, serve
as an administrator, and drive continuous implementation for all
applicable electronic databases and software related to Food Safety
Quality Assurance and provide the appropriate training to all relevant
- Facilitate in the development of
all on-site employees to ensure their knowledge and implementation of
food safety guidelines is up to date and exceeds compliance of federal
and Folium Biosciences, LLC's regulatory guidelines
- Manage internal Food Safety and
Quality controlled document systems, nonconformance, CAPA, Change
Control, internal audit activities, and other Food Safety and Quality
- Develop product evaluation
programs including quality scoring, gold standard, shelf life, etc. and
tools to monitor internal performance metrics and drive continuous
- Manage internal raw material and
supplier review programs of which include risk assessment, review of key
food safety & quality programs, and overall adherence to the FSMA
and regulatory requirements.
- Provide assessments of raw
materials to ensure intended use of ingredients and regulatory status
are suitable to their application in Folium Biosciences, LLC products.
Ensure that these assessments are clearly communicated to all applicable
internal and external stakeholders.
- Work cross-functionally with
key-internal stakeholders to ensure that raw materials and suppliers are
appropriately reviewed and screened in a timely manner relative to
- Work closely with the R&D
team to ensure food safety requirements and quality standards for raw
materials and ingredients are incorporated into the development process
and provide Food Safety and Quality support as needed.
- Audit and review suppliers as
necessary to ensure compliance to Folium Biosciences, LLC Food Safety
and Quality Assurance expectations.
- Teamwork Orientation.
- Technical Capacity.
- Stress Management/Composure.
- Ethical Conduct.
- Communication Proficiency.
- Customer/Client Focus.
- Business Acumen.
- Project Management.
This position may have supervisory
This job operates in a professional
office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such
as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel;
and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and
hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening
and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
This position may require travel 5% of
Required Education and Experience
- B.S. in Food Science,
Microbiology, or similar degree with 5+ years of progressive food
industry experience in food safety and quality assurance.
- 2 to 5 years
experience in quality systems design and management.
- Certified as a Preventive
Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) or comparable experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Experience with auditing and
training highly preferred.
- Experience with and understanding
of US regulations including FSMA.
- Expertise in implementing and
maintaining food safety and quality management programs
- Experience deploying and/or
managing automated systems for documents and data.
- Strong ability to communicate
effectively and comfortable working within a cross-functional team to
set the gold standard for quality and food safety.
- Confident in being the expert
with the foremost responsibility of ensuring food safety which will
require you to make business and quality decisions based on scientific,
regulatory and quality evidence.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be authorized to work in the
Folium Biosciences provides equal
employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics,
protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion,
termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
Please note this job description is
not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $68,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year
- Quality Systems: 5 years
- food safety and quality
management: 3 years (Preferred)
- Paid time off
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Employee discounts
- Workplace perks such as
food/coffee and flexible work schedules