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Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager 
Cadence Gourmet, LLC. - 
Corona, CA






Cadence Gourmet is a "food-tech" company that leverages the best farmers, chefs and food technology have to offer to bring innovative products and platforms to the retail, industrial and foodservice markets. Our mission is simple….FEED PEOPLE BETTER FOOD. . If you’re interested in work that helps people be happier, healthier and lead better lives than you should apply for our Food Safety & Quality Manager’s position.

We are looking for individuals to join our team who are internally driven and passionate about food. Be part of a team that is transforming the way that people access & prepare their meals in minutes, giving them more time to enjoy life and the things they love.

POSITION Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager


The Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and directing quality assurance programs designed to ensure the continuous production of quality products consistent with established standards.


  • Responsible for SQF audits, compliance and constant improvement in certification levels.
  • Ensure best practices in methods, standards and processes are utilized throughout the plant.
  • Develop, implement and oversee GMP, HACCP, SSOP, SQF, USDA, FDA and Organic requirements.
  • Actively involve and upheld the principles of the employee safety program.
  • Work closely with operations management to continuously improve product reliability and functionality and to minimize costs.
  • Responsible for overseeing the duties and performance of the Quality Assurance Supervisor and Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance Manager.
  • Responsible for overseeing product non-compliance, hold and disposition at the customer level.
  • Responsible for product withdrawal and recall.
  • Responsible for overseeing the environmental and routine micro program.
  • Work with R&D and Production staff in the scale-up/commercialization of new products.
  • Assist R&D to develop new product specifications and correct/update specifications when needed. Update formula and processing instructions. Issue new UPC and/or GTIN numbers for new products.
  • Oversee the preparation and/or update major customers’ product and process specifications.
  • Participate in the routine QA/QC plant audits.
  • Keep abreast of FSMA developments and Global Food Safety Initiative Programs.
  • Responsible for handling customer, third party and governmental agencies audits.
  • Review, update and monitor required QA and Sanitation programs of the company.
  • Respond to customer complaints in a timely manner. This entails the investigation of the root cause(s) and provides corrective actions and preventive measures.
  • Audit supplier facilities to make sure that quality and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Work with the Purchasing and Sourcing Managers to qualify and work on the specifications of the packaging and raw ingredients.


Food Science Degree or seven years of quality assurance/control experience, strong scientific & analytical skills.

Must have experience with all aspects of SQF, H.A.C.C.P., BRC and GMP’s programs.

Highly motivated person who is able to multi-task and handle a high volume of work with accuracy in a fast changing environment.

Require a general knowledge of manufacturing methods and equipment in a USDA plant.

Good verbal and writing, detail-oriented and a team player.

Must have a hands-on leadership style

Must be detail orientated with documentation/record keeping

Must possess proficient computer skills

Bilingual preferred (English-Spanish)


This job description does not list all the job duties of this position. Duties listed are subject to change based on business and/or management needs. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This position will report to the President. This is an exempt, full time position.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 7 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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