Quality Assurance Supervisor, Hawaiian Foods – King’s
Job Code 548
The Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor for Hawaiian Foods is a key technical
resource for the New Product Development teams and is responsible for all
aspects of GMP and Quality Assurance for the Commissary and Small Batch
Facility (SBF). The purpose of this role is to assist in the overall
management of Quality and Compliance activities in the Commissary as well as,
supporting product development and the commercialization of specialty
products in the SBF. This role will support the Food Science Division as well
as the Hawaiian Foods category. They provide leadership within the small
batch facility and ensure compliance to procedures, GMP’s, customer
requirements and governmental regulations. The position reports
directly to the QA Manager.
- Develop and
maintain a culture of GMP compliance and continuous improvement.
- Assist to
develop and maintain a Quality Management System for the Commissary and
Small Batch Facility.
- Partner with
QA Manager and the Hawaiian Foods Leader to develop objectives that
align with the company’s business goals.
maintain and implement formal food safety and quality procedures.
- Develop and
implement training programs.
- Assist QA
Manager to develop and manage Supplier Quality program.
- Monitor and
ensure strict adherence to food safety and quality programs.
for Product Release and Lot Traceability for products created in the SBF
food safety and quality documentations in a manner that meets SQF,
company, customer and regulatory requirements.
- Serve as the
SBF and Commissary Recall Coordinator and technical liaison with
regulatory agencies, internal and external customers.
requirements for SQF certification and develop plan to achieve
certification within a reasonable time frame.
- Manage Non-Conformance
Product Disposition and Customer Complaint programs; develop trend
analyses to identify continuous improvement opportunities.
- Partner with
QA Manager to develop KPI’s; maintain SBF specific KPI’s.
regular communication with QA Manager and others, as relevant,
concerning any food safety / quality / customer issues on an on-going
other relevant duties as assigned by QA Manager.
Practitioner and/or HACCP Coordinator. May also act as a backup.
for Quality and Food Safety functions as assigned and outlined in Safe
Quality Food (SQF) Program.
for reporting all quality and food safety concerns / issues to QA.
year college degree, preferably Food Science /
Technology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent
- 2 – 6 years
of food / beverage manufacturing QA/C experience with at least 1 – 3
years in a supervisory role.
knowledge of HACCP and perquisite programs.
Development experience is highly preferred
- SQF Practitioner
and / or hands-on SQF Level 2 / 3 certification experience is highly
hands-on experience on food / beverage manufacturing and laboratory QA/C
- Hands on
experience on Continuous Improvement and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
with current food regulations, food safety / quality certification and
3rd party audit standards.
verbal and written communication skills.
to advanced skills in MS Excel, Words, Power Points, Outlook and
- Willing and
able to work flexible schedule as needed.
- Able to
travel (< 20%) as needed.
- Proven leadership competencies in driving
resolution / results, creative problem solving and improving food safety
and quality performance consistency.
- Polished interpersonal skills to nurture and
maintain internal and external relationships.
- Effective and proven project management skills
- Critical, analytical thinker with a proven ability
to develop and implement corrective actions to food safety and quality
- Hands-on analytical approach and style that
encourages change and creative problem solving.
- Ability to meet deadlines and results oriented.
- Team player with
strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact both
inside and outside the organization.
- Able to lead
- Strong work
ethics, sense of urgency and ownership regarding role.
- Committed to
continuous improvement in a dynamic industry.
- Flexible and
willing to handle an ever changing work environment.
organizational skills; results oriented; tenacious; creative.
Note: This Position Description indicates the critical
features of the role as they are presently envisioned. They are subject
to change at any time due to business conditions or other reasons. The
incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.