Primal Nutrition, LLC is looking for a full-time
Quality Assurance Manager with a flexible location requirement working from
a Home Office or Oxnard, CA offices. Primal Nutrition sells high-end
vitamin supplements and health education material, and a large and
expanding line of quality natural food products. Visit primablueprint.com
and primalkitchen.com to view the companyís product offerings and
marksdailyapple.com (our blog) to learn more about the Primal Blueprint
This position reports to the COO and mainly supports
the growing food and supplement line of Primal Nutrition products.
- Develop and implement the
overall QA program, addressing Primal Nutritionís growing line of
products made by its extensive line-up of Co-manufacturers.
- Oversight of manufacturing
with all co-manufacturers. Includes site visits & production
- Develop audit program and
implement with co-manufacturers.
- Observing, tracking, managing
and minimizing all customer complaints. Be point of contact for all
customer complaints from CS team.
- Develop program to extend
shelf life wherever possible.
- Conduct third party sensory
tests on an ongoing basis to guarantee consistent taste profile among
- Manage all third party
- Review labels for accuracy
and ensure that certifications are up to date.
- Keep up to date on FDA
guidelines, nutritional panel changes, etc.
- Be keeper of current label
and track current label versions. Archive and organize old labels.
- Managing samples,
retains and conduct quarterly cut-ins.
- Manage specs and avocado oil
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
- A self-starter with a minimum
5 years of hands on Food QA experience
- Experience working for a
fast-growing company with wide array of Product lines and food safety
- Track record of
entrepreneurial accomplishments, not risk adverse
- Drive and commitment with a
high degree of flexibility
- Excellent leadership,
customer and internal communication, negotiation, and team building
- Able to work unsupervised and
- Ability to function
strategically and handle multiple projects simultaneously
- Understanding of
microbiology, sampling, methods, and interpretation
- Proficient in computers
including spreadsheets and statistical programs
- Lean Six Sigma training or
black belt certification is a plus
- Good writing, statistics (SPC
and charting), analytical, and critical thinking skills
- Detail oriented
- Expert regarding food safety
standards that are customary within the food industry and mandated by
government regulations. Common standards managers are expected to be
familiar with include the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
(HACCP) management system required by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and the standards set by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI).
- Communication skills
- Planning and organizing
- Situation analysis and
- Bachelor of Science Degree in
Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology or related discipline
required, and particular experience with manufacturing QA
- 5+ years food industry
manufacturing or quality experience including co-manufacturing and
multi-site leadership experience
- Certified in HACCP (Hazard
Analysis & Critical Control Point), USDA or FDA preferred
- Certified in a Global Food
Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF
- Strong statistical analysis,
interpretation and reporting skills
- Exceptional written and
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. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Regularly required to stand,
walk and climb
- Lifting or carrying heavy
- Working in awkward positions
and performing repetitive tasks
- Work from Home Office or
Primal Nutrition, LLC is a diversified marketing and
distribution company focused on helping people live healthier lives using
the Primal Blueprint principles. The owner runs one of the most influential
Blog sites in the Paleo/Healthy living category, www.marksdailyapple.com.
Products, education, and books can be found at www.primalblueprint.com, and
the newest brand extension, Primal Kitchen (www.primalkitchen.com), is one
of the fastest growing brands in the Natural Products space.
Primal Nutrition, LLC provides fair and equal
employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of
race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,
marital status or disability. Primal Nutrition, LLC hires and promotes
individuals solely based on their qualifications for the job to be filled.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Job Type: Full-time
- Quality Assurance: 5 years
- hands on Food QA: 5 years