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Manager of Quality Assurance & Food
The Manager of Quality Assurance & Food Safety leads the process of reviewing, updating and approving packaging and labeling projects for UniPros branded and labeled products by coordinating all related activities with approved suppliers, artwork developers and label printers. Additional responsibilities include product specification development and maintenance, product evaluations, communication with supplier QA departments and other special projects as assigned.
∑ Primary responsibility for coordinating and approving all new and revised packaging and/or labeling projects, for UniPro branded products including coordination of artwork development with 3rd party vendors and approved suppliers, and coordination of labels with 3rd party label printers and suppliers.
∑ Monitor and enforce graphic standards on all packaging types for all UniPro brands and labels for use by 3rd party artwork vendors, printers and select approved suppliers who conduct in-house printing.
∑ Provide QA support to product evaluations, writing product evaluation summaries and writing product specifications for UniPro Private Labeled Products.
∑ Manage the Test Kitchen functions (Scheduling product evaluations, sample management, assisting in product evaluations, day-to-day maintenance activities, etc.)
∑ Review, update, and or approve supplier workflow assignments within UniPros Material Data Management as they pertain to the QA Department.
∑ Investigate complaints and coordinate with supplier QA contacts for resolution. Track, trend, and communicate to UniPro members.
∑ Participate in addressing regulatory issues pertaining to food labeling that arise across the company and ensure compliance with current and evolving regulations.
∑ Maintain and revise company packaging and labeling standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required.
∑ Works across functional areas and communicates on matters relating to product packaging and labeling and compliance.
JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
∑ A Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry, or related field or equivalent work experience.
∑ At least 3 years working in a food manufacturing or distribution company, in Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, or Food Safety roles preferred.
∑ Previous experience with packaging and labeling development preferred.
∑ Foundational knowledge in food regulations and compliance standards with Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.
∑ Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
∑ Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with internal UniPro personnel, UniPro Members, and the UniPro supplier community.
∑ Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
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