Safety & Quality Assurance Manager - Laurel, MD
Zoes Kitchen, Inc.
At CAVA + ZoŽs Kitchen, the number one criteria
for being a fit for any role is being a culture fit! Thatís why our core
values are so important to us.
The Core Values:
- POSITIVITY Ė We
believe in the power of positivity. Every one of us has
the ability to change someoneís day for the better.
- TRANSPARENCY Ė
We believe in open and respectful communication. We use transparency to
help us make decisions and inform how we talk to each other.
- HUMILITY Ė We
can always find ways to improve. The more we learn, the more we see how
much we donít know and how much we need others to help us learn to grow.
- FANATACISM Ė We
are passionate about our mission and turning every guest into a fanatic.
We bring that energy to everything we do.
- THOUGHTFULNESS Ė
To us, every detail matters. We go above and
beyond for our guests, our teams, and our communities.
As Food Safety and
Quality Assurance Managerto
develop and manage Food Safety and Quality programs and activities. You will
ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and all quality programs,
including SQF, GMPs and HACCP. Our ideal candidate is energetic,
communicative, and highly organized has a passion for food and adapts to
growing change easily.
- Implement and
maintain food safety and quality programs that effectively monitor
production activities and ensure compliance with regulatory, GMPs, HACCP
and SQF level 3 standards for third-party audit and customer
- Maintain current
documentation for all GMPs, SOPs, SSOPs, Work Instructions, Logs and
- Establish and
maintain manufacturing specification, standards, protocols and
procedures for new product development, quality control and processing.
- Perform periodic
label audits and manage to compliance.
organize and administer training of personnel in food safety and quality
programs and specifications.
contribute to continuous improvement of departmental processes and make
strategic recommendations to the management team to correct program
- Monitor and
evaluate sanitation activities within the facility to include daily
cleaning, preventative maintenance, and master sanitation activities.
contribute to the data collections, trend analysis, investigations and
improvements to processes, products and systems.
- Track and
investigate complaint trends.
- Manage product
hold and release programs.
- Ensure process
and finished product compliance by subcontractors and co-packers.
- Implement and
manage internal quality audits
- Manage all
aspects of 3rd party audit process including correspondence and
- Work with supply
chain quality assurance manager to assess risk of suppliers and
ingredients, and implement monitoring programs for incoming raw
- Manage and
support traceability and recall programs
technical support and expertise in quality related problem solving, risk
analysis and crisis management.
degree in food science, food safety, food technology, microbiology, food
technology, chemistry or related field. Masterís degree preferred.
- 5+ years of
experience with managing food safety and quality assurance programs.
- 3+ years in a plant operations setting
- Must have strong
leadership, organizational, and planning skills.
- Must have
excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must fit well in
a team environment.
- Must have a
comprehensive understanding of quality systems, food safety programs,
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), GMPs, HACCP, Organic compliance
and standards (e.g. NOP), food microbiology, and chemistry.
- Must have an understanding of food safety regulations,
laws, and best practices, including those from FDA, USDA, and other
state and local agencies
- Ability to work
flexible hours, as needed.
- Any combination
of the following (Minimum of Two)
- Food science
- Knowledgeable of
- Prior experience
in FDA-inspected facility
- Experience with
Food and Drug Administration (Direct Dealing)
and/or Kosher certification program experience
- GFSI food safety
management system experience
Job Type: Full-time
Operations: 3 years (Required)
Assurance: 5 years (Required)