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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager - Annapolis, MD

Itaberco, Inc

 

 

 

 

Itaberco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of ingredients for the dessert industry specializing in finding solutions for customers’ specific needs.

Our mission is to create meaningful relationships in the food industry by providing dessert ingredient solutions.

From Soft Serve to Crème Brulee to Frozen Hot Chocolate, Itaberco manufactures ingredients for multiple product categories within the dessert market. Our company culture is built on developing strong relationships both internally with our employees and externally with our customers and suppliers. Family-owned and operated business; thus allowing for direct reporting to CEO and President.

Where Itaberco provides value for the industry is in its Research and Development capabilities and ability to quickly work through challenges and scale those solutions into our production process, to meet individual customers’ requirements. Itaberco markets its ingredients throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and various other countries. Our customers include independent and chain restaurants, gelaterias, cafes, manufacturers, hotels and other foodservice operations.

Job Description: Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager

  • Managing Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department
  • Maintaining companies GMP, Food Safety Program and Quality Programs
  • Represent company in customer requests related to food safety
  • Represent company for audits for FDA, SQF, or other Food Safety related matters
  • Represent company and facilitate in maintaining Kosher and Halal certifications
  • Monitor, validate and inspect all policies, procedures, documents and logs related to GMPs, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Programs.
  • Manage Supplier Approval Program
  • Perform the necessary quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) functions to ensure that specifications for raw materials, product-in-process and finished products are met
  • Performs quality and food safety audits to raw material specifications and certificates of analysis (COAs).
  • Provide support to Purchasing with regards to food safety and quality assurance
  • Manage HACCP & SQF team by conducting monthly and semi-annual team meetings and training
  • Conduct continuous training with existing staff and new hires on food safety standards of company and FDA along with GMP training.
  • Manage customer complaint procedures and root-cause analysis for quality and food safety related matters.
  • Perform mock recalls and traceability exercises to validate traceability and mock recall policies and procedures
  • Conduct activities to ensure that products meet our quality specifications and all food safety and regulatory standards (FDA, SQF, HACCP, GMP).
  • Conduct weekly, monthly and yearly environmental and allergen swabbing.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Food Science or equivalent
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of Food/Beverage in Food Safety/QA
  • Have knowledge of FDA and GMP standards
  • SQF practitioner preferred
  • HACCP certification preferred
  • Familiar with manufacturing process and equipment
  • Ability to do mathematical calculations with precision and consistency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast-past environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as function effectively and comfortably as a multi-disciplinary team member where team results are considered more important than individual contributions.
  • Foreign language is a plus
  • Experience with Third Party Food Audits is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Food Safety: 2 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

 

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