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Food Safety & Quality Manager - Tri-Cities, WA

Aromatics Inc

 

 

 

 

Description

This privately held agribusiness, a food ingredient processor, is seeking a Food Safety & Quality (FSQ) Manager. The position will be based at production facilities in Basin City and Pasco, Washington.

Responsibilities

Leads organization-wide maintenance and development of food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance systems. Inspires all internal team members to assure food safety, quality and regulatory compliance in all areas. Leads team members to embrace company values and deliver performance through effective day-to-day mentoring, development planning, effective goal setting, and by example. Acts as a liaison for FSQ related requirements with customers, in order to deliver the best possible support for customer needs. Leads continuous improvement projects that proactively upgrade systems to achieve best in class performance.

  • Ensures the food safety and quality of product and services through product testing, performing audits of product lines, placing defective products on hold and taking corrective action.
  • Manages, develops, coaches and mentors Quality Assurance team members.
  • Maintains 3rd party certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) program. Serves as site Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. Reviews, updates, and manages company’s HACCP program.
  • Responds to customer requests and queries. Coordinates, performs, and completes all customer and regulatory compliance audits and relevant documentation.
  • Investigates and responds to customer complaints and internal nonconformances. Tracks complaint and reacts to emerging issues or trends engaging the appropriate functions and process owners (i.e. production, maintenance, etc.) to resolve.
  • Working with company production managers, puts in place work instructions, production criteria, and standard operating procedures for corrective actions.
  • Support R&D initiatives; interprets customer specifications and implements internal requirements to deliver products that meet customer needs.
  • Verifies supplier compliance with inbound raw materials and food contact packaging specifications.
  • Develops and analyzes metrics to track and ensure that food safety, quality control, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance programs meet performance goals.

Experience and Knowledge

  • 5+ years in Food Safety and Quality Assurance in a food manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in food science or related field
  • Experience managing SQF, BRC, ISO, or a related Food Safety and Quality Management System at a food production facility.
  • Knowledge of food technology, food microbiology, and safe food handling procedures.
  • Experience conducting food facility audits and writing SOPs, work instructions, corrective actions, and reports.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions by using root cause analysis tools.
  • Proficient computer skills in spreadsheets; databases and word processing

Competencies

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment and manages competing demands.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively, with strong attention to detail.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans and communicates changes effectively. Prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving problems; actively listens to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Leadership – Self-motivated and results oriented. Embodies the spirit of continuous improvement and inspires it in others.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

 

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