Assurance and Food Safety Director - Hartford, CT 06114
Hartford Based Foodservice Distributor
Quality Assurance and
Food Safety Director Ė Hartford Based wholesale distributor providing
produce, dairy, butter, eggs, cheese, specialty goods and value added/fresh
cut produce items to the foodservice and retail industry. We are a family run
organization that has been in business since 1976. Since 2006, we have
successfully launched a value added/fresh cut operation that now employees
over 40 people and is continuously growing year in and year out.
We are now seeking a
Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director for our company.
The QA Director will
ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPís) and Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPís) are developed and maintained throughout the entire organization. You
will ensure that personnel are trained to follow GMPís, HACCP and SOPís and
ensure food safety procedures are implemented, practiced and documented
daily. You will follow, maintain, and revise HACCP program to ensure quality
production of our value added products are
consistent with established standards.
You will also be
responsible to maintain our GFSI certification which was acquired in 2019.
- Performs quality
reviews of documentation and practices to ensure compliance with all
state, HACCP, GMPís, SOPís, FSMA, Allergen controls, SQF and GFSI
regulations and standards.
- Maintain an
organized filing system to ensure all information is readily available
at any time to support company needs.
- Work closely
with production personnel and well as warehouse personnel to identify
problems and corrective actions. Willing to be hands on and assist staff
with the corrective actions and not just simply identify them.
- Responsible for
the preparation, oversight, assistance and review of all food safety
Audits from Third parties.
- Responsible for
continuing maintenance of HACCP, GFSI and GMPís for the facility
including production and distribution.
- Documentation of
processes at the facility insuring that proper
procedures and documentation are being applied to all products.
- Monitor Vendors
to ensure quality standards are meet.
- Making sure that
Incoming Goods and Inspection programs are being followed and
- Develop and
maintain systems to assure facility meets all USDA/FDA/GFSI/SQF
requirements and regulations.
- Organizes and
performs GMP, sanitation, and food safety self-inspections throughout
the departments and corrects or issues work orders to correct and
identify deficiencies. Follows up on the work orders, with the
appropriate management staff to ensure expeditious performance of the requested
- Keeps management
team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during
self-audits and how corrective actions will be completed.
- Maintains a
current working knowledge of all government and industry food safety and
quality assurance regulations and standards.
- Investigates and
works with sales staff to answer all customer complaints that relate to
products from the production facility that involve food safety.
- Maintain Safety
program for entire facility.
- Minimum of 3
yearsí experience in a related position or related field.
- Knowledge of
HACCP, SQF, GFSI and USDA/FDA.
- College Degree
- Ability to work
in a fast paced manufacturing and distribution
- Strong logical
- Must be able to
efficiently manage time and meet deadlines.
- Willing to be
hands on to identify and correct issues.
- Exhibit a sense
of ownership and accountability
- Establish and
maintain effective work relationships with all departments and upper
- Ability to
multitask with strong attention to detail.
- Good Problem solving skills, corrective actions and
Position Type: Full
Time Salaried Position.
($70,000 - $80,000) plus benefits (medical, dental, matching 401K)
Job Type: Full-time
- SQF: 1 year
- Food Safety
(HACCP): 3 years (Preferred)
- GFSI: 1 year