Quality Systems /
Food Safety Manager - SQF Practitioner - East Hanover, NJ 07936
Quality Systems / Food Safety
Manager, SQF Practitioner
Undercover Chocolate Co.
(www.undercoverchocolate.com), is a rapidly growing
food company based in East Hanover, New Jersey. We manufacture delicious,
better-for-you snacks, including Undercover Quinoa, that
is taking the world by storm. We are currently looking for a Quality Systems
Manager for our new state-of-the-art 12,000 sf, soon to be SQF-3 Level
Undercover is a relatively new
company, but well-funded by a strong ownership group. This is a phenomenal
opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, high energy and
passion. Get in on the ground floor, work directly with the owners, and take
a leadership role in building an extraordinary new company.
The Quality Systems Manager is
responsible for implementing and managing process control systems and
preventative actions; manages HARPC and Regulatory compliance issues; this
includes quality and food safety issues that are controlled by SOPs, SSOPs,
HARPC or other pre-requisite programs; and develops employees through
education, training, monitoring and mentoring.
- Serve as the Food Safety,
Quality Assurance, Quality Control leader in
the organization. Ensure that the company is compliant with all
regulations and that the company is working to continually improve its
- Develop and maintain the HARPC
Program as the HARPC Team Leader.
- Lead HARPC, SQF, Organic,
Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Nut Free, Halal and Kosher certification and
- Implement, maintain and review
standard operating procedures (SOPs) and sanitation standard operating
procedures (SSOPs) and protocols.
- Champion the education and
training of personnel on all food safety practices and standards
including employee training of GMPs, Food Defense, Sanitation, Allergen
Controls and HACCP.
- Work with management team to implement
and improve the food safety quality system. Provide guidance on best
practices through the entire supply chain and through delivery to the
- Manage document control to
ensure accuracy of all policies and procedures. Ensure compliance, and record
keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling, and
- Create and monitor business
metrics to track compliance and process effectiveness. Execute internal
and external food safety audits.
- Leverage technology to manage compliance
- Lead root cause analysis and
corrective and preventive action plans for all quality and customer
- In partnership with sanitation
teams, provides coaching and guidance to the environmental monitoring
- Maintain current knowledge of
trends and changes affecting food safety to make recommendations for
appropriate program changes to ensure governmental compliance.
- Incorporate food safety
industry best practice into product handling processes for receipt,
storage, transportation and disposal of food.
- Support each department through
application of corrective and preventive actions, training and a
continuous improvement process.
Education and Skills Required:
- 3 + years of experience
managing Quality and Food Safety in manufacturing or food packaging
- Strong working knowledge of US
food manufacturing including GMPs, SOPs, HACCP, SQF, FSMA readiness and
compliance, auditing and inspections as well as environmental
- Food Safety Program leadership
experience working in a facility certified at SQF 2 or SQF 3. Must have
led or been an intricate participant in a level 2 SQF audit.
- Bachelorís degree in food
science, microbiology or food process engineering a plus.
- Auditing and product recall
experience is a plus.
- Experience interacting with the
local Department of Health and other state and federal regulatory
- Exceptional organization
skills. Works with precision.
- Strong ability to handle complexity
and judgment in order to quickly problem solve and make judicious
decisions regarding product quality and safety.
- A competitive salary.
- Great benefits, including
medical and 401(k) retirement savings plan.
- A casual work environment.
- The opportunity to work
directly with owners to build a growing business.
Job Type: Full-time
- Audits: 2 years (Preferred)
- Food Safety: 3 years
- Leadership: 1 year (Preferred)
- Safe Quality Food Certification
- Paid time off
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance