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Food Quality Manager - Boardman, OH

Summer Garden Food Manufacturing



Come join Summer Garden Food Manufacturing as our Quality Manager!


  • FISMA and PC: Develop and document Preventive Controls (PCQ) and FISMA specifically for USDA and Acidified Foods
  • Customer and consumer complaints feedback: Review and advise (in addition to closing out) on corrective actions for Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory.
  • Responsible for developing, validating and improving Good Manufacturing Practices, Food and Personnel Hygiene auditing food safety practices
  • Coordinate all Purchasing activities, Supplier Approval, approvals for changes of vendors, ingredients, packaging.
  • Manage and train procurement quality for specifications related to new or changed ingredients.
  • Conduct vendor audits for qualifying new vendors or close out corrective actions.
  • Recall: Recall Coordinator and management of recall system
  • Management of all quality dispositions for product manufactured at facility and all ingredients (approval, rejection, QA Holds)


  • Liaison with the USDA, FDA, ODA and other regional or local inspectors.
  • Technical Writing requirement for technical reports and updates to policies


  • Identity Preserved Foods as required by Plant Policies:
  • SQF Practitioner
  • Gluten Free/Non-GMO


  • Ensure that adequate protocol is developed for proper maintenance for quality assurance
  • Ensure that a dual sign-off for product at the kettle is compliant with both culinary and target measurements
  • Provide real-time guidance during food processing to product developers and plant staff
  • Manage any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the product or data and organize and participate in corrective actions
  • Set up the laboratory operation and maintenance of instrumentation and the execution of routine and non-routine analytical methods in the plant laboratory and production environments
  • Manage all environmental monitoring, testing, plant hygiene and zoning, and bacterial testing for facility and product(s).
  • Work with and Maintain a yearly Budget for Quality and Indirect (Operations)


  • Hire, train, schedule and manage quality assurance staff
  • Develop and coach quality staff daily as well as administer annual reviews
  • Assist in the development of short and long term quality control objectives and development of quality protocols for new and existing productsSANITATION MANAGEMENT:
  • Give Guidance to sanitation supervisor to develop and coach sanitation staff
  • Oversee the master sanitation programs at the facility
  • Oversee the overall cleanliness of the facility
  • Monitor pest control documentation manage program. Initiate and close corrective actions for pest control.
  • Validate Sanitation Preventive Controls for use with regulatory compliance systems.


  • Provide data to R&D for production level quality control and quality assurance production ranges
  • Manage all specifications from R&D to production and coordinate the transfer of information for successful scale up operations.
  • Work in conjunction with R/D on regulatory processes.
  • Give guidance to R&D team for nutritional, plant quality objectives and give training to R&D


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science/Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field essential
  • 5-10 years’ Quality Assurance/Control experience in a Food Manufacturing required with 3-5 years’ of leading/managing a quality team
  • General knowledge and experience working with FISMA & Preventative Controls
  • Must have knowledge and experience working with third party auditors (SQF, QAI, etc.)
  • Experience working with sanitation and in-line process control preferred
  • Must have Advanced mathematical skills
  • Capable of lifting with both hands items weighing in excess of 50 pounds if necessary
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex information to a broad audience


The Zidian Group offers a competitive pay package that includes but is not limited to; Health Insurance which includes Dental/Vision/RX care, company paid life insurance, paid vacation and personal leave, short and long-term disability, and a 401K company match.

About The Zidian Group

It is our mission, but more importantly our passion, to produce and distribute food products that exceed consumer quality and taste expectations as well as deliver exemplary dining experiences. In addition to our own Gia Russa brand, we also manufacture various private label products in our LEED certified food manufacturing facility, situated on our 10-acre campus. Along with our manufacturing, we also import from Italy as well as distribute to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.

Throughout the years, we have brought consistently fresh, flavorful and healthy Italian specialties to the marketplace. We use only a few select ingredients that are pure and free of additives or preservatives while passionately upholding time-honored Italian traditions to proudly produce some of the world’s most sought after pasta sauces and Italian specialties.

Whether you taste the freshness and quality of our food through our privately owned branded Gia Russa® Italian Food products as well as within the dishes we serve at our restaurant Aqua Pazzo. Enjoy and Gràzie, we know you will be pleased.

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Job Type: Full-time


  • QA in Food Manufacturing: 5 years (Required)
  • Management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


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


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