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Food Safety & Quality Manager
Fast Growing Food Company in NW Ohio - Toledo, OH

 

 

 

SUMMARY: Oversees and provides supervision of all food safety and quality assurance programs and assigned personnel. Work and professional demeanor will be consistent with the policies, practices, and objectives established by our company and its shareholders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Lead the development and improvement of HACCP or HAPC Plans, SSOP compliance, preparation for audits, response to NRs and NOIEs as needed.
  • This position has the authority to hold product that does not conform to customer agreements, finished product specifications, or legal requirements and is also authorized to make decision regarding product disposition including release.
  • Function as primary QA leadership and interacting with production and other personnel to assure compliance to food safety program.
  • Assist in implementing, maintaining, evaluating, enforcing, and updating FDA regulatory, Corporate Guidelines and QC Programs.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and performance review of assigned personnel.
  • Manage the internal quality audit function for the assigned site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System
  • Responsibility for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan
  • Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.
  • Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with respect to FSMA, FDA, State and local authorities
  • Develop & implement site specific programs for Preventative Controls, GMP’s, SSOPs, allergen control etc. for assigned locations
  • Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees for assigned locations
  • Manage Preventative Controls and SOP validations and verifications and documentation management system.
  • Manage to contract 3rd party labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed
  • Perform 3rd party audit preparation and suppliers audits as necessary.
  • Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility.
  • Work with customers and end users directly to understand, reduce and eliminate product returns and complaints.
  • Manage vendor relationship to ensure food safety and raw materials compliance specification.
  • Manage labeling compliance with the FDA regulations.
  • Manage customer complaint/returns and implement corrective actions.
  • Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs.
  • Implement GFSI food safety standards.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Prepared Salad or Food Industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a fresh cut produce production environment required
  • Experience with a Preventative Controls plan design, measurement, documentation & training required. Formal PCQI training/certification preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational level
  • Must have the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions regarding quality and wholesomeness of product.
  • Strong Leadership. Managerial Skills and the ability to coach and develop employees
  • Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs.

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Prefer a minimum of 5 years food safety and quality experience required in food service processing or a distribution facility. Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), FDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills also required. Formal PCQI training/certification preferred.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • S. Degree in Food Science, Food safety, or related field required.
  • Accurate, organized, willing to follow recommended procedures; excellent in written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to follow up on projects and meet company objectives.
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Able to drive and/or travel to meetings or seminars as required.
  • Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, Access, and Power point.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Special projects or assignments as requested by immediate supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Toledo, OH

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Food Safety & Quality Assurance: 5 years

Required language:

  • English

 

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