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QA/Food Safety Regulatory Manager - Melrose Park, IL 60160

Taste of Nature, Inc.





Do you smile at the idea of working every day in a candy factory? Are you looking for an entrepreneurial culture in an established, mid-sized company? Where your skills and knowledge in food safety and regulatory are valued and respected? Where teamwork means being trusted to do your part and owning your expertise, while supporting and cheering on the success and expertise of others? Do you daydream about having the autonomy to build a top tier food safety and regulatory program that is robust enough for fast growth of new products? Want to build the systems, procedures, and methods that ensure we meet customer, consumer, and government expectations; while not stifling the creative nature of our business model? Do you yearn to be part of a growing, happy company whose product lines are fabulously fun candy treats?

If you have the vision, passion, and experience to design, implement, and manage FSMA, SQF, and HACCP systems and audits for multiple current and future lines, we canít wait to meet you!

We are excited to introduce our new role of Food Safety and Regulatory Manager, and look forward to meeting the right person to lead this department. Experience with audits is critical, along with being a detail person who understands the value of follow-through, is a life-long learner, and seeker of both answers and questions.

The Food safety Manager is responsible for developing and implementing quality systems for our Manufacturing Facility while providing leadership within our team.


  • Ensure government regulatory compliance, HACCP, SSOP, GMP and QA programs for product performance and safety.
  • Development, implementation and overseeing of FSMA Regulations, HACCP & SQF Level 2.
  • Ensures on going corrective action leadership and continuous improvement for administration of internal and external audits.
  • Provides continuous improvement strategies for Food Safety Management team and plant employees.
  • Administers employee training programs related to GMPs, Food Safety and Food Defense
  • Assists in R&D as it relates to new product development.


  • BS degree (Food Microbiology/Food Technology preferred) with at least 5 years of food manufacturing / managerial experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Food Safety HACCP and Prerequisite (i.e. programs, environmental, sanitation, GMP, complaint and recall.)
  • Technical knowledge of analytical test methods. Knowledge of quality tools, quality trend reporting, advanced computer and writing skills, regulatory and compliance guidelines.
  • Must be a FSMA PCQI, SQF Practitioner and HACCP Certified. Must have developed and implemented all paperwork and training as it relates to FSMA Regulations and SQF Level 2 Certification.
  • Ability for strategic innovation thinking and strong communication skills required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time


  • food manufacturing / managerial: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • FSMA PCQI, SQF Practitioner and HACCP Certified (Required)


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