Safety & QA (Suppliers) - San Diego, CA 92123
Responsible for the implementation and execution of quality and food safety
programs to ensure compliance of all food and packaging suppliers and service
providers of Qdoba. Actively provides technical and
food safety leadership and insight to cross functional teams.
Manages Qdoba’s QA and food safety documentation
for all food and packaging items including specifications, 3 rd party audits, and all QA/food safety documentation.
Partners with restaurants and suppliers to investigate and resolve product
quality and food safety issues.
Works with cross-functional teams on test/LTO projects and provides technical
expertise throughout process.
Evaluates, develops and implements food and packaging safety and quality
programs throughout the Qdoba brand. Ensures all
safety procedures are in place and managed correctly and effectively.
Conducts food safety audits and onsite supplier quality resolution activities
Represents the FSQA department as a technical lead for decisions pertaining
to ingredient food safety and quality systems. Identifies and initiates
product safety and quality system enhancements and upgrades.
Reviews and evaluates the risk of food safety and quality test results; makes
recommendations and proposed corrective action plans. Manages and deploys
department resources to ensure appropriate oversight and response to program
Directly manages or influences the management of specific ingredient
categories and specific “special assignments” as directed.
Serves as subject matter expert with supporting departments such as
Marketing, Technical Services, and Supply Chain to promote understanding of
food safety and quality programs and procedures, and to troubleshoot any
misinformation or discrepancies.
Performs other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required,
assigned and directed.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Animal Science, or
related field. Knowledge of the auditing process and GSFI standards is
5+ years of relevant food safety and/or food quality / safety management
experience required. Prior management experience is desired.
Requires a broad knowledge of food industry product safety and quality
assurance principles and practices.
GMP, HACCP principles, auditing systems and processes, sanitation, process
capabilities, crisis management system. Understanding of government
regulatory requirements for products (State, Local, Federal, USDA/FSIS, FDA,
Strong working knowledge of microbiology, chemistry, statistical process
control, and SSOP. Excellent English oral and written skills. Strong
organization, interpersonal, and supervisory skill. Working knowledge of
personal computers and software. Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior.
Ability to speak/hear clearly in person and on telephone. Ability to travel
to supplier facilities, distribution centers, restaurants, and other related
facilities up to 25% of the time as business needs require.
Address: 9330 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA - 92123
Property Description: Qdoba Brand Central
Property Number: CORP