Quality and Food Safety Manager - Livingston, CA 95334
Olam Americas Inc.
We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food
ingredients, feed and fiber to over 19,800 customers
who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run
Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services
that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required
specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new
Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore
Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have
built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee,
Cotton, Edible Nuts and Spices.
As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates,
and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160
processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop
ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over
60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions
Reporting to Director FSQR and the Plant Manager(s) the
Quality & Food Safety Manager will be responsible for quality, food
safety and regulatory affairs for Hughson Nut Inc. (HNI) Almond plants in
California. This position will be responsible and accountable for operational
Quality Assurance programs and the execution of the same. They will provide
the day to day support to the operations team for the measurement and
management of product quality and will work to ensure food safety across the
product portfolio manufactured at the HNI plants. The Quality & Food
Safety Manager will lead a team of supervisors and technicians to operate the
laboratories through the year and will provide data and troubleshooting support
to the operations team. The QA and Food Safety manager will also ensure all
programs and procedures meet the regulatory and customer compliance
standards. This position requires experience in operational Quality Assurance
management in Industrial processing plants. Expertise required includes
quality systems such as British Retail Consortium (BRC)/ Safety Quality Food
(SQF), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), technical
expertise in the area of physical, Chemical and
full compliance of all products from the HNI plants with all government
food safety regulations and maintain the highest level of food safety.
that facilities are in compliance with all GMP,
HACCP, and GFSI (BRC) guidelines.
effectively with FDA and other regulatory personnel, food safety
auditors, and customers to maintain positive and responsive
relationships and assure rapid corrective actions through dynamic
leadership and timely documentation.
schedule, and direct GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management System
audits. Monitor corrective actions to deficient findings for completion
and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance to the manufacturing
for disposition of product based on Quality Inspection results and data
management of the same on Nutware/SAP system.
HNI HACCP and Food Safety team for product designs, manufacturing
processes, Food Safety plans, environmental monitoring, and pest control
programs. Manage the finished product microbiological testing programs,
allergen program, and sanitation programs.
and ensure compliance with established food safety and quality
objectives through daily monitoring programs, team supervision, and
on-going verification of internal and external laboratory or industry
that all pasteurized products meet or exceed the microbiological product
new and improved quality/safety programs, policies, and procedures to
ensure that established standards of quality are consistently achieved,
measured, documented, and maintained. Provide food safety risk
assessment information, new technology information, and risk management
with large multinational corporations who are Olam's key customers with
respective QA team to understand and apply quality systems and programs
in compliance to customer requirements.
training programs for the Quality teams with emphasis on continuous
improvement through identification and analysis of customer complaints
the Central QA and Food Safety team in undertaking root cause and
corrective actions from customer complaints and implement the corrective
actions with the plant operations team.
and successfully complete QA audits from customers and BRC audit team.
Supplier Quality Audits and ensure ingredients and packaging material
suppliers are compliant as per the requirement of the BRC system and
Olam QA systems.
for maintaining the Organic, Kosher, Halal certifications for products
manufactured by the HNI plants are as per the requirement of the
customers and central QA team.
data, resources and participation in continuous
other duties as assigned.
Degree in Food Science /Microbiology or related discipline is required.
Candidates with five (5) years Quality Management experience can
substitute experience in lieu of degree requirement.
(5) years leadership experience in multiple types of food processing,
preferably in edible nuts industry, is required. Candidates substituting
experience in lieu of degree require ten (10) years of total Quality
Management experience. Previous team building and leadership skills will
be crucial in this position.
technical knowledge and experience in Food chemistry, Microbiology and
Food safety is required.
to understand plant operations, which include raw edible nuts handling,
Almonds processing machines, color sorters, roasters, pasteurizers, and
retail product manufacturing and packaging is required.
to lead and develop a team of supervisors in both technical capability
and effective communication is required.
interpersonal communication skills, including verbal and written, with a
demonstrated ability to effectively work with all managerial levels,
customers, regulatory, and industry organizations is required.
analytical problem-solving skills with and ability to understand the key
requirements in the Quality Systems, and development of continuous
improvement programs is required.
Knowledge and experience working GFSI and BRC auditing is required.
Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification and experience is
required. Formal audit training or equivalent certification and
experience will be considered in lieu of HACCP certification.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing
needs of the organization.
Olam provides equality of
opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on
the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age,
disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. We
will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure
against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for
employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of
employment against any employee or job applicant. All employment will be
decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and
business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability,
you may contact us for support at: US-Talent.Acquisition@olamnet.com
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At Olam, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is
proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.