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Corporate Quality and Food Safety Specialist - Woodland, CA 95776

PGP International Inc

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Description: Reports to: Senior Corporate Quality and Food Safety Manager

Direct reports: n/a

Back up position: Senior Corporate Quality and Food Safety Manager

Department: Corporate Quality and Food Safety

Work location: Woodland, CA

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
I - Job Purpose and Summary:

The Corporate Quality & Food Safety Specialist (CQFS) role leads and oversees key processes and tasks within the CQFS team. The Specialist role includes development of key product manufacturing documents such as Technical Data Sheets & Nutritional Labels as well as securing Third-Party Certifications from suppliers. The role further supports important supply chain process accountability including the approval and procurement of raw materials for production. As part of the role he or she is also responsible for Customer Documentation Requests and Vendor Complaint Management, Technical Reviews and Raw Material Specification Development.

II - Key Accountabilities:

  • HSE:

Promote a safe work environment through the adherence to all PGP’s Health & Safety and Environmental policies and procedures as well as to all relevant California OSHA regulations in order to achieve ZERO workplace incidents and injuries.

  • Standard Manufacturing Book & Technical Data Sheet Document Management:

Development & Maintenance of product Nutritional Information Sheets, Labels, Certificate of Analysis, Technical Data Sheets, as well as, Raw Material Inspection Sheets.

The development and maintenance of Nutritional Information sheets will require on-boarding of Genesis software to create correct product information. As part of this work, lead technical Nutritional customer requests and inquiries.

  • Third Party Audits & Certification Maintenance:

Lead the preparing for third party and customer audits focusing on required certifications. Key role includes maintaining PGP site and supplier certification including Organic, Gluten Free, non-GMO, Kosher, Halal.

  • Customer Requests and Vendor Complaint Management:

Ensure customer needs for CQFS process & documentation are fulfilled using Trace Gains software in accordance to their prioritization.

Maintain vendor complaint document database and follow up on vendor corrective actions on a timely basis.

Maintain the customer complaints database and publish an internal weekly and monthly customer complaint report to the sites QAs.

  • Technical Reviews to Ensure Labeling Standards:

Including raw material and finished product Specifications, Nutritional Information Sheets, Ingredient & Allergen Statements, and Other CQFS documents to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and PGP labeling standards

  • Raw Material Specification Development:

Assist in developing raw material specifications using information provided by suppliers, procurement department, industry standards & company historical data. Ensure documentation is provided by suppliers using the Trace Gains Network and is accurate and complete.

  • Training & Development: Participate in all trainings related to his/her job in order to gain knowledge/skills/abilities needed for exceptional performance including Trace gains, Genesis and advanced Excel.

III - Internal and External Contacts:

Sales & Marketing, Innovation, Purchasing, Quality Control and Operations

Customers & Suppliers, certification bodies

. Requirements: IV - Job Requirements (Required and Preferred):


  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry or biological science.

Related Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience in manufacturing environment. Knowledge in the areas of GMPs, FDA regulations, Food Safety Modernization Act etc.
  • Project management experience desirable

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to read, understand, interpret, and follow-through accurately and thoroughly. Strong communication skills: read; write articulate, etc. complex concepts to ensure appropriate interpretation. Strong technical capabilities and problem resolving skills.

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook)
  • Microsoft Dynamics Information System desirable
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Access (database)

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Prevented Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) preferred


  • Fluency in English - required

Other Qualifications

V – Work/Employment Conditions and Other Requirements:

Work Environment

The role is largely office based, with frequent interactions with colleagues both in the office and factory environment.

Physical and Sensory Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Working Schedule

RFT - Regular Full Time, working schedule based on business needs.

Travel Requirements

VI - Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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