Quality and Food Safety Specialist - Woodland, CA 95776
PGP International Inc
Full Job Description
Description: Reports to: Senior Corporate Quality and Food
Direct reports: n/a
Back up position: Senior Corporate Quality and Food Safety
Department: Corporate Quality and Food Safety
Work location: Woodland, CA
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 &
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):
degree in food science, chemistry or biological science.
- 1-2 years of
experience in manufacturing environment. Knowledge in the areas of GMPs,
FDA regulations, Food Safety Modernization Act etc.
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
Office (Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook)
Dynamics Information System desirable
- Adobe Acrobat
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
Prevented Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) preferred
- Fluency in
English - required
V – Work/Employment Conditions and Other Requirements:
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
Position Type and Working Schedule
RFT - Regular Full Time, working schedule based on business needs.
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.