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Associate Food Safety and Quality Manager - Aberdeen, WA 98520

Ocean Spray



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Become a member of the Markham, WA Leadership team. We are currently recruiting for a FS&Q Manager with relocation assistance available.

A day in the life of a Food Safety & Quality Manager:

  • Direct the implementation of policies and strategies established by the corporate team in quality, safety and regulatory matters ensuring that systems are implemented, and in compliance with internal and external FSQA standards and customers’ requirements.
  • Establish standards in relation to the quality and food safety practices of the plant, handling the documentation, systems and necessary resources for its implementation and execution.
  • Analyze data obtained in the control of FSQA operational steps carried out in the processes and the final product to ensure compliance with the specifications of both areas of the operation.
  • Monitor Sanitation, Pest Programs, and plant pre-requisite programs to ensure compliance with standards established by the Corporation.
  • FSQA Plant resource for commissioning, qualification and verification of changes made in the processes and / or equipment associated with the production of products produced in Ocean Spray Lanco to ensure the achievement of results under the food safety quality standards defined by the company.
  • Guarantee the process of release of finished products within procedures and standards of quality and safety according to the specifications defined for this purpose.
  • Plan the necessary activities associated to food safety and quality incidents to establish solutions in line with the company's policy in these matters and to coordinate with the area of operations the materialization of such a solution.
  • Directs and coordinates the HACCP multidisciplinary team whose function is to design, implement and improve the food safety system.
  • Directs FSQA Assurance staff and is responsible for their development and performance. Provides support, coaching, and training to all employees in all aspects of the Company food safety and quality program
  • Proposes and / or coordinates continuous improvement initiatives, with both the Plant areas and the Corporate FSQA area.
  • Manage quality and food safety indicators by providing information, guidance, and solutions to ensure compliance with FSQA standards.
  • Receives, coordinates and directs visits from agencies or government agencies such as Seremi Health, Agricultural and Livestock Service, FDA, etc. As well as customer and corporate visits.
  • Answers customer complaints based on research and solutions when needed.
  • Responsible for internal and external audits associated with the plant, its infrastructure and production processes.

Knowledge - Skills - Abilities

  • Bachelors Degree and 5-7 years experience preferred
  • Knowledge in quality management systems
  • Knowledge in food safety system recognized by GSFI (SQF, HACCP, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.
  • Knowledge in statistical process control
  • Knowledge in continuous improvement tools
  • Quality auditor experience and/or participation
  • Knowledge in non-conformance resolution techniques
  • Excel

Who We Are:

You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what’s better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.

Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike-we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:

  • Grower Mindset – We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.
  • Sustainable Results – Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
  • Integrity Above All – We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other
  • Inclusive Teamwork – We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



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