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QA Manager
T.H.E.M. of New Jersey - Marlton, NJ

 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assuring consistent quality of production by enforcing on-going Quality Assurance & Safe Quality Food programs to ensure meeting brand quality standards for cGMP and SQF certification, and all applicable food safety and quality regulatory compliance. The position will interface with cross-functional teams, external service providers, and government agencies as the product safety, quality systems and regulatory liaison in implementing all QA & SQF initiatives and operating practices. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for maintaining a QA system that assures safety and quality of food product and packaging materials
  • Manages the processing of QA information for customer to include approval, rejection and or resolving quality issues relating to product/packaging/receipt and shipment
  • Provides day-to-day direction and support to the quality assurance function, in-process inspection and periodic auditing of the quality system
  • Reviews and verifies completed production batch records and associated documents and ensures that the finished product meets FDA requirements and customer specifications prior to the release of product
  • Ensures the maintenance of quality records, champions process improvement and maintains, improves and trains to ensure compliance of all GMP requirements
  • Responsible for employee training and daily enforcement of all T.H.E.M. SOPs, GMPs, and batch and control documentation
  • Responsible for the implementation of QA Manuals, use of forms and clear direction on how to handle deviations or unusual situations

Safe Quality Food

  • Maintain, direct, control and ensure the SQF Level 2 Program rules and activities related to the SQF program are rigorously followed
  • Ensure follow-up of non-conformities of the SQF Level 2 Program by developing and putting in place realistic action plans
  • Performs daily monitoring activities on SQF programs including: Verification and Recordkeeping to ensure facility’s continuous compliance with SQF Level 2 requirements
  • Ensures all company food safety and quality policies, procedures, training manuals, logs, documentations, COAs, product specification sheets, and records are up to date in meeting regulatory and SQF Certification requirements

HACCP

  • Manage and maintain HACCP
  • Experience implementing and maintaining HACCP plans

Other

  • Manage and participate in customer or supplier visits/audits
  • Establish, communicate and enforce acceptable standards of performance and behavior within the QA team
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed

CORE REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Bachelor of Science in quality Assurance, Food Safety, Microbiology, Food Science, or related field
  • SQF practitioner certification
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience with food manufacturing operations and QA programs, preferably working in a food processing facility certified by SQF or other recognized program
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of food safety, food microbiology, food processing technology, safe food handling, sanitation practices, GMP and HACCP principles.
  • Knowledge of pest control and sanitation within a food manufacturing environment
  • In-depth understanding and experience with FDA and other relevant government agencies’ food safety regulations
  • Must have excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Energetic, flexible and have ability to work alone and in a team environment.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Marlton, NJ

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • SQF practitioner certification

 

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