I. POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for maintaining compliance to customer
specifications, Company standards, food safety standards, HACCP, GMP's and
regulatory requirements. Provide leadership and maintain support for all
quality assurance responsibilities.
II. Essential Functions
A. Assign coverage and responsibility for food safety
and quality to QA supervisors/QA assistant supervisors during absence
B. Performs agency and customer compliance audits
C. Preparation and implementation of operations and QA standard operating
D. Investigates and resolves quality issues relating to supplier goods
E. Implementation and maintain a Plant Quality Assurance Program
F. In-process/finished goods monitoring programs
G. Training Programs for food safety, GMP's and regulatory
H. Primary contact and communication for customers and suppliers for all
quality, food safety and regulatory issues.
I. Manages employees in the Quality Assurance Department. Carries out
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies
and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and
training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance and developing employees; rewarding and disciplining employees;
addressing complaints and resolving problems.
III. Work Environment & Physical Demands
Workplace venues are multi-shift operations that are
noisy and can be very cold or very warm.
In addition, some locations are expansive and may be multi-levels.
IV. Education, Experience & Required Skills
Undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree B. A.) from
four-year college or university or one to five years related experience
and/or training or equivalent (combination of education and experience).
FLSA status: exempt
Reports to: Director (Quality Assurance)