Director Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager Santa Barbara, CA


Job #04383


About our client

Our client is a privately owned supplier of fresh cut fruits and vegetables. The company has been in operation for more than 25 years and has over $200M in annual sales.




Director Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager

Nearest Metro City: Santa Barbara, CA



Reports to


Highly competitive package, commensurate with experience





1) Oversee quality control, lab and packaging
2) Lead development and implementation of quality programs
3) Audit execution of quality programs like allergen, sanitation and self-audits
4) Organize investigations to diagnose quality problems throughout the production process
5) Ensure that records and documentation are maintained
6) Work as a plant contact person for customer inquiries, concerns and audits
7) Investigate new technologies/applications to improve processes
8) Enhance quality/food safety programs
9) Improve MICS and HACCP score compliance
10) Manage technical staff and execute business plan objectives
11) Ensure that all internal and external audits are completed above acceptable levels
12) Work within framework of approved procedures, policies, processes and budgets
13) Implement and manage all quality initiatives




1) Degree (4 year)
2) Minimum 5 years of experience (fresh fruits and vegetables) with expertise of working in a lab environment as well as managing HACCP programs, CCPs and CPs through verification and auditing
3) Familiarity with recall processes, new rules and requirements for fresh vegetables as well as proficiency in computers, bilingual skills (Spanish)


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