SUMMARY: The Food Safety
& Quality Assurance Manager develops, implements, and works toward
continuous improvement of all QA programs. This is a management role that
reports to the Plant Manager. The position utilizes personal expertise in
food safety, microbiology, and excellent sanitation/hygiene practices to
provide strategic leadership and technical assistance to all departments.
Additionally, the FSQA Manager is responsible for the successful completion
of company food safety and quality assurance audits.
- Monitors, audits and approves
facilityís manufacturing operations for compliance with local and
federal food safety standards and requirements, GMPs and SSOPs.
- Oversee the development,
implementation, review and maintenance of HACCP and SQF certification
- Ensures maintenance of
required records and documents, including formal test results,
inspections, samples, grower product quality, produced product
quality, customer specs, customer claims and product disposition.
- Interact effectively with
DFA, USDA, food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive,
responsive relationships and assure rapid corrective actions through
dynamic leadership and timely documentation.
- Facilitate and coordinate
efficient and effective quality standards to meet customer
- Develop employees through
training, annual review, monitoring and mentoring.
- Maintain a team environment
among department and supervisory staff.
- Promote and maintain a safe
- Work closely with sales and
plant operations teams in the areas of quality program management,
inspection coordination and testing requirements.
- Implement necessary internal
quality assurance systems and infrastructure to support company
- Maintain current knowledge of
trends and changes affecting food safety and develop and recommend
appropriate program changes to ensure governmental compliance.
- Advise Plant Manager and
Senior Management staff of any quality control and food safety issues
in addition to presenting sound solutions.
- Proficient in Microsoft
Office and manufacturing-related software
- Strong Leadership Skills
- Ability to work in an
organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention
to detail, and strong implementation skills
- Communication and Listening
- Bilingual skill beneficial
- Ability to be relatable,
personable and productive within a team environment
- Bachelorís Degree in Quality
Assurance, Food Science, Operations Management or a related field, or
- Technical knowledge of
quality and food safety, specifically HACCP and SQF Certification
- Experience dealing with
- 3-5 years
experience in management, Food Safety or Quality Assurance
- Experience in Good
Manufacturing Practices Audits; food quality, safety documentation and
reporting; and submitting and implementing corrective action plans