Our client, a
multi-national well known food manufacturer is looking for a dynamic
Quality/Food Safety Manager for High Volume 250+ee thermal
processing/extrusion/packaging plant located in the San Bernardino/Apple
Valley CA area
Position reports to Regional Quality Director
This position leads the plant Quality Systems to assure the on-going
production of high quality and safe food products that comply with
product design and meet or exceed customer and consumer expectations.
As a member of the site staff, the position is responsible to implement
all quality systems, assure effective change management and drive
continuous process improvement.
As the primary R&D representative at the plant, the position has
shared accountability to support research projects in raw materials,
product development and process improvement.
Manages all quality assurance, technical services, QC and laboratory
functions for the site.
As a member of the site staff, provides direction and influence for the
development, implementation and continuous improvement of all quality
systems and plant strategies.
Assures that all products and packs produced at the site are safe for
consumption and conform to the intended product design.
Directs the quality and product safety components of all R&D driven
projects at the site through quality planning, specifications
development, and project oversight for compliance to GMP's and other
company policies and guidelines.
In partnership with the Technical Applications team, supports the
implementation/launch of all new products, line extensions and continuous
quality improvement projects including line trials and execution of
process capability evaluations.
Manages the quality audits and determines corrective and preventative
action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management
Manage QS Technicians (5-10)
Ensure adherence to Global Quality and Food Safety Standards including
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
HACCP and food safety management
ISO9000 and quality management systems
Regulatory and food law including AAFCO Guidelines
Quality systems standards, including GMPs
Food microbiology, analytical chemistry, and sensory methods
Process engineering, manufacturing equipment, and controls
Activity Management Process
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Pest Control Management
6+ years of experience in a technical area such as R&D product
development, laboratory management quality systems, or food process
BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical
field is required;
2 +years with the management of people.
An advanced understanding of quality systems and food safety programs.