Assurance & Food Safety Manager
Requisition #: rich-00001595
City, State: New
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Shift: 1st Shift
What would I be responsible for?
Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the
non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and
solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces.
We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than
7,300 associates worldwide.
We currently have a great opportunity as a Quality Assurance & Food
Safety Manager located at our New Britain, Connecticut facility. Please visit
our website at www.richs.com/careers to apply for this position or view other
Manages all plant units responsible for monitoring and ensuring: that plant
products comply with Federal, State, and local regulations; are safe; and
meet company quality and reliability standards. Assures plant compliance to
all corporate policies and directives. Develops and implements short-term and
mid-term business plans for department, and assists in the development of the
strategic plan for the plant. Recommends improvements in manufacturing
methods and sanitation practices to management.
Manages and directs staff responsible for quality and food safety programs,
including but not limited to: microbiological testing ,
quality control testing of plant products, maintenance of the weight and
defect control programs in accordance with plant and company standards.
Develops, implements and communicates short-term and mid-term (1 - 2 years)
business plans for operation, ensuring associates understand the link to the
plant's, division's and the corporation's business plans and understand their
role in accomplishing these plans.
Assists in establishing the longer-term strategic plans for the plant.
Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary.
Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to
optimize their performance and growth.
Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding
individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems.
Ensures all associates have the resources and capabilities to effectively
accomplish their responsibilities.
May serve as a member of the plant's Steering Team.
Resolves Helpline complaints about plant products, maintaining necessary
records regarding the problem's resolution.
Meets with vendors, customers and quality representatives and other company
staff to discuss and resolve quality issues.
Ensures that the company's product "hold" policies and procedures
are communicated to plant staff and that the plant adheres to the procedures.
Requires, as appropriate, the suspension of production or the release of
product when food safety and/or quality standards are not achieved.
Leads and/or participates in quality audits of the plant.
Participates in regular meetings with plant management to discuss quality
Develops, maintains and reports required operational information to
management. Ensures all quality-related information required for regulatory
reviews and reporting is maintained by the plant.
Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards are in compliance.
Participates in scheduled GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout
the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct,
any identified deficiencies.
Follows up on work orders, with the appropriate Associates to ensure
expeditious performance of the requested work.
Keeps abreast of latest food safety, quality and manufacturing technologies,
systems, and practices.
Maintains a comprehensive understanding of all products manufactured by the
plant as well as the raw materials, packaging materials, and operations
required in the manufacturing process including quality specifications and
Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products
Corporation's business objectives.
What do I need to be considered a candidate?
Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain
Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field.
Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in a food-processing,
or pharmaceutical organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing
Demonstrated knowledge and application of statistical process control,
quality assurance techniques and tools and quality management principles in a
food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs),
HACCP, food allergens, pest control, and food microbiology.
Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include
product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success
rates), and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield).
Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan,
monitor and schedule work.
Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand mathematical equations,
especially basic statistical analysis.
Strong PC proficiency to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
Working knowledge of statistical software programs.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified
candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive
environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a
drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and