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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Coordinator/Technician- Temporary

Rosemead, CA

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At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values- Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.

Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

Panda offers competitive benefits and rewarding opportunities, from entry-level positions to management. We have restaurant positions available nationwide and support center positions in Rosemead, CA. Come join the nation's largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company.

The FSQA Coordinator position is responsible for overseeing the supply chain audit schedule, managing the supplier approval timeline, managing the FSQA database and reporting systems, and coordinating the documentation of ingredient specifications. This position also supports in-store testing and Product Development projects.

Essential functions:

The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this job’s duties and responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.

• Oversees the supply chain audit schedule, setting up the schedule and coordinating monthly with the company’s audit consultants on conducting the audits according to the schedule.
• Coordinates cross-functional team involving Product Development, Purchasing, and FSQA to manage the supplier approval timeline. Ensures that contracts, ingredient specifications, production, testing, and rollout are conducted in accordance with the project timeline.
• Manages the FSQA database and reporting systems, incorporating audit results and FSQA scorecard data.
• Coordinates with Purchasing, Product Development, and suppliers to ensure that the ingredient specification documentation is completed on a timely basis.
• Supports the Product Monitoring Program by ordering ingredients from store or supplier, cooking the ingredient(s) in a store kitchen, and coordinating a cross-functional meeting to determine if the ingredient meets company standards. Measures and weighs ingredients to ensure they are in accordance with company specifications.
• Supports in-store testing and special projects as needed. Travels to a store to cook new products and surveys guests to obtain feedback on the new products.
• Supports GO 101/202 classes by conducting food safety audits and providing feedback and coaching based on audit results.
• Provides administrative support to FSQA, coordinating meeting logistics and maintaining needed supplies.



• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Food Science, Public Health, Biology, Chemistry or related field
• Minimum one to two years of related industry experience

• Organized efficient, good communication skills, highly independent

• Successful completion of annual store training

Panda Restaurant Group’s culture is strongly guided by our Mission and Values, highlighted on the Panda websites. We recommend all interested candidates become familiar with our Mission and Values, as well as the principals of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location

| United States of America-CALIFORNIA-Rosemead-Support Center


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