Madrona Specialty Foods is the producer
of the LaPanzanella brand of crackers and
cookies. LaPanzanella’s Croccantini
crackers are among the best-selling and fastest-growing specialty crackers
nationwide. Our all natural Dolcetini artisan
cookies, inspired by time-honored recipes, blend the simple elegance of
European tea cookies with an array of original flavors. Our products enjoy
wide distribution through specialty gourmet and natural retailers as well
as restaurants and conventional grocery channels.
Using knowledge of food industry regulatory standards and the requirements
of third party vendors (AIB, Siliker, BRC, ISO),
this newly created position will audit and inspect processes and practices
at our Tukwila manufacturing facility to ensure compliance with company
policies, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and those mandated by
customers. The ideal candidate for this newly created position will be a
hands-on leader who is able to influence and drive change and enjoys
Conducts audits and inspections of procedures used in all areas of the
Conducts follow up corrective actions with managers and supervisors to
ensure facility compliance.
Provides expertise and training in sanitation and safety policies.
Keeps informational paperwork current including Kosher certificates,
supplier letters of continuing guarantee, certificates of analysis and MSDS
Verifies product formula and labeling compliance.
Participates in the investigation of and response to customer complaints.
Tests and inspects product at specified stages in the manufacturing process
to ensure compliance with specifications.
Reviews, verifies, files and maintains records relating to product safety,
regulatory, and quality systems.
Provides expertise on food/HACCP regulatory standards as key member of
plant leadership team.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
College degree in related science or business area preferred.
5 years of QA experience in a food manufacturing facility, including
knowledge of quality assurance methodologies and implementation within the
Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Kosher principles and safe
food handling procedures.
Prior experience presenting training materials in a manufacturing setting.
Strong relationship building skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong Microsoft Office computer skills, and experience
working with data analysis and problem solving tools.
Excellent analytical skills and detail oriented.
Ability to operate effectively and be flexible in a dynamic environment.
Bilingual English and Spanish speaking skills preferred.
Relocation assistance available.