Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager
- Paris, TX
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position will lead Food Safety and Quality programs at the Paris, TX
facility. This includes leading implementation and on-going program
management/oversight of Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification, compliance to
Sara Lee corporate Quality Assurance / Food Safety requirements and other
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Lead activities related to
quality assurance and food safety processes. This includes but is
not limited to HACCP system, regulatory audits, quality systems review
process (QSR), standard operating procedures (SOP's), incoming Raw
material inspections, product scoring, food safety audits, customer and
consumer complaint resolution, standardized work instructions.
- Develop and execute SQF plans
to achieve/maintain SQF Level 3 Certification at the facility and to
meet all Sara Lee Corporation requirements related to quality and food
- Oversee plant compliance,
interactions and relationship with SQF auditor.
- Develop and maintain systems to
assure facility meets all SQF 2000 System requirements including
Commitment, Document Control and Records, Specifications, Attaining Food
Safety, Verification, Product Identification Trace and Recall, Incident
Management, Food Safety Fundamentals - Building and Equipment Design and
Construction, and Food Safety Fundamentals - Pre-requisite Programs.
- Manage finished product
evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key
customer/consumer Quality attributes.
- Train personnel and maintain
all training records on critical food safety and quality requirements
utilizing the Alchemy system.
- Maintain all registries as
required by SQF.
- Oversee monitoring,
verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facility meet the facility Food Safety and Quality Plans.
- Provide guidance and leadership
in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential risk has
been identified related to food safety and/or quality attributes.
- Reassess SQF plan(s) when ever there is a change to program, process,
procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
- Management of sanitation
processes and programs for the facility. This includes but not
limited to the following activities:
- Adherence to the Master
Sanitation Schedule and weekly work plans for sanitation teams
- Direct interface with
sanitation chemical suppliers to ensure proper usage and procedures are
- Direct interface with pest
control supplier to ensure complete and thorough management of the
- Complete plant environmental
testing as required from LIMS system
- Direct management of Quality
Assurance staff to ensure alignment of business needs and conditions.
Co-management of Sanitation staff to ensure proper training and
development of all employees in the department.
- Bachelor's degree
in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field.
- 4+ years of food processing
experience, with at least 2 years in a manufacturing environment under
USDA and/or FDA and HACCP.
- 2+ years facilitating food
safety/quality related training events.
- Demonstrate leadership in the
areas of food safety and plant regulatory affairs
- HACCP Certification from a
nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training
- SQF Certification from a
nationally / internationally recognized and accredited training firm
- Possess a thorough
understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing
- Comprehensive experience with
FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations
- Must have strong organizational
and leadership skills
- Ability to analyze processes
for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with a thorough
understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard and
each step of a production process
- Able to work with cross
functional departments within the organization
- Good problem solving skills and
corrective action/resolution skills
- Strong computer skills with
experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point. SAP experience
is a plus.
Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's
why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your
career. With the resources of a global corporation and direct
responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you'll always be
able to perform your best and be recognized for it. At Sara Lee, the
difference is you.
Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive,
flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your
needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription
drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans,
and tuition reimbursement.
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