Food Technologist - QARM
The Food Technologist – Quality Assurance Raw
Materials (QARM) works in the Quality Assurance Department assisting with a
range of tasks related to raw material specification development and
compliance, raw material use and handling, regulatory and procedural
compliance, supplier development and document management. This position
supports the efforts of QARM that involve providing technically based
information both internally and to suppliers to assure the consistent
receipt of raw materials that meet our specifications. The incumbent will
work closely with several departments within the company including
Sourcing, Food Safety, Technical Services, Warehouse and Production in
addition to working with raw material suppliers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist as needed in
obtaining and organizing documents from suppliers and assisting with all
aspects of document control within the department. Developing document
control procedures as needed.
management to integrate quality function with our existing ERP system by
assisting in report development as well as data entry and retrieval
QA/QC procedures as needed, especially those related to evaluation of
incoming raw materials and raw material traceability.
Working with various departments
(Warehouse, Kitchen, Production, QA) to determine,
develop, monitor and audit procedures associated special handling of raw
Act as technical
resource for researching new analytical equipment and development of new
Service and QARM departments as needed with supplier approval process and
specification revision and development.
variances or specification deviations with ingredients or suppliers.
Develop and present reports to management or suppliers based on findings.
within the QA/TS group or with multiple departments to address supplier or
raw material issues, present findings of investigations and determine
corrective measures if required.
Manage various raw
material projects as needed under the direction of the Corporate QARM
information and/or reports to multiple departments (QA, Technical Services,
Sourcing, Production) regarding potential
suppliers and ingredients by conducting independent research or visiting
Assist in resolving
problems with out of specification ingredients by visiting suppliers to
conduct inspections, clarify Amy’s requirements, facilitate process
improvement and write reports for use by management.
Work closely with
suppliers to develop specifications and address any requested exceptions to
our requirements. This will include both sensory and food safety
Participate in routine
supplier visits with the QARM and Sourcing departments on a minimum
frequency as directed by the Corporate QARM Manager in order to assure the
maintenance of Amy’s quality standards.
Act as technical
resource for the department by researching ingredients and processing
methods and developing a strong understanding of Amy’s unique ingredient
requirements and the constraints of our suppliers.
suppliers when documents are required or corrective action is needed.
Explaining technical issues and specification requirements to suppliers
with varying levels of technical expertise.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from
a four-year college or university (preferably Food Science or Food
Technology); or one to two years related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
interpersonal and assertiveness skills necessary to maintain effective and
cordial working relationships while at the same time coming to
resolution/agreement on Amy's requirements
communication skills; ability to relate to all internal levels as well as
interface with suppliers on a technical level
Must be flexible,
creative, and extremely attentive to detail. He/she must excel in
completing investigations, and drawing conclusions from data
Some understanding of
GMP, HACCP, food regulatory and processing requirements
must have experience using Word and Excel at minimum
requirements are approximately 50%.
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