Quality Assurance Manager - Orval Kent Foods - Vista & San Diego, CA



Orval Kent Food Co., Inc.


Job Description

Division: Orval Kent Foods

Location: Vista & San Diego

Dept.: Plant Management

Type of position Exempt, Full-time


Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager


Reports to (title): Corporate Director Quality

No. of Direct Reports: (by location)

No. of Indirect Reports: (by location)


Budget Scope: Prepares and manages the QA Department budget. Manages the cost for Pest

Control and USDA. Assists Sanitation Department performance and cost control.


General Description: Responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and implementing food

safety systems, quality assurance procedures, food defense systems and related functions for the

assigned facility and associated locations.


Position Responsibilities:

·       Manage the facility food safety programs, quality assurance and food defense systems as defined by Corporate programs and local facility needs, including a lead role Crisis Management.

·       Manage facility food safety and quality results by planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees. Schedule, assign and follow up on Quality Assurance staff’s work results.

·       Coordinate with R&D and other corporate staff to assist the development and implementation of new products, process and product improvements and cost savings initiative.

·       Chair the HACCP Team and assure that root cause analysis and corrective actions, as defined by the HACCP team, are completed.

·       Provide training for QA related programs to employees, contractors and suppliers.

·       Maintain Professional and Technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks.

·       Respond to customer and consumer issues, providing input for corrective and preventive actions to the HACCP Team.

·       Manage the third party food safety audit program, to meet customer and corporate needs.


Education/Experience/Capabilities Requirements

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related experience.

·       10 year’s experience in food industry, with quality supervisory background.

·       Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in cross functional situations.

·       Ability to travel on a limited basis.


Relationships (Customers; Vendors; Internal Employees): Individual customers, brokers, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, auditors, operations, maintenance, and warehouse employees.


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Contact: karin.kyrk@orvalkent.com



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