Quality Assurance & Food Safety
Manager will be part of the key operating team at Olam
Tomato Processors based at the Lemoore Facility. The position will be
responsible and accountable to develop the Quality Assurance Programs,
Provide the day to day support to the operations team in management of
product quality and ensuring Food Safety across the product portfolio
manufactured at the Lemoore plant. The role requires experience in plant
Quality Assurance management in Industrial/retail tomato ingredients &
products with expertise in Quality systems such as BRC/SQF, HACCP,
Technical expertise in the area of physical, Chemical & Microbiological
analysis, lead a team of supervisors and technicians to operate the
laboratories through the year.
Ensure full compliance
of all products from the Lemoore plant with all government food safety
regulations, and maintain highest level of food safety.
Ensure that facilities
are in compliance with all GMP, HACCP, and GFSI (BRC) guidelines.
with FDA and other regulatory personnel,
food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive & responsive
relationships and assure rapid corrective actions through dynamic
leadership and timely documentation.
Develop, schedule, and
direct GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management System audits and monitor
corrective actions to deficient findings for completion and effectiveness,
providing gap closure assistance to the manufacturing facilities.
accountable for disposition of product based on Quality Inspection results
and data management of the same in the SAP system.
Lead Lemoore HACCP
and Food Safety team for product designs,
manufacturing processes, Food Safety plans, environmental microbiological
monitoring and control programs, finished product microbiological testing
programs, allergen program, and sanitation programs.
Validate and assure
compliance with established food safety and quality objectives through
daily monitoring programs, team supervision, and on-going verification of
internal and external laboratory or industry benchmarking.
Establish new and
improved quality/safety programs, policies and procedures to ensure that
established standards of quality are consistently achieved, measured,
documented and maintained. Provide food safety risk assessment information,
new technology information, and risk management strategies.
potential and emerging food safety issues and develop strategies to
effectively investigate and respond.
programs for the Quality teams with emphasis on continuous improvement
through identification and analysis of customer complaints and
Support the Central QA
and Food Safety team in undertaking Root Cause & Corrective actions
from customer complaints and implement the corrective actions with the
plant operations team.
Host and successfully,
complete QA audits from customers and BRC audit team during the tomato
Quality Audits and ensure ingredients and packaging material suppliers are
compliant as per the requirement of the BRC system and Olam
maintaining the Organic, Kosher, Halal certifications for products
manufactured by the Lemoore plant is as per the requirement of the
customers & central QA team.
resources & participate in continuous improvement initiatives as
Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:
Masterís or Bachelorís
Degree in Food Science or Microbiology or
Minimum 10 years leadership
experience in multiple types of food processing, preferably in processing
tomato or vegetable industry
knowledge and experience in Food chemistry& Microbiology, Food safety,
preferably in the processing tomato or vegetable
Ability to understand
plant operations which include raw tomato handling, Hot & Cold Breaks,
Evaporation, thermal processing & aseptic packaging, value added retail
product manufacturing & packaging
Ability to lead and
develop a team of supervisors in both technical capability and effective
communication skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively work with
all managerial levels, customers,
regulatory, and other professional contacts
problem solving skills with and ability to understand the key requirements
in the Quality Systems and continuous improvement programs
skills and ability to build and conduct training programs to the Quality
& operations team
Knowledge of GFSI
& BRC auditing schemes and requirements
HACCP certified and
Formal audit training
or equivalent certification or experience
SAP ability and
fundamental knowledge a plus
Olam Americas, Inc provides equality of opportunity for all persons
with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability or sexual