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Food Safety, Quality Assurance Manager

Cytosport - Benicia, CA 94510

Created on Jun 01, 2012

CytoSport, the maker of Muscle Milk, is among the largest sport nutrition protein beverage companies in the U.S. and offers a complete line of protein-enhanced powders, shakes and bars. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and flexible QA Manager to work at our headquarters in Benicia, CA.

This position reports to the Director of Quality and Compliance, and will plan and manage the implementation of quality systems so that quality requirements for products are fulfilled. Position is responsible for managing Quality Assurance personnel. Essential QA Manager responsibilities are:

         Oversee and Monitor internal Quality Systems

         Component Specification Management

         Execute and Manage Stability Studies

         Document Control Management and Annual controlled document reviews

         Finished Product Specification Execution and Management

         Manage company Training Program

         Manage company Pest Control Program

         Manage company Glass & Brittle Plastic Program

         Manage Internal Audit Program

         Monitor Corrective and Preventive Action

         Oversee Environmental Monitoring program

         Execute Change Control

         Review and Approve documentation for Supplier Qualification

         Approve and Monitor Deviations to Processes

         Manage Allergen Control Program

         Calibration Program Management

         Off site plant audits (if applicable)

         Execute and Manage finished product disposition and release

         Oversee compliance to the label revision process

         Assist in investigating customer and consumer complaints

         Supervise staff, interface with department managers, teambuilding

         Mentor and motivate personnel to ensure professional growth and continuous improvement in quality, efficiency, delivery and safety

         Support sales in completing customer compliance documents (as needed)

         Review and audit documents for accuracy

         Ongoing label review to ensure compliance

         Upgrade Quality Control laboratory and implement Good Laboratory Practices

         Create a culture of safety and teamwork in the department and ensure compliance with all safety policies and procedures

         Keep abreast of industry trends and new regulations

         Miscellaneous projects as needed

The ideal candidate will be a dedicated, seasoned manager, a mentor, leader, collaborator, and team-player with the following experience:

         Thorough knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices for Foods and Dietary Supplements.

         Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices and basic laboratory equipment .

         Excellent interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.

         Excellent analytical skills coupled with strong problem solving skills.

         Detail oriented with excellent follow up and customer service skills.

         Good Leadership skills.

         Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

         Position requires interfacing with several departments.

         Position requires flexibility, careful attention to details, and ability to multi-task.

The educational background we are looking for is:

         College degree and 8-10 years of industry experience preferred

         Chemistry background preferred.

         Minimum 8-10 years regulatory, food, pharmaceutical and plant manufacturing experience.

         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

         Knowledge of regulations for food and dietary supplement label compliance.

         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

CytoSport offers full medical benefits, 401k, FSA, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, an on-site gym, fantastic people and a growing, fast paced, exciting environment. For more information on Muscle Milk or additional CytoSport products, visti:

Serious Candidates only please.

CytoSport is EOE, M/F, D/V

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