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Job ID

13-0089

Title

Quality & Food Safety Manager - Attune Foods

Department

Quality

City

Eugene

State

OR

Description

Job Summary:
The Quality & Food Safety Manager is responsible for leading, developing, managing, and executing all quality systems required within their area of responsibility. This includes working with customers, suppliers, corporate personnel, and manufacturing staff. Responsible for the strategic development and auditing of Quality systems such as, SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Foods), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) for plant Quality department while providing day to day QA leadership to ensure all products shipped are food safe and meet customer expectations. Responsible for communication of food quality standards to plant personnel through training, corrective actions, quality audits, production and facility monitoring.

Job Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Maintain and ensure the quality and integrity of raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods through receiving, production, storage, handling, shipping and distribution
• Maintain Food Safety Fundamentals and the Food Safety Plan
o Oversee the review and maintenance of the SQF 2000 System;
o Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the SQF 2000 System;
o Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF 2000 System.
• Manage department and facility procedures in SharePoint document library
• Implement and maintain an effective internal GMP audit program & ensure compliance with regulatory and customer requirements.
• Handle customer complaint investigations & customer response procedures.
• Manage and audit HACCP program compliance.
• Coordinate monthly cGMP facility audits and glass and hard plastic inspections.
• Facilitate third party audits and regulatory agencies inspections, as well as Kosher, Organic, and Non-GMO audits.
• Coordinate and participate in mock recalls
• Oversee the management of finished product and raw ingredient specifications along with the maintenance of physicals standards libraries.
• Manage the activities of the QA line inspection team
• Monitor lab results, review QA and QC documents, environmental monitoring findings and CCP reports.
• Manage the process for non-conforming materials via the routing form and Oracle.
• Validate payroll for QA employees through the EZ Labor payroll system.
• Manage the development of all employees for progress and growth.
• Manage QA Department budget

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
• BS degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other related field
• 5+ years of progressive food processing experience, with at least 3 years in a management/supervision capacity within a manufacturing environment under HACCP, USDA and/or FDA.
• Experience working with quality systems (such as ISO 9000, ISO22000, TS16949, AS9100, SQF, etc.) is required. SQF Practitioner certification is a plus.
• Experience working directly with customers and suppliers
• American Society for Quality certification, such as current CQE or CQM status, is a plus.
• HACCP Certified from a national/international recognized and accredited HACCP training firm
• Demonstrated proficiency in advanced quality statistics, measurement system analysis and continuous improvement


Knowledge of:
• Attune Eugene products and production processes;
• CFR Title 21 Part 110 (cGMP in manufacturing, packaging, and holding of Human Food) and CFR Title 21 Part 111 (cGMP in manufacturing, packaging, labeling, or holding operations for Dietary Supplements)
• Kosher and Organic Certifications
• Continuous Improvement Initiatives and knowledge of quality tools such as Six Sigma, SPC, and Quality Trend Reports.
• Auditing experience and familiarity with AIB, Silliker, SQF
• Comprehensive knowledge of Food Safety (HACCP principals, cGMPs, SOPs and SSOPs, Pest Control, Allergen Control & Recall programs)

Skill in:
• Statistical and analytical problem solving using defined methodologies
• Leading development and implementation of strategic goals and budget/cost control
• Personnel and performance management & work effectively with all levels of the organization
• Motivating, coaching, leadership
• Planning and implementing preventative systems
• Strategic thinking and decision making

Ability to:
• Handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
• Analyze processes for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard and each step within a production process
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ensure collaborative relationships with industry, trade, other associations, regulatory agencies and Hearthside staff.
• Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on food safety, quality assurance, and plant regulatory

Proficiency in: MS Office Suite, SAP, Performance Management system, EzLabor

Work Environment:
• Work is primarily done in an office setting.
• Frequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature.

Physical Requirements:
• Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time
• Stand, walk, climb stairs on a frequent basis
• Able to lift up to 50 lbs infrequently
• Able to climb ladders infrequently
• Work safely with cleaning chemicals

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