Director of Quality
Assurance and Food Safety at Decas Cranberry
Quality Assurance |
Carver, MA, United States
Company - Decas Cranberry Products
Location - Carver, MA
Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety
Reporting to the President and CEO, this position is responsible for
effectively managing and implementing policies and programs as they relate to
food safety, quality and defense. This person will monitor and assess
manufacturing, purchasing and logistic operations from food safety risk and
program compliance for the entire company. The Director will serve as liaison
among production, purchasing and R&D departments to insure all
specifications are pertinent, accurate and followed. This position will work
closely with senior management to maintain impeccable quality and cleanliness
standards on an audit ready every day basis. This position will assure
compliance with federal and state regulations including HACCP program
- Ongoing development,
implementation and management of all aspects of quality programs.
Includes maintaining SOPs and product specifications for all products.
Evaluation of current practices and implementation of quality assurance
- Responsible for management of
- Ensure compliance with
applicable laws, regulations and food safety and defense standards
issued by the FDA and other federal, state and local agencies involved
with food safety activities. Maintain up to date records for compliance
with federal, state and HACCP regulations.
- Responsible for ongoing
employee training activities designed to keep employees knowledgeable
and informed of SOPs, methods, and Good Manufacturing Procedures. Also
ensures that standards for personal hygiene are met and implements
corrective actions where needed.
- Works with plant supervisors to
assure compliance with SOPs and GMPs.
- Approves all co-packing
facilities for manufacturing company products.
- Oversees the company’s
sanitation program and ensures that the production staff is following
proper procedures and programs for sanitation. Works closely with
chemical companies, exterminators and other related resources to manage
sanitation program and address deficiencies/problems.
- Manages environmental program
including ongoing laboratory testing of environment for pathogens.
Addresses deficiencies with appropriate personnel and implements
corrective actions where necessary.
- Oversee and manage customer
quality inspections and the administration of quality surveys and
- Works closely with industry
workgroups and other agencies to ensure the company’s ongoing
participation in all aspects of the industry’s food safety programs.
- Provide technical guidance on
the purchase of materials and equipment related to food safety and
- Maintain corporate recall
programs so that product can be successfully withdrawn or recalled from
market when necessary.
- Train plant operations related
to food safety, sanitation and QC procedures and programs and ensure
they are being implemented and followed.
- Staff and supervise our
seasonal labs in our fresh fruit operation and receiving station.
Ensures that all GMP and sanitation procedures are followed in these
general areas not only in season but out of season as well.
- Bachelors Degree in food science or
- Minimum of 10 years of
supervisory food quality control and quality assurance experience in
- Extensive experience with HACCP
- Experience in developing and
implementing quality assurance and quality control programs.
- Effective communicator with the
ability to develop and manage diverse teams.
- Strong organizational and
- Evidence of regulatory and food
safety and defense knowledge and experience.
- Strong problem solving and
analytical skills with good statistical analysis capabilities.
- Ability to supervise and manage
a department of 5 to 6 people.
- The ability to solve problems
as a team is critical in this position.
To be considered for
this opportunity, please submit cover letter, resume and salary expectations
via the following link:
Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined
under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the
essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of
a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case
Decas Cranberry Products, Inc. is committed to the
principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and
employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under
no circumstances will Decas Cranberry Products,
Inc. discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color,
religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation,
gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance,
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