Quality Assurance Food Safety Manager


Hilmar, CA



Job Summary
Directly oversees Food Safety Programs and staff at the Hilmar, CA site. Monitor and facilitate food safety related items, ensuring that Hilmar Cheese Food Safety Standards are met.

Manages, oversees and audits the daily activities of the HACCP program, ensuring effective food safety programs. Takes direction from the Quality Systems Manager for HACCP Plan effectiveness.
Works closely with the Production, Quality Systems Team and Quality Assurance Teams to coordinate an ongoing readiness to exceed customer expectations on quality audits and facilitates a continuing effort of improvement on product quality attributes.
Implements Food Safety Program policies and procedures.
Works closely with the Quality Assurance Managers to assist with PIN and non-conformance resolution.
Works closely with Engineering and Maintenance Staff to assist with equipment design, implementation, Food Safety Permit inspection and Project reviews.
Responsible for management of the Hilmar Sanitation Plan, which includes verification and validation schedules, and sanitation auditing.
Responsible for Food Safety Staff, ensuring plant facilities are audited periodically and that improvement to GMP/Housekeeping/Food Safety is generated.
Responsible for the development, enforcement and implementation of the Hilmar site Hygiene Zoning program.
Responsible for Vendor Assurance Programs, ensuring material vendors are audited periodically in compliance with SCM/QA standards.
Ensures compliance with regulatory and third part agency food safety and public health requirements. Responsible for oversight of regulatory audits and compliance.
Maintains a leadership role in the training and education of all Hilmar Cheese Company employees through functional team meetings and working closely with the whole of the Operations Teams to develop internal workshops and recommend appropriate outside workshops or training, along with the development of Operations and Quality Manuals.
Responsible for coordinating and maintaining the Food Safety portion of the Corporate QA budget.
Responsible for the compliance to the FSSC 22000 Program and compliance with standards.
Computer Proficient
English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
Promote Company Culture

Training Competencies

Annual completion of OSHA Regulatory training and Company safety training program.

Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments
Develop and mentor professional growth & advancement of department staff

Technical Knowledge Requirements:
Strategic knowledge of production operations management for quality, yield and cost
Advanced knowledge of plant technical activities through technical study and training
Advanced knowledge of warehouse operations and inventory management
New equipment implementation through vendor facilitation and training
Advanced industry related courses and vendor trade shows
Completion of HCC internal technical training programs
Software program proficiency in: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Qualifications: Education & Work Experience
Bachelors and/or Advanced Degree in a related science or engineering field with 6-8 years of related experience.
Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

This description is a general statement it does not include other duties as assigned



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