Quality Manager / Food Safety - Burlington, VT 05401
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QA - Quality Control
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company is one of the leaders in their industry. They're seeking a Quality
Manager that will have full responsibility to ensure the
preservation, stability and food safety of the products manufactured.
position will provide guidance to the organization regarding all Quality
Assurance and Process Improvement efforts. This guidance covers all raw
materials, equipment, processes and finished products as well as compliance
to various regulatory agencies. The position will require the individual to
work closely with the plant management team. This is an involved, hands-on
procedures are being followed at all time.
(a) This relates to the QA department following all testing procedures and
ensuring Raw Material, Ingredient, Packaging and Finished Goods
specifications are being adhered to.
(b) This also relates to ensuring the manufacturing department is following
all written procedures and SOP in the processing and manufacturing of
products produced in the plant and at associated co-packers.
(c) Confirm; say what you do, do what you say, provide it. Do not manager a
paper system ensure what is written is actually taking place on the
Supervise the activities of the QA technical support group.
Provide sound direction and leadership to the QA staff
Develop the technical skills of the Quality Assurance staff.
Develop ones personal knowledge and skills to become an expert in
understanding the manufacturing process.
Must be knowledgeable of acidified foods and the principles of handling and
Provide technical assistance in process improvement, product development,
equipment selection and employee training.
Review, update and develop product & process specification and QA testing
Ensure all batch records are accurately completed, audited and properly
Timely development of new and existing processes, in order to minimize final
Facilitate the plant GMP program by hosting monthly GMP audits of the plant.
Interface directly with all regulatory agencies and coordinate all site
visits and audits.
(a) State and local agencies, FDA, USDA
(b) Kosher and Organic Certification
(c) Third party auditors
(d) Internal auditing
Possess a working knowledge of FDA labeling regulations, the Bioterrorism Act
of 2002 and new Federal regulations as they are presented.
Coordinate FDA filing for acidified foods.
Liaison with consumer affairs, customers, sales and brokers regarding quality
Provide senior management with reports concerning QA and Process
Develop and manage the department budget.
Work hand-in-hand with plant management to manage the day-to-day operations
which characteristics should be measured on raw material and finished
goods. Modify and develop procedures as needed.
Determine the acceptability of raw materials and finished goods against
Evaluate processing difficulties, consumer complaints and recommend
Determine QA manpower needs and make decisions regarding staffing
Evaluate employees skills and recommend training opportunities
Evaluate QA activities / procedures and recommend future improvements
Evaluate regulatory concerns and recommend corrective action.
is an outstanding opportunity with a very competitive salary, full corporate
benefits, and excellent working environment.
/ BS Food Technology, Food Science, Biology or Engineering
Five years of Quality Management in the food industry.
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