Quality Manager / Food Safety - Burlington, VT 05401


Base Pay:

$66,000 - $75,000 /Year

Employee Type:



Other Great Industries

Manages Others:


Job Type:

QA - Quality Control


4 Year Degree


At least 5 year(s)

Relocation Covered:


Post Date:


Contact Information


Don Hunter

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This 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.


The 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 position. 


Primary Responsibilities:

Ensure 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 production floor 
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 preservation. 
Provide technical assistance in process improvement, product development, equipment selection and employee training.
Review, update and develop product & process specification and QA testing procedures  
Ensure all batch records are accurately completed, audited and properly stored.  
Timely development of new and existing processes, in order to minimize final product nonconformance.
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 issues. 
Provide senior management with reports concerning QA and Process Improvement      
Develop and manage the department budget.
Work hand-in-hand with plant management to manage the day-to-day operations of 
the plant.


Determine 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 specifications.
Evaluate processing difficulties, consumer complaints and recommend corrective action.
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.


This is an outstanding opportunity with a very competitive salary, full corporate benefits, and excellent working environment.




 1, MS / BS Food Technology, Food Science, Biology or Engineering
Computer Literate

2. Minimum Five years of Quality Management in the food industry.


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