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Corporate Manager, Food Safety & Quality Assurance Brea, CA

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Position Purpose

The Corporate Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager has the primary responsibility for assuring safe, high quality food by establishing and implementing food safety and quality policies and programs in their bakeries and meeting all regulatory, customer, and ARYZTA requirements.

Scope/Complexity/Supervisory Responsibilities

The Corporate FSQA Manager is a leader for their bakeries and externally with customers. They are responsible for implementing food safety and quality assurance programs and ensuring operations is in compliance with best practices for food safety and quality. The Corporate FSQA Manager reports directly to the Director, Food Safety & Quality Assurance. The Corporate FSQA Manager provides leadership directly to their team (exempt and/or non-exempt) and indirectly to other leaders in Operations, Innovation, and Commercialization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This section describes the core responsibilities of this position. Duties may vary dependent on department staffing and seasonal fluctuations.

     Responsible for understanding all applicable food regulations (international, national, state, and local) and assuring bakeries meet all regulations

     Responsible for understanding the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF) assisting with implementation and recertification in bakeries and responsible for facilitating and overseeing bakery preparations for customer and third party audits

     Knowledgeable on requirements for FDA registrations, Organic, non-GM, Kosher, and Halal

     Responsible for implementing corporate food safety and quality assurance policies including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Quality Management System (QMS) and creating improvement recommendations

     Responds to customer requests to preserve and enhance the image of the company as a competent supplier of quality foods exceeding their expectations

     Supports and participates in new product development projects for customers and works with Innovation, Commercialization, and Operations to define and improve product specifications

     Responsible for assuring bakery QA Managers effectively investigate customer/consumer complaints using root cause analysis, corrective actions and preventive measures, and respond to complaints in the required timeframe, and analyzing complaint trends

     Responsible for the selection, motivation and development of Quality Assurance bakery personnel to ensure all positions are effectively staffed and future management is developed. Identifies promotable personnel and assures necessary and desirable training. Conducts timely formal annual performance evaluations for all direct reports, in addition to recommending developmental training

     Ensures food safety and quality training is effective for all bakeries

     Assists bakeries with process capability studies and statistical analysis to assure safe, quality food

     Authorized to hold and release product based on food safety or quality non-conformance

     Evaluates trends on bakery daily food evaluations and provides direction for improvement

     Responsible for effective implementation of ARYZTA supplier approval monitoring program

     Responsible for the effective implementation of ARYZTA Recall and Traceability Program including accurate, timely mock traceability exercises

     Other duties may be assigned and Corporate FSQA Manager is expected to effectively manage and execute changes

Required Skills

     Excellent leadership, communication, and team building skills

     Ability to function effectively and handle multiple projects simultaneously

     Certified in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point)

     Certified in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF

     Understanding of microbiology aseptic sampling, methods, and interpretation

     Good writing, statistics (SPC and charting), analytical, and critical thinking skills

     Proficient in computers including spreadsheets, statistical programs, and SAP applications

Required Experience

3-6 years food industry manufacturing or quality experience including multi-site leadership experience

Job Location

Brea, California, United States

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