Schwartz Brothers Bakery, a locally owned and
operated bakery, is seeking a Food Safety & Quality Manager for our
Renton facility. Please apply online at www.SchwartzBros.com, click on
Careers, Employment Opportunities.
Position Summary | Manage all functions and
activities related to food safety and quality consistent with city, state,
federal and certifying agencies regulations and the company's vision and
- Design, implement and manage
bakery quality assurance programs including standards, procedures,
tools and measures to assure that quality and product safety
requirements are met for food products and ingredients. Track
effectiveness of all programs.
- Analyzes product quality
metrics, audit data, customer feedback, regulators and workgroup
input. Lead investigation and resolution of concerns from regulators,
business channels or internal and external customers. Schedule QA
coordinators effectively to be able to monitor, inspect and correct if
needed all productions shifts and all product categories.
- Manage the interface with
other functions to recommend and oversee updates of company operating
procedures, training programs, Product data specification sheets,
standards and operational tools for product safety. Assures accuracy
and correct information's is shared throughout all operations
departments. Lead the Food Safety and Quality meeting and assure
attendance and participation of all required members. Review HACCP
policies, procedures, forms, and keep HACCP program up to date.
- Design and update the
structure and organization of QA files of required suppliers, audits,
food safety reviews, operating procedures, product information,
compliance documents, certificates and/or critical supporting data in
both electronic and paper formats. Manage access to data and assure
- Work with R&D, Plant
Managers and IT to secure company proprietary formulas and product
- Work with Facility Manager
and the team of engineers and sanitors to
assure that the plant and equipment is kept clean and maintained up to
the gold standards of food safety, GMP's and work place/OSHA safety
standards. Directly manage calibration and certification program for
all plant scales and metal detectors.
- Develop and support
operations management with effective communications to provide Team
Members at all levels with appropriate awareness and knowledge of good
manufacturing practices, food safety and quality assurance standards
(requirement, program updates and process changes). Lead GMP
orientation for newly hired Team Members.
- Interface and influence
cross-functional teams as the Product Safety and Quality System expert
in the development of new products. Red Flag any food safety or
quality issue at early stages of product development. Be a good source
of guidance for R&D regarding regulatory. Use nutritional reports
and in-house lab test to assist R&D with product ingredients,
nutritional and shelf life objective.
- Work directly with
procurement and establish and manage ingredients and packaging quality
management program. Through the team of QA Coordinators and with
support from the Purchasing Manager assure that all required 100 gram
reports, Food Safe specifications, Kosher, Non- GMO, Clean Label, Organic,
and COA's are up to date.
- Manage Genesis database.
Assure accuracy of ingredients 100 grams data, product formula, and
products ingredients and nutritionals reports including allergen
statement. Develop up to date and accessible files for customer service
to share with clients upon request.
- Manage approval of label
proofs assuring product data is accurate and meet all regulations.
Continually update labels with needed changes due to formula or
- Work with the team, manage
and develop all required new products documentations for key clients.
Manage product kosher and organic certifications.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest
food quality and safety technologies, regulations and trends. Keep the
management team updated on the changes in the market place.
- Conduct monthly plant audits.
Oversee 3rd party, Government (FDA, WSDA, NSF, QAI)
and customer audits and twice-yearly mock recalls.
- Maintain facility
certifications and regulatory licenses. Apply for renewals.
- Any additional tasks requested
by regional manager to improve food safety.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities |
- Food production industry,
baking or wholesale production knowledge.
- Knowledge of food technology,
food microbiology, and safe food handling procedures.
- Knowledge of Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Organic certification and Kosher principles.
- Good working knowledge of SQF
- Basic math skills.
- Excellent communication
- Strong organizational skills.
- Able to work alone and in a
- Able to multi-task.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
- At least two (2) years of
management/supervisory experience in a food production facility
- College degree in related
- HACCP trained and certified
- Knowledge of state and
federal food production regulations required
- Reliable personal
- Current Washington State Food
- Intermediate to advanced
computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Flexible work schedule -- ability
to work nights and weekends