Manager of Food Safety and Quality – Wish
is a national marketer of fresh produce commodities consisting of berries
(strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries) and vegetables
(bell pepper, hot pepper, grape tomato, squash, cucumber, eggplant, and
others). This position will lead Food
Safety and Quality programs at designated growing, packing or shipping
facility(s). This includes leading implementation and on-going program
management / oversight of (SQF, AIB) and other regulatory Certification,
compliance to Quality Assurance / Food Safety requirements and other related
Principal Duties and
integration of the current quality assurance and food safety processes
into one integrated process. This includes HACCP system, regulatory
audits, quality systems review process (QSR), standard operating
procedures (SOP’s), incoming ingredient inspections, product scoring,
food safety audits, field complaints, standardized work instructions.
and execute plans to achieve/maintain all certifications at the
facility(s) and to meet all Corporation requirements related to quality
and food safety programs.
plant(s) compliance and interactions with regulatory body.
facility(s) meets all requirements related to (AIB, SQF)
and maintain systems to assure compliance to all (AIB,SQF) standards and
requirements including Commitment, Document Control and Records,
Specifications, Attaining Food Safety, Verification, Product
Identification Trace and Recall, Incident Management, Food Safety
Fundamentals — Building and Equipment Design and Construction, and Food
Safety Fundamentals — Pre-requisite Programs.
all registries as required by (AIB, SQF) and other food safety audits.
- Manage finished product evaluation
system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key customer/consumer
and maintain all training records for critical food safety and quality
requirements. Document and maintain training registry for all employees
at the manufacturing site(s).
monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all
products leaving the facility(s) meet Food Safety and Quality standards.
guidance and leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or
a potential risk has been identified related to food safety and/or
plan(s) whenever there is a change to program, process, procedure,
ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in Food Safety,
Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other science related field
- 3+ years of progressive food safety
experience, with at least 2 years in a management capacity within a
manufacturing environment under HACCP, USDA and/or FDA
- 2+ years facilitating food safety/quality
related training events
- Demonstrate leadership in the areas of food
safety, plant regulatory and Quality Assurance
- Previous experience with Safe Quality Foods
or SQF Expert Practitioner is a plus
HACCP Certification from a nationally /
internationally recognized and accredited body
Ability to travel if needed.
Ability to work in a team environment.