Assurance / Food Safety Manager Ė Harrisburg, PA
ID: Food Safety Hburg
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Direct Hire opportunity with an exciting Food Manufacturing Company
in the Harrisburg, PA area. We are seeking local candidates with
experience including procficiency in QC laboratory testing, managing testing
results, auditing suppliers, training QA technicians, continous
improvement and regulatory knowledge for
SUMMARY OF OBJECTIVES:
Responsible for leading and executing projects for continuously improving
current and future products and processes. Functions effectively as a cross
functional project team member and technical expert. Supports Quality
Assurance/Technical Services team via providing technical expertise to the
Manufacturing floor, developing and implementing Quality systems, managing
projects intended to improve product quality and manufacturing efficiencies,
and contributing ongoing analytical and auditing insight. Takes a firm and
confident stance to uphold Quality Standards, Mission and Philosophy. This
position will operate under minimal supervision from a manager.
1. Manages multiple projects, potentially large in scope, utilizing project
management and problem solving skills independently. Able to lay out a plan
for completing major projects within overall timeline constraints with
minimal input. Demonstrates project management skills, inclusive of roles for
planning/coordinating and effective communication at all levels of the
company. Leverages business and technical expertise/insight to troubleshoot,
drive effective corrective actions, ensure proper preventative planning, and
address conflict/resistance with the potential to interfere with project
2. Leads continuous improvement initiatives. Enlists/facilitates teams with
other Technical Services members, Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, and
Procurement to identify, analyze and execute quality and/or cost savings.
Actively listens and seeks information from others. Demonstrates leadership
behaviors. Personally contributes and takes responsibility for the
accomplishment of tasks. Initiates, documents, communicates, and implements
new systems, policies and/or procedures where required. Not limited by own
3. Stays current with applicable quality trends and quality related
technology. Possesses and shares a full understanding of food technology and
related quality assurance topics. Actively researches applicable software
(statistical, lot tracking, etc), laboratory equipment, processing
upgrades/modifications to enhance production and processes. Builds
cooperative relationships with suppliers and industry peers.
4. Provides mentoring, guidance, and support to QA Technicians to ensure the
delivery of accurate results, the correct use of laboratory SOPís, and proper
conformance to GMP requirements, all performed within a safe manner.
5. Recognizes the communication and documentation needs for meeting
follow-up/action items, projects, and/or incident review. Utilizes excellent
written and verbal communication skills. Understands how information should
be distributed amongst project ream. Prepares and issues, with supporting
evidence, project recommendations, data/trend analyses, standard operating
procedures, statistical summaries, etc.
6. Manages collaboration testing, supplier issues, and actively participate
in studies/testing to qualify a new supplier when required. Provides
statistical and advanced skill sets for analyzing data.
7. Provides a mastery understanding of requirements for regulatory
compliance, food safety and security policies, Kosher and auditing.
Independently conducts audits for raw material suppliers, co-packers,
co-manufacturers, licensees, and warehousing locations. Provides off site
representation during qualification of and/or annual review of suppliers.
8. Assumes necessary responsibilities for daily QA operations in the absence
of QA Technician and full responsibilities for daily QA operations in the
absence of the QA Supervisor.
9. Seeks opportunities for self-development and enhancement of skills by
attending training and development sessions. Supports activities both
internally and within the community in a manner that is consistent
with corporate values and culture.
1. Education/Experience: 5 yrs min. with a B.S. in Food Science or equivalent
OR 8 yrs min. with an A.S. in Food Science or equivalent Science
2. Leadership & Management: Demonstrated skills and attributes for the
following: management skills; leadership qualities; planning & execution;
training, development & coaching; effective communication; project
management utilizing problem solving skills; teamwork; and customer focus
3. Knowledge Level: Knowledge of food products, raw materials, and
processing equipment; understanding of project management; mastery knowledge
of auditing technique and food regulations; demonstrated communication skills
both verbally and written; computer proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
4. Equipment Operation: Laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing equipment,
general office equipment.
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