Manager of Food Safety and Quality – Bedford, NH

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Company: American Resource
Contact Name: Megan Blodgett

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    165 So RiverRoad, Suite C
    Bedford New Hampshire 03110

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·                                 Job ID:MB (Mgr Food Safety & Quality)

·                                 Date:10/27/2008

·                                 Location:Woburn

·                                 State:Massachusetts

·                                 Degree:B.S./B.A.


$65,000 - $75,000/yr

Job Types:

Food Safety, Prod./Plant Management, QA Management

Job Description

This position will lead Food Safety and Quality programs at a bakery facility(s). This includes leading implementation and on-going program management/oversight of American Institute of Baking (AIB) Certification, compliance to our client’s corporate Quality Assurance / Food Safety requirements and other related initiatives.

Responsibilities: • Lead 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, customer complaints, standardized work instructions. • Develop and execute AIB plans to achieve/maintain AIB Superior Certification at the facility(s) and to meet all the company’s requirements related to quality and food safety programs. • Oversee plant(s) compliance and interactions with the company standards, and all applicable Federal, State and Local standards. • Develop and maintain systems to assure compliance to all AIB System 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. • Maintain all documented programs as required by AIB. • Manage finished product evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key customer/consumer Quality attributes. • Manage QA retain program • Work closely with sanitation department • Train 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). • Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility(s) meet the company standards, and all applicable Federal, State and Local standards. • Provide guidance and leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential risk has been identified related to food safety and/or quality attributes. • Reassess Quality and Food Safety Programs annually and whenever there is a change to program, process, procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.

Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other science related field. • 6+ years of progressive food processing experience, with at least 4 years in a management capacity within a manufacturing environment under HACCP, USDA and/or FDA. • 3+ years facilitating food safety/quality related training events. • Demonstrate leadership in the areas of food safety, plant regulatory and Quality Assurance. • Previous experience with AIB is a plus. • HACCP Certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm • Possess a thorough understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing facilities • Comprehensive experience with FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations • Must have strong organizational, leadership and communication skills • Ability to analyze processes for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with a thorough understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard and each step within a production process • Able to work with cross functional departments within the organization • Good problem solving and corrective action/resolution skills • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.

General • Travel may be required




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