and Food Safety Associate Long Island, NY
audit and document compliance to the Companys overall Food Safety Management
System (FSMS) for company-owned facilities, contract manufacturing partners
and other raw & pack suppliers. Ensure the quality, safety and compliance
of Hain Celestial food products by working with
assigned current and new manufacturing facilities and ingredient suppliers,
in accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the 2010 Food
Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), cGMPs, and Company
is not available for this position.
Location: New York (Melville, Long Island)
Duties and Responsibilities
Audit production facilities to ensure compliance with all quality programs,
including GMP and HACCP Critical Control Points (CCP).
Evaluate and assist in developing processes, specifications, and critical
control points in manufacturing, for ongoing quality assurance of all
Establish and monitor all ingredient COA, testing, and process testing
Establish and maintain excellent records, and populate/update off-the-shelf
specification database with technical information on ingredients and finished
goods including microbiological and chemical/physical specifications,
manufacturing procedures, transportation, and shelf-life conditions.
Complete periodic raw material vendor audits as part of supplier quality
Assist plant personnel with timely process for releasing ingredients and
finished goods through the supply chain verified as having passed all quality
Work with R&D and plant QC team to support new product launches,
particularly at plant trials (as needed) and initial production runs to
ensure product integrity and compliance.
Work with R&D and Regulatory during new or improved product development
process to define and validate finished good specifications, including
shipping and storage.
Work with Purchasing to approve appropriate new raw-and-pack material
Support implementation and maintenance of all food safety systems including
GFSI (SQF or other).
Work closely with Operations to assure continuous improvement of quality
and safety, including ongoing review of food safety systems, such as SQF,
product compliance to specification.
Improvement and Brand Maintenance:
Participate and contribute to continuous improvement of departmental SOPs.
Work with Consumer Relations and other teams as necessary to identify and
resolve reported consumer complaints. Analyze complaint reporting and make
recommendations for ongoing improvement.
Provide technical information as needed for export, join venture, or other
business development projects, or to any Company department subject to
Ensure that all new regulations (i.e., FSMA) are quickly and accurately
implemented at all assigned facilities and suppliers.
Bachelors Degree in food sciences, food process engineering or appropriate
3-5 years work-related experience in food product,
process development or quality control.
Working knowledge of Food GMPs, SOPs, HACCP/Food Safety, and Environmental
Experience with regulatory requirements at manufacturing level,
specifically organic certification is a plus.
Export experience is a plus.
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects in a fast pace
Ability to organize and tailor technical documentation necessary for
Exceptional communication, problem-solving, handling complexity and
judgment, and analytical skills.
Approximately 15-20% out of town travel is required.
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