Quality Assurance Manager
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The Quality Assurance Manager / SQF Practitioner, will have solid vision and strong will to manage the QA department; programs and activities that will ensure compliance with company policies, food safety standards, government regulations. The QA Manager will integrate quality assurance and quality control into all functions and people.
Essential Job Duties:
Sustain and review all SQF required programs
Manage HACCP records, assessments, compose and edit HACCP plans and strategies for new products.
Organize, maintain library, and file all QA programs to easily present or compile information as needed
Participate and contribute to continuous improvement of departmental SOPs
Implement quality assurance programs that effectively monitor product manufacturing in a way that result in company compliance with regulatory SSOP, GMP, HACCP, and SQF level 3 standards for third party audit and customer product requirements
Establish manufacturing specifications, standards, protocols and procedures for quality control and new product development.
Develop and execute training programs that support the Company’s objectives with regards to quality and food safety plantwide and direct reports.
Support sales with compliance in label submittal for new products
Lead, plan and coordinate customers external audits, internal audits and regulatory certifications (Kosher, Organic, GMO, GF, etc.)
Duties not Quality Assurance Related
Monitor, analyze and record production information for all production including various meats, cooked and uncooked, garlic, spices and all other areas of production as requested
Administer Human Resource functions as needed or requested
Keep and update all QA forms
Provide training that support the Company’s objectives with regards to employee safety
Required Education and Experience:
Solid track record of successful implementation, and compliance of food manufacturing policies and procedures, (GMP’s, SSOP’s, HACCP, SQF, all prerequisites)
Ability to multi task and manage multiple projects
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to train employees with regards to quality and food safety
Strong Microsoft Office skills, (word, excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,)
Minimum 5 years QA food processing experience
Ensure new regulations (i.e., FSMA) are accurately implemented
Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Microbiology, food process engineering, or similar
HACCP and Food Defense certifications and proven ability to implement or update plans