Director of Quality Assurance and Systems - Palm Desert, CA

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Director of Quality Assurance establish and leads and/or executes all day-to-day quality/food safety program activities, including FSMA, HARCP, Food Defense, Supplier Approval, third party audits, customer requirements, Organic Certification, Kosher Certification and any future food-related certifications as they arise.

Key Activities:

  • Lead production facility in all aspects of Quality, Food Safety, Regulatory, Sanitation with the company
  • Directs and monitors daily material sampling and acceptance programs.
  • Guide company to achieve GFSI certification, including creating, implementing and training required programs, policies and procedures
  • Act as the primary contact for food regulatory agencies, Kosher and Organic certifications.
  • Provide leadership in making quality and regulatory decisions along with State, Local and Federal bodies
  • Directs and conducts the raw material quality control programs to ensure that all raw materials received and entering the processing area Works with the R&D Department on the updating of Raw Material Specifications.
  • Develop and execute safety programs and training for people and products.
  • Manages Allergen Preventive Controls Program ensuring accurate allergen labeling on finished food products and prevention of allergen cross contact
  • Directs and administers all programs to ensure to ensure food safety, such as, micro testing and releases, GMP audits, HACCP, Pest Control, cleaning and sanitation procedures and swabbing.
  • Reviews and addresses customer complaint issues and issues in the Quality Report.
  • Works to make sure the labeling and product is safe and complaint.
  • Establishes and updates analytical testing procedures for the lab and perform routine testing
  • Follows all Safe Quality Food (SQF) established standards, guidelines, and compliance measures.
  • Will be the leader regarding in maintaining the HACCP, SQF, USDA, FDA, FSIS, FSMA and FDA, local, State, Federal regulations.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a food science degree, dairy, microbiology, food process engineering or related or equivalent industry experience, required.
  • 3 years' experience with cultured dairy, pasteurized beverages or aseptic filling
  • 5 years' experience with quality management
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Must be HACCP certified and experienced with SQF, FDA, USDA, SSOPs and GMP
  • HACCP and GMP development, training in HARPC, PCQI and Better Processing Control School and achievement of certification is required
  • Knowledge of Organic, Kosher and Non-GMO and assures compliance
  • Strong data management, reporting and technical writing and ability to write good food safety plans.
  • Great communicator with all levels of management and work as a team
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Computer skills, experience organizing data and interpreting statistical results

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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Type: Full Time

Category: Quality SQF HACCP Quality Manager Assurance Director GMP FDA