Position Summary:

QA Manager will be responsible for plans, coordinates, and directs the quality assurance programs and works cross-functionally with sales, production, customers and quality, to keep the company producing safe quality food.

Key Activities:

  • Directs the activities of the Quality Assurance Department and administers all quality programs that insure product quality and conform to GMP’s.
  • Directs and monitors daily material sampling and acceptance programs.
  • Directs the laboratory testing, the ordering of laboratory supplies and month-end inventory.
  • 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.
  • Issues Reports for supplier non-compliance of raw materials specifications.
  • Directs and conducts production trials as part of a trouble-shooting process for quality systems and conducts taste panels from such trials.
  • 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 HACCP and SQF

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a food science degree or related or equivalent industry experience, preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience with a food environment, with product development experience.
  • Must be HACCP certified or HARPC Coordinator Certification and experienced with FSMA PCQI Certification
  • Education background or experience with food safety, sanitation or production
  • Experience in Formulation, New Product Development, Nutritional Experience
  • Troubleshooting and ingredient functionality knowledge
  • Great communicator with all levels of management and work as a team
  • Computer skills, experience organizing data and interpreting statistical results