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Primary Responsibilities:
•    Promoting the food safety and quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization
•    Setting QA compliance objectives and ensuring that targets are achieved
•    Maintaining awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues
•    Assessing the product specifications of the company and its suppliers, and comparing with customer requirements
•    Ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation (FDA)
•    Considering the application of environmental and health and safety standards
•    Agreeing to standards and establishing clearly defined quality methods for staff to apply
•    Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff
•    Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures
•    Identifying relevant quality-related training needs 
•    Gathering and analyzing performance data against defined parameters
•    Ensuring tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out, and evaluated for success
•    Supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checks
•    Writing technical and management systems reports
•    Bringing together staff of different disciplines and driving the group to plan, formulate and implement comprehensive quality procedures
•    Persuading reluctant staff to change their way of working to incorporate quality methods
•    Communicate with customers' auditors and ensuring the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers' specifications.
•    Establishing standards of service for customers or clients
•    Lead integration of the current quality assurance and food safety processes to form a comprehensive food safety and quality program (SQF).  These processes include HACCP, regulatory audits, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), incoming ingredient inspections, product scoring, food safety audits, field complaints, and standardized work instructions. 
•    Develop and execute SQF plans to achieve/maintain SQF Level 3 Certification at the facility(s) and to meet all Country Fresh, Inc. requirements related to quality and food safety programs 
•    Oversee plant(s) compliance and interactions with SQF Certification Body 
•    Maintain systems to assure compliance to all SQF 2000 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 registries as required by SQF 
•    Manage finished product evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key customer/consumer quality attributes 
•    Train and maintain all records for critical food safety and quality requirements  
•    Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility(s) meet Company Food Safety and Quality 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 SQF plan(s) whenever there is a change to program, process, procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
•    Act as company representative for external compliance groups.
•    Work closely with Operations to drive Quality ownership to the floor.
•    Develop and analyze trend data.

Job Requirements
•    BS in Food Science, Agriculture, or a science related discipline 
•    Minimum 2 years of food industry experience 
•    Able to work independently as a self-starter
•    Able to communicate effectively to management  and cross functional areas
•    Good interpersonal skills; able to get along with other employees
•    Excellent technical writing skills
•    Must be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule, including nights and/or weekends
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
•    Comprehensive experience in developing HACCP programs, SQF, GFSI, and GMP systems and food safety strategy (HACCP Certified)
•    Understanding of sanitation and pest control plans and systems
•    Strong organizational/communication/presentation skills

DATE POSTED 08/24/2017

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