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Manage the Food Safety & Quality Management Systems (FSQMS)  including but not limited to the direct management of quality con-trol staff, direct responsibility for all internal auditing programs and 3rd party audit compliance, compliance with all company food safety & quality programs and procedures, maintenance of all plant food safety & quality documentation systems, development and maintenance of food safety & quality training programs for entire plant, overall food safety & quality leadership to ensure the safe and efficient manufacturing of the highest quality products to meet customer specifications.  

Key Accountabilities

o    Maintain the FSQMS to ensure compliance with the appropriate certification standards (i.e. FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, etc.) and plant FSQ performance fulfills established KPI targets.

o    Manage the FSQMS to ensure the day-to-day activities are completed and aligned with the Company FSQ strategies.

o    Under the direction of the Plant Manager and US Head of Food Safety & Quality assist with the development of the FSQ strategies to ensure alignment with overall Company direction.  

o    Manage and maintain a highly-trained quality assurance staff to confirm product testing is completed promptly and accurately to ensure only the highest quality products are shipped to the customer.

o    Conduct the bi-annual review of the lab personnel, and approve the reviews for all quality assurance staff. Based on the evaluations, coordinate and monitor follow up training to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures, safety and quality policies.  Establish programs to help the individual achieve the highest performance growth.

o    Control and update all Plant procedures including food safety & quality procedures, standard operating procedures and work instructions so that all personnel will know and follow the correct established processes.  Correct procedures are critical for successful training.

o    Prepare for and participate in customer and regulatory audits at the Plant to ensure superior audit scores and compliance with all regulatory and customer requirements.  Superior audits help maintain or gain approved supplier status with customers.   Review and document completion of any corrective and preventa-tive actions along with providing follow up with customers and regulatory agencies as needed.

o    Facilitate the plant food safety and quality team.  Coordinate troubleshooting efforts and investigations to de-termine root cause when personnel or process deviations or failures occur.  Subsequently, identify and imple-ment necessary corrective actions to prevent recurrence and provide full documentation of investigation and corrective actions accomplished.

o    Assist NPD on new commercialized products so that quality and related customer issues can be resolved to en-sure a successful product launch for Company and the customer.  Monitor ongoing product performance through statistical process control (SPC) trending and provide recommendations for product adjustments to NPD based on analysis. 

o    Communicate plant food safety & quality information on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.  Through reports, meetings and presentations provide plant management and corporate staff an accurate view of plant performance through analysis of data trending.  This information measures improvement and completion of goals. 

o    Oversee and investigate all customer returns or complaints to ensure accurate determination of root cause and implementation of any needed corrective actions.   Maintain contact with the customer for resolution of the issues.    

o    Oversee the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices and associated FSMS programs to ensure pro-duction of safe and wholesome products.  

Education / Training: 
B. S. in Food Science, Biology, or applicable science field.  

Know-how / Professional Experience: 
•    Minimum five years supervisory experience in a food manufacturing plant.
•    Strong communication skills –written and verbal 
•    Strong computer skills proficient at Microsoft Ex-cel, Word and PowerPoint. SAP
•    Strong working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, FSMA/HARPC, basic quality testing and safety issues
•    Previous experience with GFSI certification sys-tems (ISO 22000/FSSC Certification experience a strong preference).
•    FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food   Certification, a plus
•    Experience with quality management systems is a prerequisite.  
•    Problem solving and creating solutions.
•    Strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task major initiatives simultaneously.
•    Must be fluent in English, both written and verbal. 










COMPENSATION $70,000 - $80,000
DATE POSTED 08/24/2017

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