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Educational Background Requirements:    

Bachelor Degree in science related field, preferably Microbiology, Food Science,        
Biology, Chemistry and Agricultural Business and/or Crop Science or minimum of 8 years     work experience with Quality Assurance in a food plant manufacturing environment.

The primary role of the Quality Assurance Manager position is to ensure compliance with all relevant 
Regulatory Requirements and Guidelines, Ensure compliance with all Customer Expectations and Internal Quality and Food Safety Standards and Policies.  

The nature of this position requires flexibility and the ability to embrace Change.  

The Quality Assurance Manager must be highly self-motivated and exemplify the ability to work effectively as a Team Player, with the ability to interact across departmental and cross-functional boundaries, minimizing conflict and maximizing continuous improvement and food safety attention to detail.  Significant weight is given to this last qualification in assessing leadership capabilities. The Quality Assurance Manager shall be able to assume duties of the Director of Food Safety and in the absence of this position; the Director of Food Safety will assume responsibilities.

Work Experience Requirements: 

•    HACCP – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point certification / formalized training
•    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt Certification
•    SQF Certification
•    Experience developing and implementing a functional HACCP program
•    Working knowledge of HACCP, Food Plant Sanitation, Pest Control and GMP  
•    Knowledge of GAP requirements for farming operations desirable
•    Specific Audit experience with 3rd party auditors; Primus, AIB, Silliker, Yum! Brands
•    Experience with Pest Management Companies / Experience developing a Pest Management Program 
•    Experience developing and implementing Raw, Finished and Environmental Microbiological Analysis Programs 
•    Experience developing and performing monthly Facility Audits
•    Experience developing, implementing and training Standard Operating Procedures
•    Experience developing Raw and Finished product specifications
•    Experience developing Prerequisite Programs
•    Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
•    Experience with Customer Complaint database tracking and feedback program
•    Experience in Sanitation Procedures 
•    Experience working with Regulatory Affairs (USDA & FDA)
•    Enforce required PPE and OSHA requirements
•    Excellent oral and written communications skills
•    Word, Excel and Access experience required
•    Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required

Job Responsibilities:  

•    Manage 10+ QA Technicians 
•    Mentor and train QA hourly and supervisory employees – which includes but is not limited to GMP, CCP, Food Safety, Quality Specification training
•    Work with customers to improve relationships
•    Manage all customer complaints
•    Conduct Annual Mock Recalls per customer specifications
•    Back-Up HACCP Coordinator
•    Manage all aspects of shelflife including documentation, trend analysis and reports 
•    Write all customer and product specifications; Raw and Finished
•    Conduct all internal facility audits
•    Manage all aspects of the Microbiological Sampling Program and Test & Hold Program
•    Manage Pest Management Company
•    Monitor all GMP and Food Safety Programs
•    Flexible work hours or as necessary to complete job function 
•    QA Supervisor will assume role responsibilities in case of absence

Condition of Employment:
•    The successful candidate will be requiring to provide documentation demonstrating the right to work in the United States upon hire.
•    The successful candidate must submit to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.
•    The successful candidate will be subject to employment history checks

Mission and Vision Statement: Understand, support and promote the company mission and vision statements

COMPENSATION $70,000 - $75,000
DATE POSTED 08/24/2017

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