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QA Manager – California
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
A well-established food manufacturer is searching for a QA Manager to join their team. This position is responsible for the quality and food safety compliance of all food manufactured within the given plant of responsibility. Serve as the primary contact for all regulatory concerns from the State, USDA/FSIS and FDA. Lead enforcement activity to support and maintain third party audit certifications and qualification. Support the programs to meet and exceed customer specification requirements.
Lead the charge for BRC qualification or passing third party audit score-as defined in the goals
Address USDA inquiries; respond to NR’s
Conduct annual HACCP, Food Defense, GMP program reassessments
Provide process reviews of new products/processes
Provide program training material
Support, lead and develop direct reports
Investigate and respond to customer complaints
Report on KPI’s within the department on an agreed frequency
Understand the drivers of the KPI results
Advise/respond to any identified risk in the operation
Work cohesively with colleagues and regulators
Provide timely disposition of products on hold
Operate the department within budget and support operations improvement
Skills and Qualifications:
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
AS400 and PRISM experience a plus.
Must have knowledge of HACCP, GMP(s), SOP(s) and Food Safety Principles.
Strong leadership and Management skills.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Microbiology or related field of study; five 5 years of previous supervisory experience in a microbiology lab or QA food-processing environment.
A minimum of 5 years managerial experience in a food manufacturing plant.
Recent HACCP certification and/or training
Familiarity with the Global Food Safety Initiative, either BRC or SQF
Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com