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23 Feb 2017

West Coast QC Manager – California

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31265   – California

A well-established produce importer is searching for a QC Manager to join their team. The QC Manager will work hand-in-hand with Sales and the Inventory and Logistics Teams.  Once on board, the Manager will work closely with the current team to learn the intricacies of their business, grower base, and commodities.  From there the role will develop and execute quality standards and practices.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop the QC team to play a stronger role in the company
  • Help enhance and maintain an even process of QC inspections for interpreting QC results
  • Help to communicate specific grower-related information back to our growers, in an effort to improve their pack house operations as relating to quality and condition on arrival
  • Understand customer specifications and give direction on product allocation
  • Inspect aging inventory and outbound orders in coordination with Inventory and evaluate with QC team
  • Coordinate with and direct our QC inspectors / 3rd party inspectors to establish and maintain an even platform of QC inspections and reporting methods across all company inspection locations
  • Work with growers and packing houses to check / set standards
  • Provide guidance, direction and oversight on repacking
  • Work with Sales Team on Customer arrival issues

Skills and Qualifications:

  • As this individual will have primary responsibility for the QC department, seek experience in leading / driving the QC function for an organization
  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4-6 years produce experience—organics preferred
  • Fresh produce management experience required particularly with apples, pears, kiwifruit, blueberries, and grapes
  • Intermediate computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Suite and any third party QC system
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and tasks as needed with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while also within a team environment
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of USDA grade standards, defects, and tolerances
  • Knowledge of Organic and Food Safety requirements
  • Knowledge of Food Labeling and Traceability Industry standards
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: QA, QC, Food Safety, R&D. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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