SUMMARY: The Quality Assurance Manager works with Senior Management in the identification of strategic goals and plans. Provides leadership and support for all quality, food safety, and regulatory as well as new product research and development programs in alignment with the company’s Food Safety & Quality Assurance Standards and strategic plans. Ensures the quality of incoming raw material, product, processing, and finished goods meet and exceeds Quality Assurance and Food Safety standards as well as exceeds customer specifications and expectations. Advises company management in regulatory policy and program matters, and recommends appropriate courses of action, along with overseeing relationships with Customers to ensure accurate technical information, specifications and resolve customer complaints.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
SUPERVISORY/ REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly supervise technical services department personnel and other company personnel performing technical services functions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) in natural sciences from an accredited College or University, and ten years of related experience in the food industry in management are preferred. In-depth knowledge of FDA regulations, HACCP, SSOP, SOP, and GMP requirements. Experience conducting GFSI benchmark audits preferred. Knowledge of food microbiology and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret technical documents in English. Ability to write technical reports and formal correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to apply mathematical, statistical, and scientific principles used in the food industry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
HACCP, PCQI, GMP training and certification
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to use computer systems. Efficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell to perform standard lab procedures.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The production rooms are loud and when the lab equipment is running the lab can be loud.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
TR Toppers offers a very competitive compensation package with a salary dependent on experience. Compensation includes a year-end bonus and a company-funded pension plan. Benefits include medical, optional vision and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and a great work environment.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $65,000.00 per year
Ability to commute/relocate:
Work Location: One location
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