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Food Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Cesna - Recruitment experts worldwide
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

QA Manager

Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for all Quality Assurance in the plant's food processing/manufacturing and daily communications of quality issues to the Plant Manager.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Lead the day-to-day operations of the Quality Department, which includes Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Micro Lab and Material Non-Conformity Process
Establish, review and respond to consumer complaints in a timely manner
Maintain a continuous improvement environment and be the main contact for communication among consumers, outside laboratories and suppliers, and resolve any quality-related issues promptly
Serve as the lead for validation of all changes in manufacturing process and drive the change. Inform the organization of new technologies, ingredients and processing equipment that will provide competitive edge to the company's brands
Design and initiate test methods and programs supporting new analytical programs
Communicate with USDA inspectors regarding directives and new policies initiated by the agency
Initiate GMP and other quality related audits of the plant and surrounding area; manage all 3rd party audits for successful certification
Establish, review and update Quality procedures, policies and/or work instructions periodically
In charge of the deposition of product quality holds with the Plant Manager
Review 3rd party Pest Control Company program and vendor approval & inspection of raw materials
Oversee new product and process trials, collaborating with R&D
Direct, supervise, coach and develop all Quality department personnel
Budget owner for lab supplies, labor, general supplies, lab services, cleaning agents and pest control
Help develop, implement and follow-up on special projects and programs (ie HAACP, Laboratory Hygiene, MSDS program, etc.); conduct annual re-assessment projects
Ensure superior performance GMP's, CIP's, Trainings, etc
Other duties as assigned

Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related field required
Minimum 6 years of experience in quality assurance
CPG food manufacturing experience is required
Formal training in GMP's, HACCP concepts, and USDA/FDA regulations preferred
SPC and HACCP experience desirable
Certified SQF Practitioner
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word and learning the ERP systems

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