QA Supplier Verification Manager - Food Production - Central Valley, CA

Reference Number: l1iji5
Location: fresno, California, United States

QA Manager

JOB SUMMARY:               

Primary responsibility for the quality and food safety compliance of all food manufactured across 3rd party - supplier.  Verification of suppliers.  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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the charge for BRC qualification or passing third party audit score-as defined in the goals
  • Must be willing to travel up to 75%.
  • 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
  •  QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels.
  • 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