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QA and Food Safety Manager

Company: Orchid Island Juice Company
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

QUALITY & FOOD SAFETY MANAGERExcellent opportunity for a candidate that wants to advance in their career and is willing to put in the effort to excel.The company is a fast pace/growing clean authentic juice company.Fast growing juice company located in Fort Pierce Florida is seeking an experienced Quality and Food Safety Manager with 5+ years of prior experience in beverage or dairy manufacturing.The Quality Systems & Food Safety Manager is responsible for the implementation and execution of Quality Management and Food Safety Systems at the plant level, including distribution storage facilities. This position is responsible for the controls and processes in the plant, through strict adherence to policies, specifications, and standards. Utilizes methods, tools, and procedures to deliver zero defects from incoming raw materials to outgoing finished goods in a food safe environment. The position ensures that facility personnel are properly resourced and trained to efficiently and effectively execute their quality responsibilities. The position has significant managerial responsibilities, including hiring and developing talent as well as departmental budget management.Key Components of the role include:Leads and implements all Food Safety and Quality programsEnsure USDA and FDA regulations compliance and acts as primary interface with regulatory representativesMaintain robust food safety and quality program including HACCP, pest control, GMP s and traceability, raw and finished product specifications, labeling compliance, allergen management and environmental monitoring programsEnsure compliance of Sanitation policies, programs, and proceduresEnsure compliance and audit readiness for SQF, regulatory and customer auditsMaintain Quality KPIsManage and maintain plant quality and microbiology lab to ensure all methods, equipment and measurements meet reliability and repeatability standards and maintains, trends and communicates resultsAssists with R&D and engineering projects through design and commercialization phasesEnsures compliance with customer requirements (specifications), quality and food safety requirements and incorporates into the facility quality and food safety control planEnsure compliance to the control plan to deliver Food Safety, Regulatory, and Critical characteristics of a product or processSupports execution of plant trials for both new products and equipment commissioning Track, report, and review the Quality Performance Indicators on a regular basis to drive continuous improvement. Owns customer/consumer complaint investigation and resolutionDevelop, implement and communicate effective product hold & containment program to ensure appropriate control of quality/food safety defects.Escalate early warnings of defects and non-compliance to senior managementEnsure Corrective Action Reports are utilized and effective and are implemented and verifiedCoach and develop all plant leaders in quality and food safetyDirect management and development of quality and laboratory staffRequirements:BS Food Science/Microbiology/Chemistry or other relevant sciencesMinimum of 5 years of Quality Management experienceSQF PractitionerPCQI CertificationHACCP certificationIf a candidate is qualified but not certified we would participate in getting their certification.

Keywords: Orchid Island Juice Company, Fort Pierce , QA and Food Safety Manager, Executive , Fort Pierce, Florida

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