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Sr Manager - QA & Food Safety

Accountabilities Carries supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Manages plant food safety and quality compliance (GFSI, BRC, Food Defense, etc.) and in-house sanitation compliance. Educates, assist and coordinate plant production and sanitation to consistently meet food safety requirements as defined by Codex, GFSI (SQF, BRC, IFS), and other regulatory or "best in class" industry standards. Maintains Plant and product standards and specifications with focus on pathogen testing programs. Cooperatively auditing facilities with senior management (food defense, facility maintenance, GMPs, etc.) Assists in implementation of a Supplier Quality Program for all raw material suppliers to enhance product traceability, quality, safety and consistency. Reviews and enhances, as appropriate, all existing quality systems, policies and procedures, including labeling compliance. Assists in planning and direction of all activities necessary to maintain best in class food safety and quality standards for their food production facility. Upon absence of this position, the Director of Food Safety and Quality will fill in for direction and management of the programs and the plant QA Manager will fill in for the day to day meeting attendance and auditing requirements. Performs other job-related duties as may be assigned or required. Knowledge Ability to read and interpret documents such as regulatory guidelines, keep laboratory and food testing facility results Ability to speak effectively before groups Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form Communicate and work with people from all levels of the company Strong Project Management skills Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal leadership skills along with superior analytical and problem-solving abilities Ability to express technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences Strong leadership qualities- ability to build teams and influence at all levels of plant management Education/Experience BS degree in a food science, microbiology, chemistry and/or quality related field preferred. Minimum of 5 years' experience and expertise in quality assurance and food safety management of a food manufacturing facility. Experience in USDA and/or FDA inspected facilities is required; meat background is a plus. Direct experience with third party audits like BRC, SQF, Silliker, NSF Cook and Thurber, Steritech, etc. Experience and professional knowledge in the development and operation of environmental monitoring programs, quality control information systems, applications and analysis of testing and inspection procedures. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.
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5 - 7 years

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