The Quality Systems Engineer coordinates all activities that will assure successful development and maintenance of Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) system. Additionally, the position supports the Operations team in food safety related activities.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for food safety, at least 5 years of experience in Quality in a confections manufacturing, or food manufacturing environment.
This position, by ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures, is responsible for recommending, developing, implementing and managing the food safety and quality systems.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Manage, revise and maintain food safety and quality systems to ensure successful FSSC 22000 certification is maintained
Prepare, coordinate and represent the company during 3rd party, Regulatory and surveillance audits.
Manage and conduct the internal food safety training program to enhance companywide awareness
Ensure compliance of FSSC 22000 requirements through standardized data management processes including revision and maintenance of documents
Manage records program ensuring all records required for FSSC 22000 are maintained and current.
Lead management review meetings that illustrate performance against key performance indicators and provide expertise regarding process improvements and non-conformities.
Coordinate the internal audit program to ensure maintenance of the food safety system while managing any identified necessary changes.
Conduct occasional food safety audits of suppliers or warehouses with a team of internal auditors
Ensure compliance to FSMA regulations and keep HARPC plan current as changes occur.
Maintain RSPO certification through the annual audit process.
Manage non-conformity reports and monitor the Continuous Improvement program to support business process improvements and timely closure of open items.
Manage and develop Documentation Specialist to ensure regulatory compliance and specification review through our PLM system.
Position Profile: Attributes for Success
Specific Knowledge and Skills:
Expertise and working knowledge in ISO standards preferably 9001:2008, FSSC 22000
Working knowledge with a GFSI standard preferably FSSC 22000
Excellent in record keeping with the ability to prepare detailed written reports on a routine basis.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills
Must be able to lead meetings and perform presentations.
Proven skills and ability to multi-task/prioritize workload.
Solid analytical skills for data driven decision making
Proven knowledge of food safety and regulatory requirements
Proficient working knowledge of MS Office applications and versatile with use of software programs
Education and Work Experience:
5+ years working in quality within a food manufacturing or related environment.
Proven experience with developing, evaluating and implementing ISO processes and programs, preferably within a food manufacturing environment or related field
Experience with food regulatory and compliance.
Experience working with and/or leading cross functional teams
Experience in training and working with different employee levels throughout an organization
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field with commensurate experience
ISO 9001:2008, FSSC 22000 Training or equivalent experience
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training
Lead Auditor Training preferred
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certifications a plus
Factory environment: sometimes-noisy conditions on a regular basis.
Periodic off-shift and occasional weekend work required
Rare to Occasional ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Frequent sitting, walking and standing
Occasional local travel, and travel by air to meetings and vendors
Additional Salary Information: bonus structure is a potential for a 10% base bonus level, and a potential for an additional 4% stretch bonus, for a total of 14% potential bonus.
Founded in 1852, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process combined with Ghirardelli's proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing,... ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products. Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company and continues to honor it to this day.
At Ghirardelli, we value quality, passion, innovation, leadership, teamwork and our people. We aim to provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth. We believe that each employee contributes directly to Ghirardelli’s growth and success.
Additionally, Ghirardelli offers competitive benefits including, medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, flexible time off, and much more. If you are looking for a place where you have challenging interesting work, work-life balance, a diverse workforce and opportunities for promotion and advancement then we want to hear from you!
For more information about Ghirardelli visit www.ghirardelli.com