The Quality Assurance Manager ensures food safety and quality of all products produced. Responsible for ensuring specifications are communicated, formalizing process capability, institutionalizing process control and predictive quality process. Performs inspections of processes, employee training, internal audits, environmental monitoring and insures best practices including GMP, SQF and HACCP. Actively participates in resolving customer complaints. As an Integral part of the plant leadership team, provides support to Sales, R&D and Operations on customer issues, questions and concerns.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop and implement monitoring, sampling and documentation programs to audit
manufacturing of the Company’s products.
Develop and implement monitoring, sampling and documentation programs for raw material and packaging used in the plants.
Keep QA related documentation organized for easy access, interpretation, and reports.
Ensures all quality checks are completed, documented and communicated and recommends corrective action for non-compliance.
In coordination with the Sr Quality Director, serves as a resource to and coordinator of specific quality programs required by specific customers or regulatory agencies. Lead each plant’s preparation for key customer audits.
Direct and train subordinate employees in their specific tasks and insure their understanding of safety requirements, performance requirements and company policies.
Take immediate action to prevent hazard to consumers or employees resulting from unsafe or unsanitary behavior or circumstances.
Executes employee training programs that support the Company’s objectives with regard to quality and food safety.
SQF Practitioner responsible for the documenting of all food safety, quality and defense issues.
Oversees finished product microbiological program and environmental program.
Essential Job Requirements:
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science or other related field.
Experience: 3 – 5 years QA management experience and SQF or other GFSI auditing requirements.
BS in Food Science or related.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Food Quality Assurance Management
Strong knowledge of food microbiology.
Working knowledge of HACCP, SSOPs, GMPs, FSMA and all other applicable State and Local health and food safety codes
Excellent interpersonal communications (verbal and written) with a successful and demonstrated history as team player and team leader.
Microsoft Word and Excel.
Must be able and willing to work flexible hours.
Ability to travel up to 15%.
Ability to investigate food borne illness complaints, outbreaks and interface with regulatory authorities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk, use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Horizon Food Group is a strategic bakery and sweet snack company selling to grocery, convenience store, mass merchant and food service customers throughout the U.S. A leader in the single serve segment, the company’s brands include Ne-Mo’s® (sweet baked goods) and Cutie Pie® (snack pies).