Dora’s Naturals is a privately-owned natural food distribution and processing company. Dora’s serves several thousand retail locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with both perishable and shelf stables foods and beverages. In addition, Dora’s is a HPP processor and is installing juice bottling and pudding manufacturing capabilities. Dora’s operates two facilities in Bergen County, NJ totaling approximately 130,000 sq ft.
Title: Director of Quality Control for Dora’s Naturals Inc and Worcester Creameries Corp.
Location: The position will be based at Dora’s HPP/Juice Plant facility at 20 Knickerbocker Road, Moonachie, NJ 07074.
Responsibilities: In this position you will responsible for the following:
Dora’s: Developing and maintaining all quality programs for the HPP, juice and pudding operations including, but not limited to: HACCP, FSMA, SQF, Kosher, USDA, Organic and general regulatory compliance. The position will be responsible for onboarding new customers insofar as it relates to quality and regulatory compliance.
Worcester: This position will be the senior and quality regulatory professional at this facility and will manage the relationships with our customers’ quality departments as well as with regulatory and certifying agencies (i.e. Kosher, organic, SQF, etc.). QA Director will be expected to travel to the plant as needed to conduct quality audits and training. The Worcester facility is located in Roxbury, NY, approximately 140 miles for Dora’s facilities.
Supervise the quality, supplier development, continuous improvement, quality training and quality systems functions.
Develop and implement Quality plans and programs promoting sound and effective principles as set forth in company procedures, government standards and directives, and commercially-proven methodology and ensure that the department conforms to these principles.
Improve the efficiency of the Quality organization through effective leadership, individual and group training, and process improvement.
Ensure Safety Compliance with government standards and directives
Perform initial quality planning and implement cost effective quality plans commensurate with customer requirements.
Coordinate Quality activities with Operations, Sales, R&D and other departments
Be responsible for the maintenance of quality records that document the quality status of material/products and will provide necessary information and cumulative data.
Maintain a supplier rating system, inform vendors of their performance, and monitor trends and corrective actions.
Responsible for maintaining food safety, employee safety, quality standards and Customer specifications.
Report any food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition or Biology or related technical field. 5+ years in the food manufacturing industry especially in the QA and Food safety department.
Must have superior documentation skills with the ability to generate and maintain Quality System Procedures.
Must have supervisory experience and ability to lead and influence others.
Must have superior customer relations skills, be customer focused, a good presenter, and someone that is naturally seeking improvement.
Auditor background is desired.
Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc) and holds a current SQF Practitioner’ certificate.
Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position.
About Dora's Naturals, Inc.
Dora's Natural's is a fast growing company that is one of the leading natural food/beverage and distributors/manufacturers in the Northeast.
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