The Quality Assurance Supervisor is accountable for the efficient coordination of QA team members activities and schedules to ensure the high-quality of raw materials and finished products. They will be adept in directing and monitoring QA/QC processes, leading team members effectively, and contributing with hands-on execution as well. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working cross-departmentally to develop, document, and monitor procedures and processes to ensure the manufacture of safe, high-quality products. This position reports directly to the Director of QA and Compliance and is an outstanding opportunity to be a leader with a fast-growing organization with significant growth potential!
Supervises and monitors the activities of QA team members and other employees responsible for quality control testing of raw material and finished products.
Ensures behaviors, practices, and the work environment support a food safe workplace by enforcing Good Manufacturing Practices and sanitation rules and principles
Performs internal audits within the facility to ensure that departments are following documented procedures
Works with various departments to help ensure that company policies and practices are appropriate to support the Food Defense, HACCP and SQF programs
Creates and maintains the training program for all employees working within shipping and production areas of the company
Performs sensory analysis of each lot/run to ensure that product expectations are met regarding formulation taste, appearance, and smell
Performs analysis and trending of Production-QA data to identify opportunity areas; Utilizes Corrective and Preventive Action Program to improve processes
Participates in non-conformance incident investigations and makes final recommendations for affected product, including reviewing, investigating, and analyzing trends in customer complaints working with conjunction with Customer Service department
Approves vendors, ingredients, and materials for use within the facility
Creates and maintains ingredient, packaging material, and finished product spec sheets
Works with maintenance to ensure that all production, facility, and other equipment in use is maintained properly to ensure it is accurate and works the same each time
5 years QA experience in food, beverage, or related manufacturing environment; 2+ years’ supervisor/leadership experience
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or related field preferred
SQF, HACCP, and PCQI certifications preferred
Demonstrated understanding of GMP and FSMA principles
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Superior organizational, leadership and problem solving skills
Skilled at showing initiative and understanding when urgency is needed
Exceptional ability to act creatively and demonstrate flexibility when problem solving
A passion for Laird Superfood’s vision and mission!
Laird Superfood is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
To learn more about Laird Superfood, visit www.lairdsuperfood.com.
Internal Number: 1056
About Laird Superfood
Laird Superfood was founded in 2015 in partnership with the world’s most prolific big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. Since then Laird’s passion project to perfect his personal regimen has evolved into a dynamic, innovative brand with a purpose-driven and people-focused mission. We believe better food leads to a better world. We seek to provide great-tasting, high-quality, plant-based products that are healthy, convenient, affordable, and available to all.
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