Quality & Food Safety Job Description

Quality & Food Safety Job Description

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Quality & food safety provides leadership to assure Food Packaging facilities maintain effective Food Safety systems to include HACCP, cGMP's and continued compliance and certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements.

Quality & Food Safety Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Developing and maintaining Food Safety and Quality Management programs (including PRP & HACCP and site security) in line with Corporate Food Safety and certification (FSSC22000, GMP+, (ISO9001), Halal, Kosher, requirements and others
Serves as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) coordinator for the facility
Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing Problem Solving/Problem Solving Group (PSG) activity within the area
Check that standards set within the area are adhered to through layered confirmation
Analyse & report on Quality Performance Metrics through analysis of Performance Data, identify performance gaps, trends and improvement opportunities
Ensure that factory based Quality audits are carried out to verify compliance against defined standards and codes of practice
The implementation of these programs across the organization
Coordination of internal, third party and customer audits
Food Safety awareness creation by training and information campaigns
Supplier & External Manufacturer qualification related to FSQR

Quality & Food Safety Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Quality & Food Safety

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP, 9000, ISO, RM, BRC, PCQI, SQF, FSMA, GFSI, CAPA

Education for Quality & Food Safety

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the quality & food safety job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Microbiology, Technical, Biology, Business, Biological Sciences, Technology

Skills for Quality & Food Safety

Desired skills for quality & food safety include:

HACCP
GFSI
Excel
FSMA
HACCP and formal auditing experience desired
PowerPoint
Food Safety requirements set forth by local
State and federal agencies
Beverages
Key tools and techniques used to determine root cause of non-compliance and the subsequent mitigation of risk

Desired experience for quality & food safety includes:

Experience with implementation of quality assurance, quality control and management system programs and activities
Proven track record of driving quality performance as shown by key quality indicators such as defect rates, customer complaints
Experience with comprehensive root cause analysis and problem solving methodologies
Coordination of Internal FSQR Incidents
FSQR related customer incident handling and root cause analysis
Advise and decide on out of spec product destination, during work hours or on consignment

Quality & Food Safety Examples

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Quality & Food Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of quality & food safety. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for quality & food safety
  • HACCP Coordinator and responsible for coordination of recalls
  • Manage HACCP and SSOP validations and verifications
  • 2 hrly
  • Identification of & continuous monitoring for potential sources of contamination within each product flow
  • Document and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as service level, lead times, and first time right and report trends to Quality & Food Safety Lead
  • Support action plan developed by Quality & Food Safety Lead
  • Technical Specification development
  • Manage plant audit process
  • Branded Product Compliance
  • Develop and maintain documentation such as SOP’s, SSOP’s maintenance as it pertains to product quality
Qualifications for quality & food safety
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Food Science or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Technical Operation, , Quality, Food Safety, Auditing
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Food Science or related field preferred
  • 10 years experience in Technical Operation, , Quality, Food Safety, Auditing
  • Intermediate Customer Specs - Interfaces effectively with customers
  • Intermediate Auditing/Compliance - Applies intermediate auditing and quality compliance skills to identify and manage risks/compliance
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Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of quality & food safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for quality & food safety
  • Provides direct supervision for the GNP QA managers, Food Safety Specialists/HACCP Supt, and Sr QA Managers
  • Conduct food safety and quality audits of company suppliers, comanufacturers, and internal facilities
  • Perform assigned technical tasks/duties associated with department processes and procedures
  • Gauge, evaluate, and drive continuous improvement in area of expertise and technical function in assigned areas of responsibility
  • Participate on cross functional teams to in our outside of Food Protection and Regulatory Affairs (FPRA) to assure effective implementation and adherence of QA initiatives and process improvement of our suppliers, comanufacture, and internal facilities under limited supervision
  • Gather and study data and/or provide technical support to understand trends and issues to make decisions and provide input related to product safety and quality in areas of assigned responsibility as necessary
  • Collaborate and provides technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure regulatory compliance, food safety, and quality of company products
  • Serves as expert resource for all facilities to drive continuous food safety improvement initiatives
  • Responsible for understanding and executing against budget for their team
  • Assure full knowledge of recall system, regulatory authority and crisis communications is required, along with minimum annual test of effectiveness and modification when necessary
Qualifications for quality & food safety
  • Moderate to Advanced knowledge of Continuous Improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, PDCA, Certification is preferred (Green belt and/or Black Belt)
  • Basic to Moderate knowledge of specific Quality Assurance or Regulatory Affairs technical fields (food safety, regulatory, chemistry, microbiology, consumer affairs, supply chain)
  • Ability to influence others and negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for pet food in the United States & Canada other countries that distribute Nutro products
  • Assisting in maintaining the Pest Control program at the plant, development, implementation and monitoring of an ongoing food safety program
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s in Chemistry, Food Science or related field preferred
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a quality & food safety. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quality & food safety
  • Investigate, track, and resolve all product quality failure (PQF) complaints
  • Assist the QA/Supply Chain Team with product withdrawals/recalls
  • Works closely with Human Resources as may be necessary
  • Consults with plant and corporate management staff in resolution of regulatory issues and requests, maintains a current knowledge and understanding of food regulations and requirements
  • Reassess SQF plan(s) when ever there is a change to program, process, procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology
  • Provision of Monthly, Quarterly, Annual and Ad Hoc reports from GorillaDocs and other Harry and David systems
  • Maintain a schedule that identifies necessary reports, templates and timeframes
  • Ensure reports are provided in a format that meets the needs of Managers and Committees
  • Assist with general administration functions including records management, filing and data entry
  • Promote and develop a culture within the team that reflects the values and care principles of Harry and David
Qualifications for quality & food safety
  • Customer Specifications Management - Interfaces effectively with customers
  • Supplier Quality Assurance - Identifies & addresses basic supplier quality issues
  • External Partnering - Builds basic relationships & negotiates effectively with external groups
  • Product Information/Documentation - Prepares product information and documentation that meet regulatory compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of Food Laws & Regulations - Stays up-to-date and ensures compliance with food laws and regulations
  • Quality Standards & Quality Tools - Applies knowledge of quality standards and tools to enhance food safety and quality
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Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of quality & food safety. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quality & food safety
  • Develop, implement and evaluate inspection programs to ensure compliance with all relevant government and Company standards and requirements and to identify exposures and recommend corrective actions to reduce or eliminate risks and hazards
  • Develop and implement programs to aid in the policies and procedures required to exceed internal quality and food safety requirements, , regulatory requirements and customer expectations
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are interpreted and enforced consistently across the company to expand product distribution and process quality and consistency
  • Provide leadership to resolve issues involving products, processes and personnel
  • Communicate technical expertise to field and corporate management to resolve process and product quality issues and concerns
  • Supervise QA/Food Safety Managers across the Company to ensure high level of productivity and efficiency
  • Generate reports describing QA activities, trends, and expenditures communicate findings and action plans to necessary/appropriate parties
  • Interact with and guide plant personnel when questions relating to food safety & quality arise
  • This position is considered on call.Directed activities therefore could occur on nights, weekends & holidays
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of FS and QA
Qualifications for quality & food safety
  • Develop and use continuous improvement tools and fundamentals
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external customers
  • Understanding of financial budgets and principles
  • Ability to sit, walk and/or stand for up to 8 (or more, possibly) hours a day
  • Possibly pushing/pulling various plant materials and/or equipment
  • Will possibly maneuver in cramped/confined spaces
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of quality & food safety. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quality & food safety
  • Responsible for execution and documentation of the Plant Food Safety Program
  • Identifies and initiates quality improvements
  • Assist with execution and follow up of regulatory, internal and external audits
  • Promote quality concepts and principles throughout the organization by facilitating the Quality Lead Team, and by providing guidance and leadership for the development and administration of a Total Quality Management System
  • Stimulate and cultivate “a zero incident mentality” throughout the facility
  • Document standards and specifications for processes, products, and test procedures maintain a system of documentation for these areas
  • Provide consultation, direction, and training to ensure Quality System programs, processes and procedures are implemented successfully and function as designed throughout the operation in order to ensure the quality and integrity of manufactured products and services
  • Test and inspect products at various stages of the production process to ensure product quality
  • Assess and evaluate facility personnel and make recommendations to the Operations Manager regarding strategies to remedy training, skills, or performance deficiencies
  • Develop, administer, and institutionalize cost effective strategies to maintain superior manufacturing hygiene audit scores in each facility
Qualifications for quality & food safety
  • 7+ years relevant experience in Quality and or Manufacturing environment with experience in line management or a proven track record in coaching and developing teams and individuals
  • Minimum 5 years Quality Control/Quality Assurance experience in USDA food manufacturing environment with at least half of experience being in a supervisory capacity is required
  • 3 - 5 years years food industry operations experience, preferably within a multi-unit chain/restaurant or food manufacturer
  • Prior work experience in the Food industry, a strong emphasis in Quality Assurance, restaurant food safety, nutritional labeling, and auditing skills, preferred
  • Ability to quickly provide sound solutions to a variety of problems, issues, and concerns that surface regarding the overseeing the entire Organization processes
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting, and occasionally in a restaurant environment

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