Quality Assurance & Compliance Specialist (Food Industry)
An exciting position that provides a broad range of assignments for the aspiring food science professional that wants variety and be immersed in industrial food products. This is a career position with avenues to gain expanded upward opportunities with a growing company.
Oakland CA based Pacific Farms manufacturers food ingredients in China, Mexico & Peru and imports the products for distribution throughout North America has a Quality Assurance & Compliance Specialist position open. Pacific Farms is a family owned company and has been in business for 30+ years. The company is increasing staff to support its continuing growth. This position is in the company’s office in Oakland.
In addition to a competitive salary the company provides medical, dental & life insurance, 9 paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation, 401k and profit sharing.
The Position’s Purpose: To ensure products are safe and in compliance with company, customers' and regulatory agencies' requirements.
Key Accountabilities, Duties, Activities, Tasks:
Resolve Quality Issues
Resolve customer quality inquiries & concerns
Resolve quality issues with contract manufacturers
Administer The Company’s Quality Programs
Maintain the Quality Management System
Fulfill customer quality document requests
Maintain the Quality Assurance Log - the Customer Service Report & Product Quality Report
Maintain the Retained Library & Log
Ensure Internal & External Regulatory Compliance
Ensure Food Safety Modernization Act & Foreign Supplier Program compliance
Ensure complete & current vendor documents for quality assurance & regulatory compliance
Ensure proper product documentation [HACCP, product specification, certifications, etc.]
Keep current with FDA & USDA rules & regulations
Maintain the Foreign Supplier Verification Program including all related documentation
Maintain regulatory compliance files on US warehouses, truckers & labs
Perform inspection of US Warehouses
Coordinate the components of product testing protocol & quality assurance
Manage product testing protocol including pre-shipment sample requests to laboratories
Manage testing services/labs including negotiations & upkeep of related documentation
Maintain the Certificate of Analysis data base
Manage the Sensory Testing Program
Conduct Special Projects
Complete special projects
Perform research & do studies
Back up Inventory Analyst & Customer Service
Technical Skills Required & Proficiency Levels:
Proficient with qualitative & spread sheet skills [Excel, charts, data bases, pivot tables, multiple source data analysis]
Proficient knowledge of GMP HACCP, SQF, FSMA, FSVP & other government regulations
Proficient ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw conclusions
Above average ability communicate with diverse groups of people by phone, e-mail, in person
Dog friendly attitude
Comfortable in a casual office environment
Team player that develops & maintains internal & external relationships
Bachelor’s degree in food science, food quality assurance, food safety, food production, or food related major including micro biology or chemistry.
Or AA degree with 2 year’s experience in the food processing industry
If you are interested & meet 70% of this job’s needs we would like to hear from you. Please email your cover letter & resume to email@example.com. Please put in the subject line ‘QA & Compliance Specialist’. Thank you for reading our posting.
Functional Area: Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Division: Corporate/Pleasanton, CA
Reports To: Quality Assurance Director
Job Code: MKTN755478
Department: Food Safety & Quality Assurance
This position is responsible for assuring vendor compliance with company food safety and quality standards.
The position utilizes personal experience and expertise in the areas of food safety, food quality, good manufacturing and sanitation practices to provide supplier assessment and approval status for external manufacturing sites. The position reports directly to the Director of Quality Assurance for the Own Brands private label business.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience Level: Page 2 Job Description VP of Retail Support, Produce & Floral
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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Company-wide, 75% or more across multiple time zones
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.