Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager JobPhoenix, AZ

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Why You'll Love This Job

The Food Safety, Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for providing the necessary leadership, planning, direction, organization, and control to ensure food safety and food quality for Café Valley.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Consistent and dependable attendance.
  • Ability to stand/walk for a minimum of 6 hours without a break.
  • Ability to work weekends and flexible schedules as business needs demand.
  • Ability to work with or around food allergens of all types.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces. (Spiral, oven area, freezer etc)
  • Must be able to wear/utilize personal protective equipment.
  • Manages a group of technicians that cover all production shifts.  Responsible for hiring, evaluating and developing FSQA Technicians.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and revising food safety and quality assurance programs
  • Ensures that the organizations programs and procedures meet or exceeds the GFSI scheme
  • Develops and maintains calibration, validation and verification programs
  • Responsible for the management of the electronic Quality Assurance inspection system
  • Interacts with production to assist in root cause analysis and corrective actions with food manufacturing processes
  • Performs routine Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/Food Safety audits in production and warehouses areas and initiates corrective actions
  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of HACCP plans
  • Reviews testing results and releases quarantined raw materials and outgoing finished products
  • Reviews, revises and develops SOP’s for laboratory methods and manufacturing quality testing procedures
  • Coordinates and assists with monthly, annual and new employee training to include Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Quality and GMP’s
  • Coordinates corrective actions from third party audits and inspections and document actions taken
  • Coordinates corrective actions and root cause analysis of customer complaint logs
  • Directs microbiological laboratory testing and reporting
  • Assumes responsibility for being the main contact for annual audits from third-party companies and customers
  • Manages customer complaints and composes appropriate responses
  • Participates as an active member of Food Safety Committee
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

Required Qualification:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field
  • 3 or more years working in the food industry.
  • PCQI qualified
  • HACCP Certified
  • Experience in a GFSI facility
  • Successful completed GFSI level audits
  • Managed teams of people working across multiple shifts.
  • Managed Environmental Monitoring Program
  • Experience in large scale food manufacturing
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experienced with Preserved Standard of Identities such as Kosher, GMO etc.
  • Experience with Statistical Process Control analysis in food manufacturing environment
  • Red Zone or other Electronic Data Platform
  • Extensive Food and pathogen microbiology experience
  • Managed outsourced pest control
  • Supply Chain Preventative Controls
  • Finished Product and ingredient level Trace and Recall knowledge
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish
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