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Experienced Director of Quality Assurance- Full Time

Kettle Cuisine
Job Description
Director of Quality Assurance
Director Of Quality Assurance Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Determine, implement and oversee direction for food safety, quality and food defense policies while staying abreast of regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate/Plan Regulatory visits (USDA, FDA, FDA-FSMA, State & City)
  • Coordinate/Plan 3rd Party and Certification audits (SQF, GIG, Organic, Military).
  • Regulatory Policy and Program reviews (HACCP, SSOP, GMP)
  • Regularly conduct internal audits to ensure all systems are up to date and correct against agreed standards.
  • Audit the documented programs to ensure that standards are being met.
  • Oversee raw materials and specification retrievals from all incoming ingredients and food contact materials and verify they are sourced from suitable suppliers and specifications are completed.
  • Audit suppliers of raw materials.
  • Oversee and audit finished product specifications to ensure they are accurate and the specification is being met.
  • Oversee customer complaint procedure, reporting and action plans ensuring all items are addressed in a timely controlled fashion by all relevant departments including product recall practice and procedures
  • Oversee bag and case label database maintenance and perform packaging labeling audits.
  • Oversee customer manufacturing documents (iCiX, GORP)
  • Manage laboratory and all associated items (allergen testing, environmental sampling program, pre op testing, microbiological testing program for shelf life and confirmation studies) and budgets
Director Of Quality Assurance Qualifications and Experiences:
  • 8-10 years+ experience in the fresh food manufacturing and Technical Arena
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Food Science/Microbiology or equivalent
  • Drive, Energy, Integrity
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • High Level of computer literacy - Excel, Word & interne
Director Of Quality Assurance Required Attributes:
  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
  • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments
  • Passionate about food
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect
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