Who we are:
Multinational frozen food company packaging for retail and food service customers around the globe. Located in the Portland, Oregon area.
Position Summary: Food Safety and Quality Manager
The position provides hands on company-wide leadership and direction for all quality assurance and food safety job functions.
The position directs, advises, and supports existing Quality staff to ensure food safety for all products, growers and facilities.
Directs Customer Service and advises on complaints or technical questions.
The role will have full contact with customers and manage governmental and third-party audit programs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Responsible for all quality and food safety functions at facility.
Champion quality and food safety initiatives to monitor and document product, facility and worker compliance.
Monitor compliance with FSMA rules on domestic and imported product.
Ensure plant audit corrective action plans are implemented in a timely manner.
Organize food safety training lessons for new company procedures and reinforce the existing procedures throughout the company.
Interface with all regulatory agencies and customers insuring optimum support.
Assist growers in achieving compliance with the Food Safety Program through field training and auditing.
Issue, review and maintain product specifications and all other QA documents.
Conduct relevant physical, chemical, and microbiological tests on raw material as per specifications.
Oversee all plant HACCP, pre-requisite quality programs, and all quality/food safety related programs to meet regulatory and/or customer requirements.
Ensure sanitation and safety guidelines are met throughout the organization.
Review lab testing on the product and testing of the facility.
Respond to food safety related concerns and complaints with corrective action reports.
Work directly with Senior Management on high level decisions concerning department.
B.S. Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or related discipline preferred.
Previous experience in Quality Assurance/Food Safety within a fresh food processing environment is preferred.
Experience with audits at the plant and/or grower level.
Must have experience in food safety, handling of fresh/frozen produce, SQF, HACCP, GMP, USDA, FDA, and Federal and State agencies.
Must be able to interpret and be an authority on USDA/FDA regulations or have the ability to research and find information when necessary.
Work closely with Sales, Production, Suppliers, Purchasing, Transportation, and Customer Service to advise and resolve any issues as needed.
Strong attention to detail, strong analytical skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, Problem solving, trouble shooting ability.
Proven manager; capable of coaching and developing team
Flexible and self-disciplined.
Ability to work in fast-pace environment with minimal supervision.
Willingness and availability to travel, including occasional international travel.
Strong written and verbal skills.
Strong computer application skills (Microsoft base)
To Apply: Please email a cover letter & resume to, HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.