Director of Quality and Regulatory Operations in South East Idaho

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Director Quality and Regulatory Operations,

Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The Director of Quality and Regulatory Operations will direct food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of domestic and international sales. Oversee administration of quality systems and documentation that ensures compliance with third party, regulatory, customer, and religious requirements.  This position will also make regulatory and quality documentation available to customers, Marketing, Sales, Technology, and Operations along with develop a QRO operating plan that aligns departmental goals with corporate strategic initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Use independent judgment to develop and implement a long term strategy to drive quality excellence in regards to food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance of domestic and international products produced at all divisions. Provide a transition of new products between Product Development and Operations. Review potential acquisitions for food safety and quality compliance.

Oversee the quality and regulatory expectations of ingredient and packaging suppliers.

Provide overall leadership to all organizational recall and product retrievals.  Interact directly with the USFDA, USDA, and any customers to meet food standards set by individual entities.

Provide expert guidance and council for customers and top management as required. Direct compliance of customer requirements for quality, GMP/food safety, and product specifications.  Review and approve customer contracts relative to meeting customer requirements of food quality and food safety.

Provide strategic direction for the administration and development of the Technology Information Management Exchange that is the backbone of Quality Systems, Policies, and Procedures.  Make regulatory and quality documentation available to customers and Marketing, Sales, Technology, and Operations.

Facilitate and direct the strategic goals of the QRO department to meet the individual needs of each facility and align the goals with corporate strategic initiatives.

Must maintain the highest standards of data management by creating consistent, reliable data which will ensure accuracy and in turn, maximize the use of data and confidence in decision making.

Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies.  Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.

All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.

All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.

Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Quality and Regulatory Operations. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor of Science degree and preferably a Master of Science degree and ten to twelve years related experience.

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Connie Dorigan      Condor1@dorigan.com

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QA Manager in Idaho

ProduceCareers

Job Title: QA Manager

Job Location: Idaho

Job Summary:

We are representing an established food processor based in Idaho who needs to hire a talented QA Manager to join their team. This position will be responsible to supervise and lead quality assurance technicians to ensure proper execution of all procedures to keep compliant with all safety and food safety regulations, quality standards, and legal requirements

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor packaging quality performance against standards to ensure success of the daily packaging operations.
  • Notify management of any production, safety, quality or environment concerns within the facility.
  • Coordinate, schedule and track all product to packaging lines to meet scheduled Quality Assurance requirements.
  • Continuously promote quality awareness and assists management with quality training programs.
  • Ensure open and frequent communication and teamwork across all departments.
  • Supervise and oversee QA technicians and Special Services group;.
  • Interpret GMP, AIB, and FDA regulations, and confers with management or staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Manage routine department activities and assists Supervisor/Lead to control those activities.
  • Create a team environment.
  • Select products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, flavor, color, breakage, and other characteristics.
  • Conduct and present regular food safety and defense training with all plant team members (i.e. HACCP, GMP’s, etc.)
  • Conduct regular internal food safety and defense audits to verify 1st Time Quality;
  • Ensure that plant is tour and audit ready at all times.
  • Take charge of customer and other regulatory plant audits.
 Requirements:
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.
  • Well organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient PC skills in MS Office and database management.
  • Able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Able to travel to all areas of the plant efficiently, including climbing stairs.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leads, managers, and co-workers. Ability to solve practical problems and deals with variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, diagram, or scheduled form.
Compensation: 80-90K, Medical and Dental Health Insurance, 401K, Vacation, Sick Leave, Relocation Assistance.

To Apply: Please send resume to Jennifer Mazza

Jennifer@Producecareers.com

Phone: 317-870-9000

Cell: 805-441-6277

Fax: (805)481-3545

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