Job ID: 229187302
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 company that manufacturers food ingredients in China, Mexico & Peru and imports the products for distribution throughout North America has a Quality Assurance & Compliance Specialist position open. The privately-owned company has been in business for 30+ years & 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
Other Requirements:- Dog friendly attitude Comfortable in a casual office environment Team player that develops & maintains internal & external relationships
Education Required:- 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 send a Cover Letter & Your Resume. Please put in the subject line ‘QA & Compliance Specialist’. Thank you for reading our posting.