Job ID: 229187302

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

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.






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