Position00307 Food Safety and Quality Program Manager
City, StateAtlanta,Georgia
CountryUnited States
Salary85-100K plus bonus
Contact NameSteve Silvi
Emailsilvi@datapathsearch.com
Phone203-869-3536
DescriptionThe FSQA Manager is responsible for leading and managing the site FSQA team in order to assure the production of high quality, safe and legally compliant products that meet the desired product design and customer expectations.

This position is responsible for providing governance of the Food Safety and Quality Management System and lead the implementation of our clients' standards at the production facility.

The FSQA Manager represents the FSQA function at the local plant level and is expected to lead continuous improvement on Food Safety and Quality Assurance.

People Management

Coach, train and develop FSQA personnel to drive a higher performance level

Maintain responsibility for ensuring that all FSQA personnel are properly trained to perform job function, as well as possess and in-depth knowledge of food safety and quality principles

Manage FSQA department staffing in alignment with budget

Support the development of a talent pipeline for FSQA at the site level

Partner effectively with other departments to improve food safety and quality

Site FSQA Projects and Priorities

Lead the FSQA agenda at the site, challenging facility management team where necessary to ensure wholesome products that meet the regulatory requirements

Lead and support clients' and SQF standards implementation at the site and drive the appropriate FSQA mindset and behavior

Sustain efficient food safety and quality management system, in compliance to SQF, FDA, and our clients' standards, including CAPA and training programs

Manage Food Safety and Quality incident, supporting decision making for out of specification materials and products, ensuring that relevant corrective and preventive actions are defined and implemented

Accountable for site FSQA review and approval of new products, FSQA risk assessments and change management

Serve as on-site point person for all regulatory and third party inspections; partners with the plant management team to develop necessary corrective and preventive action plans

Strategy for Improvement of FSQA Objectives

Lead FSQA Strategy Deployment at the site, delivering against key metrics reflected in the company business objectives

Utilize internal and external (customer reported) quality data to identify and execute improvement opportunities for FSQA Department and entire plant team

Collaborate with Production, Warehouse, Continuous Improvement, and other departments to identify and implement initiatives to improve the customer experience (reduce errors)

Perform key metric, incidents and Continuous Improvement reviews to ensure transparency at management level and coordinate site CAPA activities

Represent FSQA function on the Site Management Team

General Responsibilities

Follow the facility GMPs and help enforce policies throughout the facility

Support the efforts of the company to maintain our food safety system (SQF) and quality programs

Requirements7-10 years experience in quality assurance, food safety, food distribution, food manufacturing, supply chain or related field

Bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, microbiology, or related field preferred or 10+ years in food safety and quality assurance with a proven track record of success

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to problem solve and work in a fast environment without a lot of structure and/or supervision

Strong leadership skills

Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks/priorities

Minimum 5 years supervisory experience required with at least 3 years successfully managing multiple shifts and/or departments

Previous experience with GFSI, FDA, and USDA inspections, programs, and expectations

Certifications: SQF, PCQI, HACCP, and ServeSafe Manager at time of hire or within 6 months of position