Food Safety Manager

Memphis , Tennessee , United States

14 Mar 2023

Growing Food Co near downtown LA has a need for a Safety/QA Manager. This is a direct hire role with a full benefits package.

The QA Manager maintains, updates, and implements national food safety, quality and regulatory compliance programs. Implements and maintains the food safety standard. The Manager will continue developing a strong Food Safety culture across their facility and will have a mindset of Continuous Improvement. 

Responsibilities • Manage the internal quality audit function for the site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System • Site leader responsible for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan • Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: in sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance. • Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity. • Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities and act as division’s primary liaison with these agencies. • Develop & implement site specific programs for GMP’s, SSOP’s, allergen control etc. • Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees. • Manage HACCP and SSOP validations and verifications. • Manage to contract 3rd party labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed / required. • Perform 3rd party audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary. • Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope. • Work with management, sales and customers as needed to understand and reduce product returns and complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions. • Manage vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications. • Manage labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations. • Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs. • Review the Pest Control logs from 3rd party services and follow up with corrective actions. Supervision The Manager, Food Safety Quality Control (FSQA) manages the quality technicians in plants where applicable.

Qualifications Education/Training: • 4-year college degree or formal training/certification in Food safety • Minimum 2 years’ experience LEADING plant food safety program required. • 4 years’ experience in a food service processing & distribution environment, preferred. Related Experience • Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills required. • Meat industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a meat production environment required. • Experience with a HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation & training required.


Mid-Senior Level

Full Time

Memphis Tennessee United States

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