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Quality Assurance and Safety Manager

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Nashua
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Quality Assurance and Safety ManagerResponsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of various food safety, quality, and sanitation programs and systems designed to assure product wholesomeness and consistency.Stay abreast of development in the quality, food safety, and sanitation fields, upgrading company programs as necessary and appropriateManage key components of the food safety & quality management system and develop programs and/or policy to ensure food safety, product quality, & legalityProvide technical capacity with an emphasis on meeting customer expectations and developing continuous improvement opportunitiesInteract with external stakeholders concerning product issues and needsWork with internal and external Food Safety and Quality stakeholders during the stage-gate/product development processMaintain GFSI-FSC22000 certification for the plantInteract with other managerial disciplines including Production, Warehouse, Procurement, Maintenance, Finance, and Sales to address issues affecting the quality of ingredients and packaging supplies, in-process components and finished goods, the cleanliness of equipment and plant environment, and other environmental issuesManage the day-to-day activities of the Quality departmentAct as the liaison with international, federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to handle legal and other issuesWork with external stakeholders coordinating and conducting inspections and audits and addressing concerns and corrective actionsAccountable for implementation and maintenance of the risk controls for the company s Quality and Food Safety SystemOversee continuous improvement in the Quality and Food Service Programs and the departmental personnelDevelop, and implement the internal food safety programs including HACCP, Allergen, GMP s, Cleaning and Sanitation procedures, regulatory compliance, vendor approval, etc.Manage Consumer Complaint Programs along with Customer ServiceInitiate plant level investigations into the cause and rectify with the management teamPrepare and present the quarterly management reviewAdminister, execute and maintain the LEM and SEM environmental programsManage Pre-Requisite Programs (PRP s), Operation Pre-Requisition Programs (OPRP s), and Critical Control Points (CCP s) and all documents associated with these programsOversee internal inspections and audit programs for the facility as part of a continuous improvement program designed to assure product safety and consistency, and to disclose areas needing improvement before an external/customer audit/inspection is conductedFollow up with the department managers to ensure documented corrective actions are takenCoordinate and evaluate outside audits with regulatory agencies, and customersEscort auditors through the facilityWith the assistance and cooperation of other department managers, develop and implement corrective actions for external inspectionsProvide al documentation necessary to respond to inspectionsCoordinate lot tracking exercises and actual product withdrawalsVerify that the facility is able to track the ingredient to the finished product level and 100% of the finished products to the first level of distributionWorking with the Distribution and Production Managers, evaluate and develop corrective actions from the lot tracking exercises to ensure that accurate information is obtained in a timely manner from the appropriate department managersMaintain product specifications and standards and MRP requirements, and participate in a new product rollout with R&D and production departmentsEducate managers, supervisors and employees regarding internal quality and sanitation programs, helping to ensure facility has a well-educated and trained workforceProvide technical guidance to managers, supervisors and employeesOversee the facility HOLD program to prevent substandard materials or product from reaching the consumerCoordinate with procurement the Minimum Requirement for Vendors to maintain incoming component consistencyDevelop and maintain the annual and period facility Quality Department budgets, monitor spending levels to ensure compliance to budgetary requirements, and keep management appraised of variances from budgetary guidelinesInteract with various departments including Production, Warehouse, Maintenance, R&D, HR, Finance, Sales, and RetailDirect the activities related to the company HACCP program and serve as HACCP CoordinatorWrite, review, and revise HACCP plans and/or documentation as neededConduct and/or coordinate HACCP/related activities including hazard analysis, monitoring, verification, and validationConduct and/or coordinate HACCP audits to ensure integrity of the HACCP systemCoordinate the collection and review of HACCP forms and documentation
maintain files according to the company record retention programDevelop company-specific HACCP training as neededTechnical Qualifications:B.S. degree in Food Safety, or other related field of studyManagerial experience for the training and development of department and facility staffThorough knowledge of GMP s the CFR, and Food Code requirements for processing, labeling, and shipping food productsPractical experience in troubleshooting and working in a team atmosphereKnowledge of microbiological testing and raw material inspectionsDetail-oriented with strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skillsAbility to develop, maintain, and write food safety & quality programs and proceduresAbility to review & interpret data and prepare reports, presentations, & recommendations as needed to upper managementExcellent communication & interpersonal skillsStrong computer skills
Microsoft Office, manufacturing / quality databasesFrequently required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, and climb stairsFrequently required to use hands and fingers to, handle, or use objects, tools, or controlsFrequently required to reach with hands and armsOccasional lifting and requirement to occasionally lift 25 pounds. Occasionally, something may weight more than 25 pounds and assistance must be utilizedAbility to do overhead lifting and vendingPossessing normal to excellent manual dexterity and motor skillsPossessing good eye-hand coordinationFrequently works near moving mechanical partsFrequently exposed to cool and/or wet conditionsNoise level sometimes loud**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee 257.23JF#LI-JF1

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Nashua , Quality Assurance and Safety Manager, Executive , Nashua, New Hampshire

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