Food Quality Assurance Supervisor

Chicago, IL

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform very physical duties, including but not limited to pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting, and walking
• Assist in training employees on food safety, company processes and FDA Good Manufacturing Practices
• Maintain accurate and organized records of QA activities
• Maintain organized inventory of retained products
• Monitor HACCP critical control points, Knowledge of USDA inspections
• Conduct customer, regulatory and in-house audits
• Monitor plant performance and develop/implement action plans to understand and address areas of concern
• Maintain a clear understanding of customer requirements
• Develop and maintain operational quality standards, batch sheets and specification sheets
• Adherence to all customer Quality policies and procedures as stated in the customer’s manuals
• Create a positive working environment for all associates: one that supports continuance improvement: reinforces company philosophy and policies, and ensures that every individual is treated with respect
• Adhere to all regulatory rules and regulations, ensuring that food safety and product performance standards are met
• Ensure that job descriptions for those responsible for food safety are documented and include provision to cover for the absence of key personnel
• Ensure that food safety fundamentals and safety plans are reviewed when changes are made which may affect food safety

Qualified Candidates Must Possess:
• Must have at least 3 years quality experience in a fresh food, knowledge of FDA, and Experience with 3rd party food safety audits
• Must have SQF Level 3 experience
• Demonstrate experience with internal and external quality audits
• Maintain a positive work environment, recruiting, training and development and performance management
• Provide timely and accurate forecasting, audit scoring, safety, consumer scoring, plant sanitation,
• Must be willing to work designated shift, Ability to work in cold environment (below 40 °F)
• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

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