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Food Safety and QA Supervisor

Plymouth, IN 46563, USA Req #28
Thursday, August 29, 2019

We hire talented individuals who have a passion for ensuring we supply the best tasting, safest, and highest quality pretzel and corn extruded snacks all over the world. We supply to over 100 customers and have been in business for 40 years.

We are growing fast, so we're currently looking for a Food Safety & Quality Assurance Supervisor for our Plymouth location. With an additional 120,000 sq. ft. being added, we need the right talent to help ensure we continue to provide the best our customers could ask for!

Want to know more? Read on for perks, benefits, and a closer look at the role!

Perks & Benefits:

Health, Vision, & Dental insurance available Day 1!

Guaranteed life insurance w/additional life insurance option

Company matching 401K

Quarterly bonus eligibility

Team member appreciations & giveaways

Paid vacation

and more!

What you’d be doing:

  • Support improvement of the current quality assurance process
    1. This includes Quality Systems Review (QSR) process, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), incoming ingredient inspections, product scoring, address field complaints, and develop standard work instructions
  • Support improvement initiatives in all aspects as it relates to food safety
    1. This includes food defense systems review process, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), incoming ingredient inspections, product scoring, addressing field complaints, and developing standardized work instructions
  • Work with the Quality team to execute SQF Plans to achieve/maintain SQF Certification at the bakery and meet all Pretzels Inc. requirements related to the quality program
  • Back-up SQF Practitioner with responsibility and authority to oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF system
  • Support the facilitation and execution of 3rd party audit requirements such as SQF and AIB
  • Execute SQF Plans to achieve/maintain SQF Certification at the bakery and to meet all Pretzels, Inc. requirements related to the FSQA program
  • Support departmental goals and execute improvement initiatives to achieve said goals that align with current business objectives and KPI’s
  • Support the Pre-Requisite Programs, Food Safety, and Quality
  • Train personnel and maintain all training records on critical quality and food safety requirements
  • Provide guidance and leadership in situations where deviations have occurred, or a potential risk has been identified
  • Support monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility meet the facility’s FSQA plan
  • Assure that our sanitation is at acceptable levels after cleaning and sanitizing our equipment
  • Assure that all policies and procedures are followed to protect our product from an FSQA perspective.
  • Act as back-up contact and deputy with GFCO for all matters related to implementation, maintenance, and certification

What it takes:

  • 3+ years of food processing experience
  • 1+ years in a Quality Management role with similar responsibilities
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to improve cohesion of the Quality department with other areas
  • Ability to initiate and implement improvements with limited resources
  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of industry best practices as it relates to FSQA
  • Good problem-solving skills and corrective action/resolution skills
    1. Experience with Corrective Action Systems
    2. Must possess very good organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office Suite

What we’d also love to see:

  • Proven record working as a business partner in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Experience in working with decision-makers on business strategies and objectives
  • Experience with ERP implementation and integration of current quality processes
  • HACCP Certified
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related field or equivalent experience
  • SQF Practitioner

What’s the schedule? Thursday through Monday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular FT
  • Plymouth, IN 46563, USA