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Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Perdue Farms
Location: Concord
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.SummaryWe are actively recruiting for an experienced FSQA leader to oversee our Concord, NC plant facility. This person leads the local organization in identifying, progressing and realizing the implementation Quality / Food Safety Policy and Quality Systems. They will identify and investigate all Quality /Food Safety opportunities covering all products, projects, and processes as well as deliver measurable improvements utilizing Quality Improvement and continuous improvement strategies. The FSQA Manager implements standard processes and appropriate actions to improve quality / Food Safety of products, reduction of variation and eliminate waste.Principal and Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesUnderstand, display knowledge and supervise execution of FSQA programs including, but not limited to BRC systems, HACCP, sanitation, pest control, good manufacturing practices, foreign material control, customer complaint, deviation investigation process, Root-cause analysis, traceability, internal audit program, trainings, food defense and security to comply with all company, Customer and USDA/FDA regulatory requirements.Works to maintain the safety, legality and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacturing process.Lead complaint and internal manufacturing investigations on the raw processing side, RTE process, and warehouse, determine root cause, consult and provide corrective actions.Participates in daily food evaluation to identify possible defects and provide direction for improvement.Ability to analyze facts(Data) or circumstances with the technicians, QA and Ops management teams surrounding concerns to determine actions within the limits of standardUSA regulatory practices and company policies.Implements/enforces Product Specification auditing/compliance, Food Safety program compliance, product hold and release.Notifies/places hard holds at distribution locations, evaluates and risk asses the product disposition or release in case of quality or food safety deviations.Collaborates with all stakeholders across the facility to prevent and correct quality and food safety deviations/GM/process violations/USDA NRs/etc.Ensures QA hold process is reported daily, executed with plant cross-functional teams and thatthe plant adheres to the hold and re-work procedures.Oversees record keeping, direct observations, and pre-shipment record reviews effectively within the next production shift.Manage and coordinate execution of pre-operational checks, environmental monitoring program and executing improvements based on results and reporting for the cooked and RTE departments.Identify process opportunities in the areas of responsibilities and collaborate to provide resolutions.Work closely with QA manager and shift supervisors for product assessments or evaluations. Support all 2nd and 3rd party in collaboration with the VP of FSQA.Supports shift supervisors on daily activities, team management, vacation scheduling to ensure there is always presence of management in the facility.Minimum Education and ExperienceBachelor degree preferably in Food Science, Animal Science, Poultry Science, Operations Management, Biology or Chemistry.The ideal candidate will also have:3-5 years experience of relevant work experience in the food industry, preferably in cooked & RTE USDA regulated operations.HACCP certification and have knowledge in Food Safety, preferably in a Ready-To-Eat process.Trained in GFSI (SQF and or BRC) and PCQI preferred.Must have experience with food safety plant style audits.Knowledge of HACCP, USDA regulations, GMPs, Quality Assurance, and Food Microbiology, environmental testing, sanitation.Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multitask while maintaining required timeliness.Knowledge and experience with Microsoft computer software.Must be flexible with schedule-will have to cover different shifts and work on weekends based on plant operations needs and or QA management team vacation schedules.Environmental Factors and Physical RequirementsPosition is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. May need to climb ladders.Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Perdue Farms, Kannapolis , Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Concord, North Carolina

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