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Posted June 17th

Quality Manager - Woodstock Farms

Edison, New Jersey

Employer

UNFI

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Distributor

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Posted June 17th

Quality Manager - Woodstock Farms

Edison, New Jersey

Function

Legal

Experience

Other

Type

Full Time

Purpose:

Assist in the planning and implantation of the Quality Assurance, Food Safety, and Research & Development program. Accountable for providing implementation, execution and verification of quality systems and programs ensuring product quality and food safety.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and lead HACCP/HARPC, Food Security & Defense, Crisis Management Team, and Food Safety Committee. Oversee and lead overall plant Food Safety training to all staff members with regards to Food Safety/SQF.
  • Develop and build QA/QC team through effective recruiting and retention programs including selection, orientation, coaching, communication, motivating, appraising and counseling.
  • Lead monthly Food Safety Audits and Internal Audits.
  • Own and maintain the Quality Control, Policies & Procedures and HACCP Manuals
  • Handle third-party audits such as SQF, Organic, Kosher, Almond Audit, Customer Audits and Non-GMO Audits.
  • Oversee investigation and corrective actions for customer complaints.
  • Assist in the management of research and development, formulation adjustments, product evaluations and product launch activities.
  • Report results and trends on a quarterly basis to the Quality Assurance Director.
  • Develop and manage relationships with internal/external contacts including major customer representatives.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a highly ethical manner and in accordance with Company policies and procedures. Lead and serve as a role model for others in the organization by consistent demonstration of high ethical standards. Supervise and assign tasks to the Production, Receiving and Sanitation Department Supervisors.
  • Lead and Train members of the Crisis Management, Food Security & Defense, HACCP/HARPC, Food Safety Committee.
  • Responsible for Supplier Audits
  • Oversee and lead all pest control issues in the facility
  • Responsible for all food safety/ safety training to all employees in the facility.
  • Oversee, lead and train all QA staff on microbiological testing and results and run microbiological laboratory.
  • Perform shelf life studies to ensure that the product last through its Best By date.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by Quality Assurance Director.

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Food Science or related discipline, or equivalent training and experience
  • HACCP Certification, SQF (Safe Quality Food) Practitioner required and FDA FSMA Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
  • Must have valid driver's license

EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 5-7 years related industry work experience and thorough knowledge of quality management to include current industry food standards and statistical techniques
  • Minimum 3 years supervisor experience required
  • System Implementation Preferred

KNOWLEDGE:
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite including Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Outlook

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
  • Strong teambuilding and leadership skills; able to lead, coach, train, inspire, motivate and develop others; able to effectively delegate and follow-up
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Able to build and maintain effective, positive internal/external working relationships with diverse group of individuals throughout the organization and exemplify these qualities in a leadership role
  • Able to work effectively in an open, dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Able to make public presentations
  • Strong imitative and problem-solving skills; ability to resolve issues skillfully, approximately, and in a timely manner
  • Strong sense of urgency while remaining calm under pressure
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skill' able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and plan work activities, using time efficiently
  • Competent to learn and adapt to new computer applications, system upgrades and other technology as necessary
  • Able to successfully complete all QC Core Training requirement for this position
  • Able to understand all microbiological testing for all products and be able to interpret all testing results

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
Location
Edison, New Jersey