ASSOCIATE MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE
Long John Silvers - Louisville, KY

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This position is responsible for assuring quality and food safety of domestic and Internationally sourced food products that are manufactured in support of nationally marketed programs and the maintenance of core product quality. Key functions include commercializing of new products, food safety, supplier approval and management, development and implementation of QA processes to ensure compliance to Long John Silvers standards and regulatory requirements for suppliers and the food product they supply. Position requires 30% to 40% travel. Product Commercialization and Quality Management: Responsible for the execution of the processes that facilitate quality and food safety of new suppliers and production in support of Long John Silvers. Supports commercialization of new products, quality improvements, and cost saving initiatives form development through launch and communicates and works with cross functional teams.Food Safety: Collaborates with team with the ability to lead QA and cross functional teams on product quality and food safety issues. Supports LJS restaurants on Department of Health issue resolution and by working with local regulatory authorities. Responsible for executing food safety programs for LJS Food Products.Supplier Approval and Management: Responsible for the management of Seafood Auditing Programs for all 3rd party inspected domestic and international seafood and the certification of 3rd party lab. Responsible for managing quality and food safety programs for the LJS Food Products. Quality Assurance Hotline: Works with supply, distribution, QA, brand leadership and cross functional teams to ensure timely resolution of issues for restaurants.
Required ExperienceBA/BS degree in Food Science or related field. Masters Degree preferred. 8 -10 years Quality Assurance experience with auditing experience required, seafood knowledge preferred, restaurant experience preferred. Demonstrated quality management experience in consumer products food processing/manufacturing operations. Demonstrates continuous improvement methodology experience ( Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, TQM) product / project management experience.

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