Quality Assurance Manager
ARYZTA - Newark, CA

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Responsible for understanding all applicable food regulations (international, national, state, and local) and assuring the bakery meets all regulations
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF)
    • Responsible for implementation, documentation, control, and maintenance of a detailed Quality Management System (QMS) including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and reassessment
    • Works to maintain and improve on the safety, legality and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacture.
    • Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements and effectively communicating with customers as requested
    • Responsible for investigating customer/consumer complaints for foods manufactured on site using root cause analysis, determining corrective actions and preventive measures, responding to complaints in the required timeframe, and analyzing complaint trends
    • Responsible for the day to day management of the Quality Assurance team including training and development of QA staff and clear identification of objectives to meet the bakery needs
    • Quality Assurance Manager clearly communicates food safety and quality objectives with production, maintenance, sanitation departments, and external contractors
    • Responsible for reporting the food safety and quality issues, corrective actions, and preventive measures to the plant management team and Corporate Food Safety & Quality Assurance
    • Responsible for ensuring training is effective for operations, sanitation, and maintenance staff in basic food hygiene, GMPs, HACCP, allergen control, and other food safety and quality requirements
    • Responsible for monitoring and adherence to Quality Assurance budget
    • Measures plant process capabilities, sampling plans, and statistical analysis to assure compliance
    • Authorized to hold and release product based on food safety or quality non-conformance
    • Ensures a daily food evaluation is conducted to identify possible defects and provide direction for improvement
    • Ensures physical bakery inspections are conducted on a weekly basis and reports are generated on each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.)
    • Contract review, approval, and performance monitoring of external suppliers/services relating to QA
    • Technical representative for ARYZTA at customer and third-party bakery audits
    • Responsible for assuring materials are received from ARYZTA approved suppliers and conducts raw material supplier performance monitoring
    • Responsible for the effective implementation of ARYZTA Recall and Traceability Program including accurate, timely mock traceability exercises
    • Responsible for providing technical advice and direction with respect to ARYZTA food safety and quality policies and keeping bakery team informed of applicable scientific, industry, and regulatory changes.
    • Responsible for managing both the quality and sanitation teams.
    • Other duties may be assigned and QA Manager is expected to effectively manage and execute changes
    Required Skills
    • Excellent leadership, communications and team building skills
    • Certified in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)
    • Certified in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF
    • Understanding of microbiology aseptic sampling, methods, and interpretation
    • Good writing, statistics (SPC and charting), analytical, and critical thinking skills
    • Proficient in computers including spreadsheets, statistical programs, and SAP applications
    Required Experience
    • 5-7 years food industry manufacturing or quality experience including leadership experience
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology, or Food Science preferred or sufficient experience in the food industry to cover the technical skills needed.

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    ARYZTA has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, and operations all over the world, from Europe, North and South America, to South East...