Food & Safety QA Supervisor

Date: Aug 31, 2022

Location: Jessup, PA, US

Company: Bakkavor

SUMMARY

The person in this position is responsible for the supervision of the Food Safety Quality Assurance Department.  The supervisor provides leadership and direction to their team to obtain  safe, quality food products under a safe environment, cost control, and customer orientation.  Manages the daily food safety and quality  functions at  the Bakkavor site  assuring  compliance  with food safety programs,  internal/external quality standards and in alignment with our customer’s requirements , regulatory agencies (USDA, FDA, and Local Health Department) and  Company’s strategy. The supervisor provides plant level Food Safety Quality Assurance training of personnel and cross-functionally interacts with the departments of Production, Sanitation, Maintenance, and Warehousing. 

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Technical Expertise ( Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory)
  • Leadership ( Vision, Organizational Savvy, Team Builder, Action-Results-Value Driven)
  • Customer Focus  (Balanced Customer- Business/Science Oriented Decision-Making)

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:

 

  • Champions at plant level the implementation and monitoring of internal/external quality and food safety systems.
  • Provides plant employees training in food safety and quality.
  • Observes strict product quality and food safety specifications, based on customer’s requirements and/or regulatory agencies, and takes the lead to work with other plant departments to enforce such specifications.
  • Assures the proper handling and disposition of non-conforming products. Leads cross-functional team to identify root cause of deviations and corrective/preventive actions.
  • Assists in customer/consumer feedback investigations at plant level and provide root causes of deviation and corrective/preventive action plans.
  • Works with quality management for the development, implementation and monitoring of company’s quality/food safety initiatives.
  • Conducts ongoing product review/ documentation review to assure analytical, sensory and microbiological compliance to specifications.
  • Assure all HACCP/FSP deviations are properly documented and corrective/preventive actions are successfully implemented.
  • Assures that product retain samples are properly catalogued, stored and maintained.
  • Conduct internal audits as needed
  • Supervises and coordinates FSQA staff to assure compliance to product (analytical, sensory, and microbiological) and environmental testing.
  • Indirectly responsible for performance of Staff to ensure product is safe and meets quality requirements set forth in the HACCP/FS Plans and Specifications.
  • Evaluate and motivate employees, while ensuring discipline and adherence to company policies.
  • Maintains working areas/environment safe and organized.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as requested.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position supervises the Food Safety Quality Assurance Leads and Technicians.

Position works as backup person to cover for absence of the FSQA Manager, Leads and/or Technicians.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field preferred
  • Five years food industry or equivalent experience  
  • HACCP and PCQI Certification preferred

 

FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for oversight of their areas of responsibility of the plant’s Food Safety & Quality Management Systems.  This position provides oversight and guidance to staff members to ensure the manufacturing of quality food and is responsible for identifying product that does not meet the food safety and quality requirements of the company, and preventing its distribution.