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Food Safety and Quality Manager

Company: B G Foods
Location: Parsippany
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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The Food Safety and Quality Assurance manager will drive improvements and standardization systems to ensure products manufactured for B&G Foods meet food safety regulatory requirements and B&G specifications. More specifically this position will drive improvements, standardize food safety and quality programs. The individual must possess strong technical knowledge of food safety and quality systems. The position requires well-developed leadership and influencing skills and a continuous improvement mindset and self-initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to be the Food safety and Quality liaison for B&G's co-packers to ensure the food safety and quality of copacked product.
  • Ensure quality procedures are being effectively implemented at the facilities.
  • Including shelf life, sample retention, mock recalls, allergen control, control of non-conforming material, calibration.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring programs exists for HACCP, HARPC, GMP's, plant housekeeping, sanitation, and pest control.
  • Development and maintenance of material traceability programs, organic tracking programs and kosher compliance as needed.
  • Ensure incoming raw materials checks, rotation procedures, and net weight & fill programs are in place and maintained.

  • Verify production compliance with product formulations and process controls including Critical Process Points.
  • Perform quality assessments of co-packers for compliance to Regulatory and B&G Foods' requirements and standards.
  • Influences and implements strategies to have a strong food safety culture at co-manufacturing locations.
  • Work with copackers regarding investigations, responses and follow-ups to non-conformances and consumer complaints.
  • Track complaint data and developing corrective action plan with copackers for quality improvement initiatives in an effort to reduce complaints.

DECISION-MAKING / RECOMMENDATION RESPONSIBILITES

  • Evaluate processing difficulties and manages the audit program and follows-up on corrective actions, for observations.
  • Track, report and review Food safety and Quality KPIs. Leads initiatives to continuously improve metrics, reduce complaints and improve quality performance at the Co-manufacturing locations.
  • Conducts effective root cause analysis and implement corrective and preventive actions. Responsible for consumer complaint adequate resolution to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Participates in innovation projects at designated co-manufacturing locations as the point of contact for Food Safety and Quality. Responsible for designing Quality at the early stages; performs food safety risks assessments.
  • Leads or participates in process improvements for food safety and quality across the organization.
  • Partners with the rest of the Food Safety and Quality organization to cross-train and share best practices.

Experience, Skills, Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Food Science/Food Technology/Biology/or Engineering
  • 5-7 years of Food Safety & Quality experience within a Food Manufacturing environment required
  • Strong knowledge of food safety / hazard analysis and preventive controls cleaning/sanitation and sanitary design; pest control; allergen controls.
  • Experience in Microbiological and Analytical methods
  • Knowledge of lab technique and prior training in fundamental quality assurance technology
  • Previous experience in the food industry, which includes HACCP, SQF (or other GFIS)
  • Knowledge of the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity:

B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.

Keywords: B G Foods, New York , Food Safety and Quality Manager, Other , Parsippany, New York

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