Food Quality Assurance Manager

Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods - Hayward, CA

Full-time

Position Summary:

The Food Quality Assurance Manager oversees all aspects of QA function. Assist R&D activities, and new product production

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and execute QA processes to ensure products are produced according to specifications.
  • Manage team of 1 QA Supervisor, 3 QA Techs, in-house and 3rd party Sanitation Team
  • Develop and maintain regulatory programs including HACCP and SSOP for USDA and FDA operations.
  • Develop performance standards for quality and food safety. Track plant performance and provide timely analysis report.
  • Lead efforts to pass annual 3rd party food safety audit and customer required audits.
  • Investigate customer complaints and work with management team to implement corrective/preventive actions.
  • Work with management team to improve food safety, manufacturing processes and product quality.
  • Develop and maintain specification for raw materials, manufacturing processes, finished products.
  • Develop and execute employee training programs for food safety, quality and new product.
  • Certify new vendors and recertify existing vendors.
  • Keep label file updated.
  • Participate in R& D activities as directed by Vice President, R&D and QA.

Position Requirements:

  • Customer orientated and hands-on.
  • B.S. degree in Food Science, Meat/Poultry Science, or Biology.
  • At least 5 years QA management experience with progressive role in USDA regulated plant.
  • Strong analytical skill and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • SQF certification and R&D experience highly desirable.
  • Good computer skills to generate reports and perform data analysis. Able to work and make decisions independently. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Job Type: Full-time