Quality Assurance Manager

Itaberco, Inc. - Maryland

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $80,000 a year
EducationSkills

Itaberco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of ingredients for the dessert industry specializing in finding solutions for customers’ specific needs. From Soft Serve to Crème Brulee to Gelato, Itaberco manufactures ingredients for multiple product categories within the dessert market. Our company culture is built on developing strong relationships both internally with our employees and externally with our customers and suppliers. At Itaberco, customer service is of paramount importance and we achieve that through producing high quality ingredients and meaningful relationships.

Where Itaberco provides value for the industry is in its Research and Development capabilities and ability to quickly work through challenges and scale those solutions into our production process, to meet individual customers’ requirements. Itaberco markets its ingredients throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and various other countries. Our customers include independent and chain restaurants, gelaterias, cafes, manufacturers, hotels and other foodservice operations.

Job Description: Quality Assurance

  • Managing Quality Assurance Department
  • Contribute in developing product specification sheets
  • Developing production SOPs and quality standards for testing
  • Maintaining production SOPs and database
  • Directing Food Safety Program and Managing Food Safety team
  • Conduct ongoing internal food safety and GMP staff training
  • Vetting out suppliers and maintaining Supplier Approval Program
  • Managing swabbing program and all microbial and environmental testing
  • Leading daily production meetings
  • Conducting internal audits
  • Managing SQF, local and federal food safety audits
  • Working in conjunction with R&D Director
  • Training Company Staff on Food Safety Policies and Procedures

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Small, family-owned and operated business; thus requiring direct reporting Director of Research and Development and Management
  • Bachelor, Master, or Ph. D degree in Food Science, Food Technology or relevant field
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of Food/Beverage
  • Strong understanding in ingredient technology and processing
  • Have thorough knowledge of FDA, FISMA and GMP Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to source, select and interact effectively with vendors and contractors
  • Knowledge of Genesis nutritional software is a plus
  • Adept in Microsoft Office with experience in Excel
  • Familiar with manufacturing process and equipment
  • Ability to do mathematical calculations at with precision and consistency
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast-past environment
  • A passion for food
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as function effectively and comfortably as a multi-disciplinary team member where team results are considered more important than individual contributions.
  • Spanish or other foreign language is a plus
  • Experience with Third Party Food Audits

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)