Our client is a North American food company offering innovative case-ready solutions for progressive retailers in Canada and the United States. The company is differentiated by an exceptional commitment to food safety, product quality and continuous improvement. Our client is currently recruiting a Quality Assurance Manager for its food processing facility in Belleville, Ontario.
Reporting directly to the General Manager with functional reporting to the Vice-President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, the incumbent is responsible for developing a systematic approach to food safety through Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs while ensuring compliance with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations. This includes ensuring the necessary focus on preventative measures, identification of food safety hazards, and key actions necessary to reduce risk factors. The QA Manager is responsible for: supervising all Quality Assurance staff, including the preparation and delivery of staff performance evaluations and career development initiatives; assisting all areas in achieving manufacturing objectives pertaining to quality; quality improvement process management and meeting quality standards, troubleshooting and resolving customer complaints; presenting a professional and respectful attitude when dealing with both internal and external contacts; and facilitating a team atmosphere.
• Ensure effective food safety guidelines, testing protocols, and practices are in place and being followed • Implement and maintain QA programs with a focus on adherence, viability, functionality, and effectiveness • Direct the laboratory facilities; set-up laboratory for new testing if required • Under the oversight of the Vice-President, Food Safety and QA, train staff and supervisors in quality, HACCP, food handling, and testing processes • Provide quality and technical guidance to all personnel in the areas of process controls, product quality, and inspection • Conduct/monitor the testing and evaluation of new equipment and instructions in terms of meeting product specifications • Troubleshoot and resolve customer complaints; identify and prevent ongoing problems • Conduct regular audits to ensure CFIA and quality standards are met • Demonstrate continuous/quality improvement by developing methodology to improve processes and standards while meeting finished product specifications • Prepare reports and documentation of inspections, audits, and problems/defects • Make concise decisions to hold substandard product; establish and maintain necessary documentation • Liaise with government representatives • Supervise laboratory technicians • Demonstrate effective manufacturing practices • Implement/review standard operating procedures • Develop schedules and resource allocations for QA-related projects Qualifications: • University degree/diploma in a Science discipline • Three to five years of supervisory experience developing/implementing HACCP program for the meat/seafood/food industry • Excellent written and oral communications • Computer experience – Microsoft Office Suite
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