Food Safety and 
Regulatory Manager

JOB OPENINGS

POSTED DATE

May 1, 2020 

LOCATION

Rochester, NY

JOB SUMMARY

The Food Safety and Regulatory Manager would lead all quality assurance and regulatory work for Farther Farms' GMP French fry manufacturing and R&D facility.  The individual would work alongside the Operations, Production, Engineering, and Food Science teams and participate in the development commercialization of new products and technologies. 

 

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

  • Farther Farms' GMP facility follows all food safety plans, regulations, and schedule processes;

  • Farther Farms’ is able to sell a food safe, consistent product into the market;

  • With your knowledge of safety and regulations, you participate in commercialization projects from concept and development through production and operations. 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • 2-3 years of QA, food manufacturing, and regulatory experience;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP and GMP's practices;

  • SQF/PCQI/BRC and/or Better Process Control Certifications;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of USDA, FDA and US government regulations, statistics, statistical process control, quality standards, production methods, microbiology, and food processing;

  • Supervisory experience, management education, and/or demonstrated planning, organizing, goal setting, controlling, self-development, decision making, and presentation skills;

  • Proficiency in one or more of the GFSI schemes;

  • A Master's degree with 2-3 years of relevant experience is required.  A PhD in Food Science, Microbiology or a similar field is preferred. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define quality standards and metrics for Farther Farms’ processing facility; direct the Quality Assurance functions to ensure consistent, high-quality product, costs control, food safety, and plant sanitation;

  • Implement and maintain compliance with Global Food Safety Initiative Standards and QA/QC standards;

  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with Food Safety Plan, HACCP, prerequisite programs, RTE standards, and manufacturing facility regulatory quality requirements;

  • Maintain records of product quality checks, preventive controls, and prerequisite programs;

  • Oversee all plant Quality Assurance Training Procedures, specifications, and equipment use; train employees on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and other chemicals/hazardous ingredients as they are introduced; Identify and coordinate training needs for plant personnel as needed; communicate food quality standards to plant personnel through training, corrective action, quality audits, and production and facility monitoring;

  • Conduct and initiate inspections of all plant areas for sanitation and safety purposes under HACCP guidelines; prepare programs and perform internal audits; present all necessary documentation during internal and external audits;

  • Assure compliance with the company’s sanitation SOP’s and customer, state, and federal laws and guidelines;

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all manufacturing operations, end-products, raw materials, packaging materials, and quality specifications and standards;

  • Maintain appropriate supplier relationships and evaluate supplier performance;

  • Serve as SQF Practitioner and site Preventive Controls Qualified Individual;

  • Work with company leadership to set quality standards for new products and new technologies.

COMPENSATION AND POSITION DETAILS

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

 

Farther Farms is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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