QA Manager Food Production

Job Locations US-NJ-Vineland
Location : Name Vineland
Functional Group


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools, and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility: 

Manage and oversee the development, implementation, review, monitoring, verification, validation, and auditing of the Food Safety and Total Quality Management systems, including the Food Safety Fundamentals and Food Safety Plan at a production warehouse. Ensure compliance to applicable food safety, customer, quality, and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions:

• Take appropriate action to facilitate the development and implementation of and maintain the integrity of the Food Safety and Total Quality Management system at the production warehouse.
• Manage, validate, and verify activities outlined in governmental Food Standards Code (e.g. USDA, FDA, or country equivalent) and other associated food safety standards / guides (e.g. Safe Quality Food (SQF), Import/Export) are being performed.
• Responsible for assisting in identifying food safety, quality, health, and sanitation training needs.
• Ensures closure of food safety and quality concerns and verifies hold process is properly implemented at the site in partnership with site Inventory Control personnel.
• Develop, implement and lead the sanitation program at the facility.
• Assist site senior management in establishing and implementing continuous improvement processes to improve the effectiveness of the food safety and Total Quality Management program.
• Ensures the sites food safety training needs are met to standard.
• Serves as food safety leader for facility leading the internal auditing program, facilitating all external food safety audits, ensuring closure of all food safety and/or customer concerns.
• Other duties as requested.


Qualifications & Experience:

• Bachelor Degree in science-related field
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a USDA (preferred) or FDA food manufacturing or distribution environment (or equivalent regulatory agency).
• Sound knowledge of relevant food safety legislation, industry best practices, and hazard/risk management principles
• Experience with Export Programs is desirable
• Experience with internal auditing for food safety compliance - ASQ certification a plus (e.g. Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer, HACCP Auditor), or equivalent
• Completed a HACCP training course.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
• Experience developing, implementing and maintaining SQF (or equivalent) certification and HACCP plans.
• Ability to critically analyze processes and procedures to identify and assess potential food safety hazards, quality and compliance defects.

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

• Ability to negotiate and influence site management in issue resolution.
• Demonstrates consistency, flexibility and commitment to meet deadlines.
• Demonstrates planning, task organizing and execution skills.
• Ability to move between changing working environments, and prioritize conflicting demands.
• Highly developed written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with a variety of individuals.
• Strong customer service skills and proven ability to work with both internal and external customers at all levels
• Must be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and be comfortable in a high volume environment.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
• Ability to work operations in temperatures at or below freezing
• May carry loads and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds
• Requires the use of various electronic tools
• Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
• Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently.
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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