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Senior Manager, Quality and Food Safety

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Quality and Food SafetyThe Senior Manager will lead the organization in developing, implementing, and ensuring continuous improvement of company quality and food safety systems. As the Senior Manager of Quality & Food Safety, this position will lead quality strategy development, policy development and implementation, and organizational training to ensure the development and manufacture of high quality and safe products that are compliant with customer, food safety, and regulatory requirements. This position will be responsible for managing the corporate quality & food safety teams, and plant quality teams. This position can be located at any of our offices, with periodic travel to the manufacturing sites.Job Duties:Develop and execute a comprehensive food safety and quality strategy with company goals and industry best practicesLeads the Site Quality Managers in the development and implementation of Food Safety Plans, HACCP, pre-requisite programs, and all food safety related programs to meet regulatory and/or customer requirementsSupport and guide Plant Quality Manager on all third-party regulatory audits (FDA, NYS, CDPH, SQF)Serve as establishment contact person (ECP) to file and maintain all Low Acid Canned Foods (LACF)/Aseptic and Acidified Food scheduled process filings and food facility registrations with FDA and State (California and New York)Collaborate with senior management to integrate food safety and quality principles into the overall business strategyOversee the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of quality assurance programs and proceduresEstablish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of quality control processesCollaborate with procurement and operations teams to ensure that suppliers and vendors meet our food safety and quality standardsConduct supplier audits and assessments to evaluate and improve their compliance with our requirementsStay up-to-date with food safety regulations: state, national and applicable international, and ensure company compliance. Monitor industry trends and emerging issues within food safety and quality to keep company on the leading edge of changeLead efforts to obtain and maintain relevant certifications (e.g., HACCP, GMP, ISO) and manage audits by regulatory agenciesActively collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing technical expertise in food safety during NPD initiativesWork closely with innovation teams to ensure the introduction of safe and exciting new products to the marketProvide leadership and technical expertise in the support of thermal processing systems, heat penetration studies, and process and equipment validationsManage and mentor a team of quality assurance professionals, fostering a culture of belonging, excellence and, continuous improvementEnsures an effective leading environment by coaching employees, orchestrating learning opportunities, and providing relevant, high-impact feedback Performance ManagementManages employee performance by clearly defining job responsibilities and standards of performance; tracking progress against goals; providing clear, thorough, timely feedback; and addressing performance problems and issues promptlyTechnical Qualifications:Education / Experience:Bachelor s Degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline with ten (10) years of Food Industry ExperienceMinimum seven (7) years
experience with HACCP, SQF, GFSI, FDA and/or USDA auditsMinimum four (4) years people management experiencePrior experience in Food Manufacturing Environments requiredPrior experience with Aseptic Processing & Packaging a plusKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Effectively communicates information in one-on-one and small group situationsAbility to follow and implement written or oral instructionsAbility to problem solve with limited informationAbility to analyze a situation and investigate root causeCritical thinking skillsCertificates and Licenses:PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) and HACCP Certification requiredBetter Process Control and/or Aseptic Training (Purdue or other) is preferred**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O Sullivan at kosullivan cpsj4obs.com.JO: 11.24KO#LI-KO1

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Buffalo , Senior Manager, Quality and Food Safety, Executive , Buffalo, New York

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