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Assistant FSQA Manager

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Position Overview:The Deputy Manager for Food Safety and Quality Assurance is tasked with supporting and implementing the site's quality strategy, enabling the facility to maintain its leadership in food safety operations. This role involves daily quality management and monitoring, approving production/product, and assisting with regulatory and customer visits. The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure the overall compliance of production quality and documentation.Key Responsibilities:-Act as a backup to the FSQA Manager/SQF Practitioner.-Supervise the implementation, review, and upkeep of the SQF System.-Ensure that quality and regulatory systems are managed, continuously reviewed, and enhanced for compliance and operational efficiencies.-Assist in ensuring that all personnel are trained and that the site training program is well integrated.-Ensure adherence to all relevant Customer and USDA regulations.-Assist in leading the Food Safety Culture Program, Food Security, and Safety.-Participate in Management Reviews and SQF Updates.-Provide guidance to the site on quality compliance standards and expectations.-Oversee internal and external audits and customer complaints.-Manage CAPA, Traceability, Product and Equipment Hold Programs.-Supervise compliant document management and retention programs.-Ensure that site-wide training documentation is adequately maintained and retrievable.-Assist in managing the Vendor Management Files (Foreign and domestic suppliers).-Generate and maintain site quality system metrics.-Assist in authoring, reviewing, and approving applicable SOPs, Investigations, year-end inventory numbers, etc.-Oversee the training of Service Providers and Contractors.P-erform other duties as assigned.Safety & GMP Objectives:-Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with established policies and procedures.-Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.-Comply with all company safety policies and procedures as well as complying with all OSHA rules and regulations.-Ability to recognize unsafe acts and conditions in the facility and implement appropriate corrective actions.-Ability to fully complete appropriate paperwork related to specific job functions in addition to quality and safety training.-Complete all annual training as assigned.-Review and execute our Food Safety Plan and Mission Statement to provide value to each of our customers with safe, relevant, tasty food products while never compromising quality.-Adhere to all good manufacturing practices (GMP's).Qualifications and Experience:Minimum of 5 years' experience in quality assurance and/or food regulatory knowledge.-Familiarity with GMP/USDA/FDA/SQF regulations.-Progressive roles within quality organizations with a proven history of success.-Strong communication skills and demonstrated team building success.-Creative conceptual thinker with strong analytical and critical thinking skills; comfortable with technical issues.-Decisive with a bias to action.-Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with employees at all levels of the organization.-Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time using effective organizational skills and judgment in an environment of frequently changing circumstances.-Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications; specifically using Word to create and modify documents, Excel to record data and calculate results, and Outlook to communicate internally and externally.-45% of the time will be standing and sitting in an office environment.-55% of the time will be on the production floor, which will include exposure to chemicals, cold (40 degrees) and a wet working environment.-Will be exposed to raw product (meat) and meat processing machines.-Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, (Excel, Access, Power Point), data entry and general computer abilities.Physical Requirements:Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.Benefits:401(k) matchingDental insuranceEmployee discountHealth insurancePaid time offReferral programVision insurance

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