PAT M. DIFURIA & ASSOCIATES
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Field Man
Pest Control Advisor
Controller
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Plant Manager
Safety Manager
Executive Assistant
Accts. Receivable/Sales Coord
EHS Manager
Maintenance Mechanic
Quality Assurance Manager
Sr. Quality Assurance Manager
Warehouse Manager
Table Grapes Sales
Quality Systems Manager
Electrician
Maint. Mechanic 2nd/3rd Shift
Maintenance Manager
Farm Manager
Maintenance Mechanic
1st Shift Production Supervisor
Produce Broker
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Location: Hesperia, MI Area

Salary: $120,000

Education: College degree in Food Science or Microbiology, or equivalent experience

Experience: 5-7 years of experience. Specialized training in HACCP, Leadership, Problem-solving and Team Building. PCQI Certification preferred.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Experience with USDA / FDA requirements including FMSA, HARPC and Quality Management systems.

Above average skills in People skills, project management, and team building.

Excellent skills in Communication and problem-solving.

General knowledge of processes, maintenances, production, regulatory agencies, and micro lab processes.

Experience in: Quality Management.

Demonstrated ability to Guide and organize people and programs.

General knowledge of processes, maintenances, production, regulatory laws, and microbiology.

Effective project management and time management skills.

High level of personal initiative, self-driven, action and results oriented.

Excellent interpersonal skills, team player, generates enthusiasm and builds effective working relationships and team at all levels, with both internal and external customers.

Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

Thrives in a challenging atmosphere; open to change and creating change.

Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results.

Position Reports to Senior Director of Quality and Food Safety

Job Purpose Summary: Manage all aspects of the Quality Department to assure the compliance of the company’s quality systems and procedures.  Provide leadership, structure, and quality oversight in the workflow of all departments.

Manages employees to support good manufacturing practices including the proper use of equipment and materials and optimize productivity; promotes training and development; minimizes turnover and ensures a reliable and agile labor force. 

Set clear expectations, provide support, and ensure accountability for all departmental employees

Provide training for departmental employees

Provide oversight on all departmental activities

Conduct regular evaluations, and provide performance feedback to employees

Ensures continuous improvement is achieved in the areas of quality, cost, safety, and service to customers both internal and external.

As a member of core management, this position will oversee and manage operations employees, in all areas, to ensure compliance of company policies

Establish and maintain a strong HACCP program that effectively mitigates risks, and ensures food safety

Create, maintain, and manage the effectiveness of, quality policies and pre-requisite programs

Identify and implement appropriate QA testing policies and procedures

Ensure all internal audits (GMP, HACCP, GFSI and food safety) are conducted in a timely manner.

Ensure the integrity of all incoming raw materials and outgoing finished goods

Lead in resolving quality problems throughout the operation. 

Manage the site quality systems in including, but not limited to, customer complaints, non-conformances, CAPA, and document control.

Develop and manage technical competencies to ensure predictability and sustainable improvement methods

Monitor and report on quality metrics and trends; drive improvements defined based on the data.

Ensure the company is in compliance with all regulatory agencies related to food safety

Stay current on all food safety regulations, laws, and best practices

Serve as the primary operations contact for customers, inspectors, and auditors

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.