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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Hamilton Meats, 3515 Main Street, Chula Vista, California, United States of America Req #541
Monday, June 6, 2022

We encourage you to bring your talent and effort to Harvest Sherwood and contribute to our shared success, while having fun, serving our customers, and strengthening the local communities in which we operate.  As the largest independent wholesale food distributor in the U.S., with 15 distribution centers from coast-to-coast, Harvest Sherwood is an essential business.  We buy, sell and deliver fresh, high quality protein products and other foods to over 6,000 retail and foodservice customers. 
 

Job Purpose

 

The FSQA Manager partners and receives directions from the General Manager in developing, maintaining, and implementing specific systems under FDA/USDA regulations.  They will effectively interact with the Production team to maintain quality of incoming goods and finished products.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

The FSQA Manager will be assigned duties, based on organizational needs and priorities.

 

  • Ensure compliance to quality and food safety programs and procedures specified by the company and regulated by federal, state and local agencies
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly inspections are performed; corrective actions are implemented, communicated and documented
  • Oversees facility pre-op inspections, facility inspections, maintenance and plant improvement log
  • Review and evaluate all records for accuracy and completeness and determine need for process improvement
  • Frequent communication with Production Manager and General Manager regarding continuity of the food safety programs
  • Oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF and food safety fundamentals, and food safety plan
  • Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the SQF System
  • Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF and food safety systems
  • Managing various audits, both external and internal – including Organic, SQF, Organic, and Export
  • Handling of all label related submittals and approvals, nutritional information, and layout in collaboration with marketing
  • Management of spec sheets and ingredients/allergens program
  • Coach and supervise their team
  • Perform other tasks as needed

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Must have HACCP certification, SQF practitioner experience preferred
  • Over 3 years of practical experience in Food Safety or Quality Assurance/Control in a food manufacturing or distribution facility
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Ability to problem solve and perform root cause analysis
  • This is a full time on site position, employed directly with the company.
  • Hold a position of responsibility in relation to the management of the site’s SQF system
  • Be competent to implement and maintain HACCP and GFSI based food and safety plans
  • Have an understanding of the SQF food safety code and the requirements implement and maintain SQF system relevant to the site’s scope of certification.

 

We encourage you to bring your talent and effort to Harvest Sherwood and contribute to our shared success, while having fun, serving our customers, and strengthening the local communities in which we operate.  As the largest independent wholesale food distributor in the U.S., with 15 distribution centers from coast-to-coast, Harvest Sherwood is an essential business.  We buy, sell and deliver fresh, high quality protein products and other foods to over 6,000 retail and foodservice customers.   

 

Harvest-Sherwood is committed to offering competitive benefits to our employees and their dependents, including paid vacation, health insurances, and a 401K plan!

 

*We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvest-Sherwood is committed to offering competitive benefits to our employees and their dependents, including paid vacation, health insurances, and a 401K plan!

 

*We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Other details

  • Job Family Warehouse
  • Job Function FSQA
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Hamilton Meats, 3515 Main Street, Chula Vista, California, United States of America