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Mgr, FSQA-Bakery

Company: ARYZTA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Job Description:

Mgr, FSQA-Bakery

City & State:

Chicago Heights, IL, US, 60411

60411

Job Category:

Food Safety & Quality Assurance

60411

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery--, Otis Spunkmeyer--, and Oakrun Farm Bakery--. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 24 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers' expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

ARYZTA Americas operates one of the largest specialty bakery businesses servicing all major customers in the retail, foodservice, QSR and convenience store channels.

The Americas Structure includes four operating Business Units: Brazil, Canada, ARYZTA US Baking Solutions and ARYZTA US Consumer Foods, which are serviced by the Americas Central Support Functions covering areas such as Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability, HR, Legal, IT, Finance Shared Services, Procurement, Category Management, and Commercialization.

Location: Chicago Heights, IL

Mgr, FSQA-Bakery

Position Purpose

The Quality Assurance Manager has the primary responsibility for protecting the food by

establishing and implementing food safety and quality strategy and meeting all regulatory,

customer, and ARYZTA requirements.

Key Accountabilities

The QA Manager is a leader within the bakery responsible for developing, implementing and

monitoring food safety and quality assurance programs and ensuring operations is in

compliance with best practices for food safety and quality. The QA Manager reports directly to

the Corporate Food Safety & Quality Assurance Department with dotted line reporting to the

bakery leader to assure effective implementation of food safety and quality programs. The QA

Manager provides leadership directly to their team (exempt and/or non-exempt) and indirectly

to other bakery personnel.

Responsibilities

--- Responsible for understanding all applicable food regulations (international, national,

state, and local) and assuring the bakery meets all regulations

--- Responsible for understanding and complying with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

standards (i.e. BRC, SQF)

--- Responsible for undertaking the responsibilities of a Preventive Controls Qualified

Individual as outlined under the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

Including the preparation of a Food Safety Plan, the validation of Preventive Controls,

the Review of Records and the Reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan.

--- Responsible for up-dating and the continuous review of existing Food Safety plans to

incorporate current GMP, Process Preventive Controls, Allergen Preventive Controls,

Sanitation Preventive Controls and Supply Chain Applied Controls.

--- Responsible for leading the Food Safety (HARPC) team in the evaluation and

implementation of controls on all biological, chemical, physical and economically

motivated hazards to our foods. This should also include consideration for the

development of defect action limits, hygienic zoning and adequate by-product controls.

--- Responsible for ensuring that all employees are trained to effectively perform their Food

Safety responsibilities.

Responsible for implementation, documentation, control, and maintenance of a detailed

Quality Management System (QMS) including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing

Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and

reassessment

--- Works to maintain and improve on the safety, legality and quality of each food and the

processes used in their manufacture.

--- Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements and effectively

communicating with customers as requested

--- Responsible for investigating customer/consumer complaints for foods manufactured

on site using root cause analysis, determining corrective actions and preventive

measures, responding to complaints in the required timeframe, and analyzing complaint

trends

--- Responsible for the day to day management of the Quality Assurance team including

training and development of QA staff and clear identification of objectives to meet the

bakery needs

--- Quality Assurance Manager clearly communicates food safety and quality objectives

with production, maintenance, sanitation departments, and external contractors

--- Responsible for reporting the food safety and quality issues, corrective actions, and

preventive measures to the plant management team and Corporate Food Safety &

Quality Assurance

--- Responsible for ensuring training is effective for operations, sanitation, and

maintenance staff in basic food hygiene, GMPs, HACCP, allergen control, and other food

safety and quality requirements

--- Responsible for monitoring and adherence to Quality Assurance budget

--- Measures plant process capabilities, sampling plans, and statistical analysis to assure

compliance

--- Authorized to hold and release product based on food safety or quality nonconformance

--- Ensures a daily food evaluation is conducted to identify possible defects and provide

direction for improvement

--- Ensures physical bakery inspections are conducted on a weekly basis and reports are

generated on each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety,

sanitation, personnel practices, etc.)

--- Contract review, approval, and performance monitoring of external suppliers/services

relating to QA

--- Technical representative for ARYZTA at customer and third-party bakery audits

--- Responsible for assuring materials are received from ARYZTA approved suppliers and

conducts raw material supplier performance monitoring

--- Responsible for the effective implementation of ARYZTA Recall and Traceability

Program including accurate, timely mock traceability exercises

--- Responsible for providing technical advice and direction with respect to ARYZTA food

safety and quality policies and keeping bakery team informed of applicable scientific,

industry, and regulatory changes.

--- Other duties may be assigned and QA Manager is expected to effectively manage and execute changes

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

--- Effective work ethic and good communications skills

--- High School Diploma, some college science courses or experience in the food industry

preferred

--- Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) preferred

--- Good writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills

--- Detail oriented, and possess strong computer skills

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level Required

--- Excellent leadership, communications and team building skills

--- Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology, or Food

Science preferred or sufficient experience in the food industry to cover the technical

skills needed.

--- Certified in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)

--- Certified in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF

--- Understanding of microbiology aseptic sampling, methods, and interpretation

--- 5-7 years food industry manufacturing or quality experience including leadership

experience

--- Good writing, statistics (SPC and charting), analytical, and critical thinking skills

--- Proficient in computers including spreadsheets, statistical programs, and SAP

applications

Preferred

--- Minimum of 5 years comprehensive food processing, food safety and quality experience

with an extensive background in manufacturing food industry, HACCP, USDA, or FDA

preferred

--- Previous experience with GFSI, BRC, SQF and/or USDA audits desirable

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

--- Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

--- Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.

--- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

ARYZTA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: ARYZTA, Chicago, Mgr, FSQA-Bakery, Accounting, Auditing, Chicago, Illinois

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