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QA Supplier Compliance Manager

In Dinuba, California

TITLE: QA SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE MANAGER
DEPT: QUALITY ASSURANCE
REPORTS TO: VP, FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY ASSURANCE

Send Resume To: Human Resources
501 South Alta Ave
P.O. Box 37
Dinuba, CA 93618
Fax to (559) 591-1593
E-mail resume as a word attachment to: jobs@ruizfoods.com

Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

JOB SUMMARY:

Primary responsibility is to oversee the quality and food safety of manufacturing activities conducted by co-packer and suppliers of ingredients on behalf of Ruiz Foods. Travel will be required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Co-qualify start-up operations
• Monitor co-pack processes
• Qualify suppliers of ingredients
• Qualify third-party logistic partners
• Ensure product is made to product specification and agreement
• Address any anomalies or failures with product specification and/or process as it relates to quality or food safety
• Provide communication/reports as required
• Investigate any complaints with co-packer
• Work cohesively with contract manufacturers, colleagues and regulators
• Ensure non-conforming product is not released into commerce, but appropriately dispositioned by the co-packer
• Ensure appropriate documentation is being maintained on critical food safety and quality attributes
• Report KPIs as assigned
• All other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field of science
• A minimum of 5 years managerial experience in a food manufacturing plant
• Working knowledge of various food processing technologies and their impact on quality and food safety (freezing, refrigerating, cooking, baking, etc.)
• Current HACCP certificate
• PCQI training certificate
• Versed in current version of GFSI (BRC, SQF, FSSC 2200)
• Proficient in knowledge of USDA regulations
• Proficient in knowledge of FDA regulations or FSMA
• Working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint