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Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager - AZ

Company: Sun Orchard LLC
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: In 1984, Sun Orchard had an idea that genuine, fresh great tasting citrus juice could be extracted directly from fruit that was deemed not right for sale in grocery but certainly of the highest quality. As a result, through commitment to quality, customers, and employees for almost 40 years, Sun Orchard is North America's leading full-service provider of all-natural NFC citrus ingredients and refreshments. The business began in foodservice by crafting superior customizable solutions for North America's best foodservice operators and distributors. As the business grew so did our assets to include multiple manufacturing plants positioned strategically across the United States. We not only offered multiple fill sizes for foodservice but began selling drums to specialty industrial customers and developing premium private brands ready to drink smoothies for the country's largest grocery and club stores. Sun Orchard vision is to inspire a world that believes in genuine ingredients and refreshments. Our products are made from the freshest citrus fruits, carefully crafted and gently pasteurized to ensure freshness and safety. This is done by a caring team who are experienced and highly skilled. At Sun Orchard, we are confident that our people are our greatest assets. We build lasting partnerships and are continuously investing in our supply chain, people, customers and suppliers Let us show you what we do, how we do it and what we believe. Sun Orchard is the undisputed market leader in not-from-concentrate citrus ingredients and refreshments. This always starts from freshest citrus varietals sourced from the best growing regions. The world is our pantry and have built an all-natural supply chain that provides a superior advantage. We have over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space in US. Our manufacturing plants are bicoastal locations resulting in distribution benefits related to shelf life, transit time and freight costs.DESCRIPTION: Job PurposeThe position of FSQA (Food Safety & Quality Assurance) Manager - AZ leads the Arizona facility Quality Assurance team and plans, coordinates, and executes quality assurance, quality control, and food safety programs designed to ensure continuous production of Sun Orchard products consistent with established standards of quality and food safety at a plant level. Essential Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not limited to):

  • Manages the activities of the QA staff, ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to throughout every step of the production process.
  • Reviews, develops and analyzes product attributes to establish quality specifications for finished
  • goods.
  • Formulates and maintains quality assurance objectives complementary to corporate policies and
  • goals.
  • Manages current quality and food safety inspection programs and procedures consistent with federal and state regulations and customer specifications.
  • Instructs plant personnel on quality assurance and food safety procedures.
  • Coordinates with plant management to meet customer requirements, optimize product consistency and minimize costs.
  • Ensures inspection activity for product throughout production cycle.
  • Manages quality control training programs to key personnel.
  • Ensures compliance with cGMP, SOP, SSOP, Food Safety via HAACP and SQF standards.
  • Reviews and updates programs as needed.
  • Investigates and responds to customer complaints regarding quality and food safety.
  • Keeps abreast of industry innovations and new methodologies for continuous improvement of QA programs and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned or required. PM21SHIFT: -not applicable-POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in food science, microbiology, or a related field
    • HACCP and GFSI (SQF practitioner) certification Experience:
      • 5+ years related experience in Food Safety and Quality Control, including with customers, 3rd party quality systems auditors, and regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA, USDA, municipal wastewater)
      • Sound knowledge of cGMP, product regulations, Food Safety/HACCP, SSOP/ Sanitation standards. Language/Communications:
        • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
        • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
        • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
        • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is preferred Reasoning:
          • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
          • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
          • and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Manufacturing software (ERP); and general email writing and online research skills. Mathematic Skills: Basic mathematical skills and an understanding of statistics are required to perform the functions of the position. Core Competencies: Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote product quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Critical thinking and Decision making - Demonstrates sound critical thinking skills based on science and knowledge in the daily activity environment of a citrus processing and packagingWHY WORK FOR US?: We are a fast-paced environment, with opportunities for advancement and we offer superior benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, & additional life benefits, Company paid life, Optional Flexible Spending Account, 401K program, paid sick and vacation time.EOE STATEMENT: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Sun Orchard, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic background, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable federal, state or local law.EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: ExemptMUST PASS BACKGROUND CHECK: YesMUST PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST: YesWORK LOCATION: AZ, TempeWORK REMOTELY: NoBENEFIT CONDITIONS: COVID-19 PRECAUTION(S): YesPAY: None Specified


Keywords: Sun Orchard LLC, Tempe , Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager - AZ, Professions , Tempe, Arizona

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