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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: King & Prince Seafood
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a job with career advancement, full benefits, and a fun, diverse team? King and Prince Seafood offers all that and more!With over 65 years of experience and a commitment to seafood sustainability, King and Prince provides great tasting, high quality prepared food for restaurants, colleges and universities, health care facilities, and other local and national businesses.We offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including a variety of healthcare, wellness, retirement programs, services, and activities.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to a positive and proactive safety culture. Demonstrates strong commitment and leadership to providing a sustainable, safe, and healthful work environment.
    • Promotes, supports and ensures compliance with all food safety and quality practices, policies, and initiatives.
    • Fosters a work environment consistent with K&P pillars of safety, quality, fairness, engagement and teamwork.
    • Develops and maintains quality procedures in conformance with all K&P, BRCGS, BAP and customer requirements.
    • Manages the Environmental Monitoring Program, including periodic review, trending, and leading the Micro response team.
    • Leads and supports the Bellingham team to root-cause analyze and correct product non-conformances, and internal, regulatory and/or 3rd party audit non-conformances.
    • Leads the Quality Assurance team in the daily monitoring of quality and food safety metrics and parameters; periodically reviews QA and HACCP records and applicable production records for product conformance to established specifications.
    • Analyzes KPI variables to identify chronic problems that result in poor quality, yield loss and rejections of finished product.
    • Coordinates activities and involvement with state, local and federal regulatory agencies as per established company procedures.
    • Organizes and leads monthly plant self-audits/inspections with cross-section of plant management. Reports food safety, quality, sanitation and employee safety concerns noted during audits and provides follow-up reports to document progress.
    • Manages and coordinates external food safety and quality audits (participation, preparation and follow-up); leads and supports management team in compliance with certification standards.
    • Oversees microbiological and chemical testing of raw materials, ingredients, and finished products; periodically reviews laboratory and sensory testing program standards, procedures and protocols.
    • Leads the management team in product traceability and mock recall exercises.
    • Develops and manages annual department budget.
    • Develops an ongoing and cooperative program of customer complaint resolution and coordinates product review, assessment and disposition.
    • Promotes continuous improvement through on-going teaching and training opportunities. Stays abreast of new technologies and changes in international, federal, and state food regulations.Qualifications
      • BS degree in a Food Science/Technology, Biology/Microbiology or Natural Sciences preferred
      • At least three years of experience in food quality assurance including at least one year in supervision
      • Certification in HACCP Principles with at least 2 years of HACCP experience
      • Experience with BRC standards or other GFSI standards
      • Proficient with Excel spreadsheet, Data Base and Word software
      • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with multiple constituents
      • Strong presentation and communication skills.
        Salary Range: $85,000 to $105,000Insurance: King and Prince are proud to offer Medical, Dental, and vision benefits with FSA or HSA options. We also offer wellness programs, life insurance, optional life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness insurance, disability insurance for both long and short term, hospital indemnity insurance, accident insurance, and travel assistance.Additional Benefits: We also offer a tuition reimbursement program and an employee assistance program (EAP).Retirement Plan: King and Prince provides an exceptional 401 (k) savings plan with a Safe Harbor contribution.Paid Holidays: 80 hours of paid holidaysBonus: Annual discretionary bonusSick leave: Employees are eligible for 80 hours of sick leave at the beginning of each year.Paid Time Off: New King and Prince salaried employees accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation.

Keywords: King & Prince Seafood, Bellingham , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Bellingham, Washington

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