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Food Safety/QA Director

Oakland, California | Direct Hire

Job ID: 54026 Position: Food Science/Technology

The Food Safety / QA Supervisor will work closely with the Food Safety / QA Manager and other members of the Food team to ensure the highest quality standards are followed from raw material ordering through to finished dish assembly. Under direction of the Food Safety / QA Manager, this role is responsible to help execute policies and procedures, ensure HACCP plan is followed and updated as needed and work closely with the kitchen team on new projects. The Food Safety / QA Supervisor will have a strong background in fresh food production, HACCP, training and have a keen eye for detail.   Our business is one part science, one part art and will require meticulous planning and cross functional communication to ensure product quality and execution.   Key relationships with other teams include: R&D, Innovation, Operations, Procurement.


Core Responsibilities
  • HACCP plan execution and related updates
  • HACCP plan record review and follow through with associated corrective actions
  • Work closely with procurement on supplier approval process
  • Manage documentation requirements for all suppliers/vendors and raw materials
  • Data validation of finished products, components, raw materials and allergens
  • Development of finished product specs
  • Document control
  • Assist with development of SOP’ s and implementation
  • Assist with regular facility walkthroughs and reporting of findings to kitchen team and QA Manager
  • Assist with kitchen team trainings in relation to food safety and quality
  • Member of food safety team
  • Management of 3rd party pest control company and sanitation services
  • Other QA / Food Safety tasks as necessary


Required Education / Skills / Attributes
  • 5-6 years experience in food industry. Preferably fresh food processing/manufacturing
  • HACCP certified, Seafood HACCP a plus
  • Knowledge of basic food safety and microbiology
  • Understanding of food hazards and associated risks
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and FSMA
  • Must have excellent verbal skills and be able to articulate difficult concepts to staff and follow through to execution
  • Excellent computer skills (MS word, Excel and software databases)
  • Strong sense of organization and desire to bring process to unstructured environment
  • Must be a self-starter with a high-level of perfectionism
  • Proven ability to listen, follow precise instructions, and proactively follow-up
  • Outside the box thinker
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment where every day is different
  • Role will be 25% office work and 75% in kitchen (exact % may flex depending on work loads and project timelines)
  • This position is located in Oakland, CA; relocation assistance is not available at this time

Tyler Smith
Direct Hire Recruiter

“People not placements”. That is Tyler's philosophy. Bringing his background in Customer Service and Sales into the Staffing industry, Tyler fully embraces the recruitment philosophy that one can truly find ideal candidates who fit not only the description but more importantly the culture of his clients. A tactical and analytical approach is the best description of the core process Tyler uses to find and present exceptional talent. "Half full, the glass always is!" Tyler is a San Francisco native and has a tremendous wealth of trivial knowledge of just about ANYTHING. When he’s not recruiting, Tyler spends his time enjoying his family, his local sports franchises, and good food! For the record, his sports affiliation has a very specific hierarchy as follows: 49ers, Giants, Warriors, Sharks, Raiders, Athletics, Earthquakes, Gryffindor.

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