Van's Kitchen is a family owned and family friendly company. We are pleased that you are interested in this role. After thirty years in the business of making egg rolls, the business continues to grow. We have some new and exciting products being introduced to the market very soon. These new products will fuel the growth and the need for additional staff. For more information, please visit our website; www.vanskitchen.com
Salary: $70,000 - $90,000 plus bonus
Quality Manager is accountable for quality of products made and will oversee the QA/QC systems and be responsible for developing and optimizing quality policies and regulatory compliance in accordance with VOF and SQF standards.
Essential Job Duties
Maintain compliance with all applicable VAN, SQF and regulatory requirements. Oversee of plant SQF implementation and maintenance. Responsible for validating major changes to the food safety plans, quality plans and food safety fundamentals.
Maintain HACCP program.
Primary USDA/FDA point of contact which includes but not limited to communication of schedule and participates in weekly USDA exit meeting.
Coordinate responses to USDA and FDA; prepare and review all NR’s for accuracy and consistency with production management before submitting.
Maintain fundamental food safety/quality programs such as the Master Cleaning Schedule/Sanitation SOP, GMPs, Integrated Pest Management, Food Safety/Quality Consumer Complaints, Recall/Traceability, Chemical Control, Allergen Control, Supplier Certification; FM Control.
Apply Lean Six Sigma principles to the key major processes to identify and eliminate waste, improve performance, and create an environment of growth and continuous improvement.
Participate in the scoping of Lean Six Sigma initiatives and creating work plans, including deliverables, key activities, timelines and results, and support the project leader to drive initiative to completion.
Oversee and manage training program in Alchemy Training System and on the job training.
Responsible for Corrective Action
Perform daily plant walk-throughs – focus on food safety, food quality, worker safety, and sanitation, quality and security issues. Address problems/issues on the spot with QC techs/Leads/Supervisors
Coordinate all products testing and suppliers sampling
Competencies & Skill Requirements
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
Strong analytical aptitude
Demonstrated high performance and commitment to continuous improvement
Ability to learn and apply new concepts
Drive for results and action oriented
Project Management skills
Ability to lead, coach, facilitate, and communicate with individuals across a range of experience and functional levels
Proficient with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Visio
Working knowledge with statistical software ex. Minitab
Demonstrated strong time management, planning, and organization skills
Ability to engage employees and create customer focus
Qualifications & Experience
BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology or other technical fields, five years of experience in related fields or equivalent combination of both
Lean Six Sigma certification recommended
Proven experience as a Quality Manager
Knowledge of and experience about HACCP programs recommended
Experience developing, coaching and motivating employees in a team based environment
Experience in an FDA/USDA regulated facility
GMP food manufacturing experience required, experience with SQF preferred
Van's Kitchen is a family owned and family friendly company. After thirty years in the business of making egg rolls, the business continues o grow. We have some new and exciting products being introduced to the market.