Basic Information

Job Category: Quality Control - QA

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Date published: 19-Jul-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Quality Assurance and Food Safety Supervisor
Special America’s BBQ Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Quality Assurance and Food Safety Supervisor to join our team in Miami, Florida (33178).
Job Summary:
The Quality & Food Safety Supervisor is responsible for leading, developing, managing, and executing all quality systems required within their area of responsibility. This includes working with suppliers and manufacturing staff. Responsible for the strategic development and auditing of Quality systems such as, SQF (Safe Quality Foods), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), and SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) for plant Quality department while providing day to day QA leadership to ensure all products shipped are food safe and meet customer expectations. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management.
  • Develop, implement, and continuously improve the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) comprised of: HACCP Plans, GMPs, SSOPs, Recall Plan, Pest Control Program, Allergen Program and Food Defense Plan.
  • Oversee the review and maintenance of the SQF System.
  • Directs QA Technicians.
  • Resolves food safety and quality issues.
  • Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and growth.
  • Leads and/or participates in quality audits of the plant.
  • Develops, maintains and reports required operational information to management. Ensures all quality-related information required for regulatory reviews and reporting is maintained by the plant.
  • Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards comply.
  • Participates in scheduled GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of all products manufactured by the plant as well as the raw materials, packaging materials, and operations required in the manufacturing process including quality specifications and standards.
  • Analyzes QA data to measure, access and improve product quality performance.
  • Keeps abreast of latest food safety, quality and manufacturing technologies, systems, and practices.
  • Monitor lab results, review QA documents, environmental monitoring findings and CCP reports.
  • Develops operating policies and procedures as necessary.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of work experience is required.
  • SQF Practitioner and HACCP Certifications is required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) is a plus.
  • Direct experience with AIB, SQF or similar food industry production audits.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Food Safety (HACCP principals, GMPs, SOPs and SSOPs, Pest Control, Allergen Control & Recall programs).
  • Experience with FDA standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of statistical process control, quality assurance techniques and tools and quality management principles in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on food safety, quality assurance, and plant.
  • Planning and implementing preventative systems.
  • Experience working directly with customers and supplier.
  • PC proficiency to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both orally and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason. 
  • Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to objectives. 
  • Improve processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills. 
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly. 
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and returns; Conserves company resources.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. 
  • Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives recognition to others as appropriate. 
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Paid Vacation
  • Health/Dental/Vision Plan for employee and eligible dependents 
  • 401K 
  • Life Insurance.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!