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Food Safety & Quality Manager-Orlando, FL

Company: Flying Food Group
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Do you love food as much as life itself?
Flying Food Group may be your next home!
Join the Flying Food team and be part of a dynamic organization that values creativity, rewards innovation and supports career advancement. FFG provides elegant passenger meals to over 70 airline customers, primarily long-haul carriers. We also produce fresh prepared foods for retail partners in the food service, grocery and specialty food industries.
The Food Safety and Quality Manager is responsible for providing leadership and instruction in the
areas of food safety and quality at the local unit. This position drives corporate policies and
procedures at the local level to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, customer
expectations, and third-party audit standards.
Essential Functions
Collect and analyze finish product samples to evaluate quality as required by our Quality Plan.
Stop production if necessary due to critical quality defects. Must be an effective leader that is able to share feedback with Operations and complete the necessary corrective actions to ensure continuous improvement.
Implement and monitor the performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
In-depth knowledge and understanding of various pathogens and microbes associated with Food Production and Food Microbiological testing.
Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, SSOP's, and government/industry regulations, codes, and standards.
Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance principles, root cause analysis strategies, and continuous process improvement.
Proven manager; capable of coaching, developing, motivating and building a team.
Oversee Technicians and Clerks within the department.
Generate and maintain quality control operating budget (e.g. testing supplies and lab testing costs)
Strong computer skills, (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.).
Excellent communication skills both written and orally.
Team player who demonstrates initiative and integrity while being able to work with little supervision.
Able to travel to various suppliers periodically to perform vendor audits.
Ensure corporate policies and procedures are fully implemented.
Maintain open communication with all departments to address the identification of issues and continuous improvement opportunities.
Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements (Federal, State, and Local).
Manage the facilities HACCP plan, GMP's, SSOP's and other pre-requisite programs to meet regulatory and customer requirements and review and maintain all relevant documents according to FFG record retention policy.
Routinely audit practices to evaluate performance and provide feedback to personnel and department leaders to ensure compliance.
Regularly audit sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility.
Implement and manage the FFG Vendor Management program for suppliers to ensure compliance with required standards, including auditing of vendor facilities and product ingredients as required.
Facilitate, track, and audit program; including conducting management training (train-the-trainer).
Review reports regarding regulatory, customer, internal and third party audits, sanitation violations, customer complaints, and corrective actions to resolve deficiencies; ensure appropriate actions are taken on a timely basis.
Facilitate and manage audits, customer audits, and regulatory inspections to ensure passing and improving results.
Oversee the facilities microbiological program; including finished product sampling, ATP testing, environmental swabbing as necessary, and ensuring appropriate action is taken for out of spec results.
Oversee the product recall process to ensure timely communication and execution of the product recall and completion of all necessary documentation.
Collect, trend, and analyze KPI's and prepare reports to evaluate the local unit's compliance and overall performance against corporate and local goals.
Develop and manage the department annual operating budget.
Establish local departmental S.M.A.R.T. goals and expectations.
Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring to employees; hold subordinates accountable to key duties and standards.
Work with FSQ Compliance Manager to complete Program reassessments; communicate changes to policies and procedures to local unit Departmental Managers as necessary.
Continuously maintain knowledge and understanding of current applicable government regulations, industry best practices, and advancements.
Complete other essential job functions as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Safety and Technology, Food Science or
related field from an accredited 4-year university; preference will be given to candidates with
degrees in Food Science, Microbiology, Biological Science, or related discipline.
3-5 years of experience in the food industry; experience in a Food Safety or Quality Assurance
position a plus.
Supervisory experience preferred.
HACCP and ServSafe Manager Certification preferred (must achieve certification within 6
months of start date).
FSPCA and SQF Practitioner Certification a plus.
Airline Catering experience a plus.
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and stand for long periods of time; and reach with hands and
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position.
Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM but may vary
depending on Unit/Plant visits.

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