Quality Assurance Manager (Food CPG) Job at Voyage Foods, Mason, OH

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  • Voyage Foods
  • Mason, OH

Job Description

Who we are

We’re a food company using sustainable ingredients and thoughtful food science to replicate our favorite foods in ways that make them more affordable, less harmful, and really, truly just as delicious. We believe that in our best future, the best foods - the ones we love the most - will not just be earth-friendly, but also easy to afford and hard to resist.

We’ve taken some of your favorite foods – think peanut butter, coffee & chocolate – and recreated them using upcycled ingredients and innovative food science. From food allergies to climate change and unjust labor practices, the foods you love are in serious need of an upgrade. Our Nut-Free Spreads, Bean-Free Coffee & Cocoa-Free Chocolate are top 9 allergen-free, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, affordable and most importantly, utterly delicious.

Earlier this year, we were proud to announce our global B2B partnership with Cargill and our $52 million Series A+ raise, in a round co-led by Level One Fund and Horizons Ventures, bringing our total funding raised to over $94 million. This funding is earmarked for hiring additional headcount, meeting greater than anticipated consumer and commercial demand, funding expanded manufacturing facilities, and building out our foodservice channel. It is a great time to join us on our voyage!

How we work

We’re a rapidly growing team who value diversity in all its forms. We love adding new perspectives and appreciate those who ask questions that help us challenge assumptions, explore new directions, bias towards action, and improve what we’ve already built. We are a group of like-minded difference makers. Curiosity drives our development. We have tenacity and a risk-taking mentality at every level of our organization to keep challenging normalcy. We believe it’s our responsibility to create an environment in which every person can bring their full, authentic selves to work. We push each other to be our best and make every stakeholder proud. Read more about us by visiting our careers page, learn more about our recent news , and follow along on LinkedIn and Instagram .

About the Role

The Quality Assurance (QA) Manager will help develop and implement a full food safety plan including HACCP, GMP, Preventive Controls and all other applicable regulations. The QA Manager shall be able to prepare for audits, oversee quality assurance programs, and create a food safety culture within the organization. As a Quality Manager, you will provide support to the production facility for all quality related tasks. In addition, you will lead efforts in helping the Voyage leadership team in creating actionable project plans that are nested with company priorities. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced, evolving work environment. Additionally, they must work well in a team environment, are uncompromising in their organizational abilities, and have impeccable attention to detail.

What you’ll do

  • Lead the facility’s efforts to assure that products and processes meet and exceed customer and regulatory requirements for food quality attributes and food safety.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain food safety and regulatory compliance programs and systems (HACCP, GMP, Microbial surveillance, Pest Control and Sanitation Program support, hold and reject; product recovery, allergens, and inspections (internal and external).
  • Management oversight and support to ensure all records, procedures, processes, packaging and equipment is in compliance with all company, state, federal and other regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with Operations Management to identify and implement strategies to reduce consumer complaints and faulty products.
  • Partner closely with R&D leadership to assist in ingredient and supplier approvals, contract manufacturer partnerships, strategize new product quality, and consult on other quality metrics, including shelf life testing.
  • Supervise and develop Quality Assurance and Sanitation to support the production process through improved skill and attribute development.
  • Analyze quality, food safety and consumer complaints and identify areas and plans for improvement.
  • Lead the development and implementation of Food Safety Fundamentals and Food Safety Plan(s) (via Product HACCP/HARPC Plans or equivalent).
  • Oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF System (or equivalent Food Safety /Food Quality Strategy).
  • Ensure the integrity of execution, maintenance and sustainability of the SQF (or equivalent Food Safety /Food Quality Strategy).
  • Communicate relevant facility and headquarters personnel information (trends, data, needs, non-compliances, internal and external audits, etc.) to ensure effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF System (or equivalent Food Safety/Food Quality Strategy).
  • Ensure the plant staff is aware of their responsibility to report food safety problems to plant leadership with authority to initiate action, including evaluation of the potentially impacted product or process.
  • Ensure those responsible for food safety have defined or designated alternates and/or provisions to cover for key food safety activities in the event of absence.
  • Create and maintain an empowered, highly motivated Food Safety work culture within and outside the plant facility
  • Qualify co-manufactures, when applicable

What makes a great candidate

  • Minimum of 5 years food safety management experience in the food industry, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • B.S. Food Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or a related field
  • Knowledge of California and Federal regulations as well as GMP, GFSI, and other related certifications
  • Personal training in GMP, HACCP, PCQI, and FSVP a plus

Compensation

United States-based roles only: The Annual salary for this role is between $128,500 - $147,775 plus immediate participation in our benefits program (health, dental, 401k and many others), utilization of our generous paid time off and, where applicable, participation in our incentive programs. All employees are owners of Voyage Foods and receive an equity grant as part of their total package. At Voyage Foods, we approach each individual's compensation with a promise of fair market value and internal equity commensurate with experience and specific skill set.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
  • STD/LTD, Life and AD&D policies
  • FSA, HRA, and Mental Health Program Benefits
  • 401K Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Paid Family Leave Program
  • Ongoing Team Events, including Weekly Friday Lunches

Voyage Foods is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Voyage Foods is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Alex Chancellor, SHRM-SCP at alex@voyagefoods.com or (831) 277-0509.

Voyage Foods will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check.

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