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Quality/ Food Safety Manager

Company: Primal Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

The Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, treats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Pet Team!  Our Quality Department is growing! Help us grow our team!

Come see what Primal's all about! https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/our-story

We're Essential!

Since the onset of this unfortunate pandemic, Primal remains open as an essential business and continues to produce quality pet food products for cats and dogs nationwide. As we continue to grow as a company, we want to invite you into our family of dedicated employees that are making a difference in the wellbeing of pets. Primal offers consistent and dependable hours to hard-working employees committed to delivering the premium quality our brand is built on.

Job Summary

This position will entail the ongoing assurance of the food safety and specifications of all products produced in the plant. As well, the Quality Manager will be responsible for overseeing and enforcing quality, food safety, and sanitation policies, procedures, and standards throughout the production facility.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensures compliance to all regulatory standards including HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), and SSOPs (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures), etc.
  • Maintain the GMP, SQF, OSHA, ORGANIC & HACCP based food safety certification systems
  • Conducts quality audits such as third-party audits, customer audits, and internal audits. Ensures compliance with the Recall and Recovery Plan.
  • Periodic inspection of all aspects of the operation and report deficiencies
  • Customer complaint resolution and preventative action
  • Implement, Maintain and Update food safety support programs, processing procedures, and task instructions
  • Develops and manages quality control metrics for performance and working with cross-departmental teams implements continuous improvement agenda and procedures
  • Verify and validate food safety and quality processing controls
  • Lab testing including microbiological analysis, pH, processing aid chemical concentration. Maintain and validate water activity testing on a regular basis.
  • Non-conformance root cause analysis, and corrective action
  • Manages Pest Control Program, Uniform, and Laboratory vendor relationship.
  • Oversees Master Sanitation Plan adherence and coordinates with third-party sanitation team.
  • Generates ideas to improve quality procedures and participates in the development and implementation of new policies, procedures, and/or programs.
  • Train and oversee Quality Technicians. Ensures that quality technicians maintain the desired level of department performance by (1) managing quality assurance checks including monitoring AQLs (acceptable quality levels); (2) validating quality checks against production specifications for both attribute and variable data collection and; (3) managing products placed on hold.
  • Filling the demands of day-to-day operations by stepping in and filling in for different roles when needed and completing other tasks as assigned
  • Maintain a safe conscience manufacturing environment by ensuring all potential hazards are addressed and corrective actions are in place when necessary
  • Create a positive work environment that rewards superior performance. Reports and documents violations of policies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to use mathematical and statistical knowledge to assess data and determine process capabilities
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills, both oral and written and strong managerial skills including: good judgment, planning, organizing, innovative approach to problem solving, motivate employees
  • Experience with Customer and Vendor management as well as familiarity with third-party auditing processes
  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business
  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook

We offer great benefits and perks

Paid Time off including Vacation and Sick time!

Paid Company Holidays each year

Affordable medical insurance, including options with Kaiser, and more!

Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!

401k with company match up to 4%

Free Primal products for your pet

Internal Career opportunities, training, and much more!


Primal Pet Foods is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please review our Employment Privacy Policy here: https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/employee-privacy-policy. By submitting an application with us, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy.

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