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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Local Bounti
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Local Bounti is a leading--controlled environment agriculture (CEA)--company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally-grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.By growing local we help eliminate food waste and provide fresh, high-quality produce. Our--sustainable greenhouse technology--delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our crops, resulting in--90% less water consumption and 95% less land use--than conventional agriculture,--no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the--lowest carbon footprint in the industry. Our mission is rooted in sustainability and in turn human welfare.--We are--committed to the growth and cultivation of our employee s well-being, so that our employees feel that they are in a career environment that--enables them to thrive personally and professionally.--We provide an educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to employees working over 30 hours a week.--Competitive PayIndoor Agriculture EnvironmentA culture focused on Work/Life BalanceHealth, Dental, and Vision and very competitive contribution ratesHealth Care Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings AccountGenerous Vacation Time and 5 Sick days each year10 Company Paid HolidaysImmediate access to participate in the 401(k) plan with up to 5% company matchBasic and Voluntary Life / AD&DVoluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverageVoluntary STD/LTDAflacCaregiver SupportTraining and DevelopmentAdoption Assistance ProgramCommuter Benefits (includes part-time and seasonal staff)MarketPlace Perks at WorkFree Employee Assistance Program services that focus on health physically, emotionally, socially, and financially.
Local Bounti employees are empowered, valued, and respected. They have a passion for their work and for Local Bounti s success. This shared passion for achievement is the lifeblood of our company.Job Summary: The Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager will develop and oversee the food safety regulations, policies, and procedures. This position will help to develop, implement, and enforce security and food safety standards, policies, and programs including HACCP, SQF, regulatory audits, food safety training programs, standard operating procedures (SOP s), product inspections, and standardized work instructions.--Duties/Responsibilities:--To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to work and perform the essential functions in this work environment. Develop and provide training for food safety and quality requirementsDevelop and maintain documentation such as SOP s, as well as maintenance of manuals, policies and procedures as relate to any food safety concernsConduct facility food safety audits as well as manage third party auditsMonitor and verify activities to ensure that all products coming in and out of the facility meet food safety standards in addition to quality standardsMaintaining and managing the food safety security planUpdate existing food safety procedures and documentation to keep up with changing requirementsAssist buyers with training and educating potential suppliers to ensure complianceWork closely with Production Manager on any food safety or quality assurance issuesOversee proper maintenance and sanitation of all facility to comply with food safety requirementsEnsure that all company food safety and quality assurance procedures are always followed and documented correctlyRequired Skills/Abilities:Embrace and exhibit Local Bounti s Core Values.Embraces and supports the safety culture at the facility.Basic knowledge of the English language, including being able to read, speak, and write to include understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Basic knowledge of arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.Ability to convey information effectively to others.Ability to work unsupervised and manage independentlyAbility to use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Ability to work flexible hour and days as needed.--Education & Experience:Bachelors
Degree in Quality Management, Food Science, or another related field.Minimum of five years of food manufacturingMinimum of three years in a supervisory capacity.A minimum of 1
3 years of food safety experience, with experience in HACCP, USDA, or FDA.Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP, GMP s and GAP sPrevious experience with SQF, Primus, BRC, and/or USDA audits Knowledge of Federal and State Food regulationsKnowledge of regulatory and quality system requirementsFluency in--Spanish is highly preferred --Physical Demands:(Physical demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations and facility/department needs)--The working environment is subject to pressure for multiple calls, inquiries, and interruptions.Hearing: perceiving the nature of sound by ear. Lifting: raising or lowering objects weighing no more than 10 pounds, from one level to another. Mental Demands: mathematical reasoning, memorization, oral comprehension, spatial orientation, and written comprehension. Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position. Stooping: bending the body by bending the spine at the waist. Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Vision Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less

Keywords: Local Bounti, Longview , Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Mount Pleasant, Texas

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