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Job Title: Sr Quality & Food Safety Manager
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 

STRONG HISTORY.  EXCITING FUTURE.

Bolthouse Farms is a farm located in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots.  In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms® brand name.  In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes.  The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages.



The Sr Quality Manager oversees day-to day quality and food safety through the management of quality operations teams and is a critical player in the compliance in SQF programs. Ensures that critical process points and records are audited to determine if they are complete, accurate and meet specifications. Ensures that all fresh processing locations are working under the company’s SQF management platform by leading with honesty and team camaraderie.

 

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • To assist our fresh plant operations in the development, implementation and support of the company’s food safety policies and systems in accordance with FDA, FSMA and SQF, etc requirements.
  • Monitor and assist with customer quality and food safety complaints and work with local management on thorough follow up and action plans to ensure food safety risks are mitigated. 
  • Provide technical expertise and support to the field on projects that pertain to food safety and/or quality
  • Work with local management on ensuring the company maintains compliance with all local state, federal and regulatory agencies. 
  • Establish and implement effective allergen controls.
  • Work closely with Ag Ops and Ag Food safety on incoming quality of raw material. 
  • Ensure pest control for all locations are being monitored and that corrective actions are processed.              
  • Continuous monitoring of sanitation trends for all locations.
  • Ensure corrective actions and preventative measures are applied and followed.
  • Ensure physical plant inspections are conducted on a monthly basis and reports are generated for each area.
  • Drive out defects in the process through collaboration with the production teams and leadership to prevent and correct food safety and quality issues.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Possess and maintain technical and professional knowledge as it relates to Regulatory Compliance, FSMA.

  • SQF experience.

  • Prior auditing experience.

  • Proactive attitude and strong organizational skills.

  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and organizational skills

  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bilingual English/ Spanish.

  • High degree of professional ethics and sense of fairness.

  • Must be a people person, professional and approachable.

  • Ability to Travel



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S in Food Science or related field.

  • 10 years of work related experience in food industry, and/or produce industry.

  • GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certification/ experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience



The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 
 

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