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Food Safety / Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Stone Way Eateries LLC
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Tutta Bella's Culinary Innovation Hub is looking for a new Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager. To be successful in this role, you will need to be passionate about maintaining high quality standards in ready to heat and eat foods including salads, pasta dishes, and of course pizza! You will be driven to enforce, oversee, and support food safety compliance for everything we prepare; embrace our values of Love, Innovation, Growth, Community, and Passion; and be excited to find scrappy solutions to challenges big and small. The Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager is a leader within our Culinary Innovation Hub team, which produces our lineup of signature salads, homemade ready-to-heat entrees, signature take-n-bake Neapolitan pizzas, and our award winning tiramisu dessert. These items are available in grocery stores across the Puget Sound including QFC, Fred Meyers, and Costco. The FSQA Manager is responsible for supporting and overseeing the achievement of and maintaining our grant of inspection from the USDA, as well as ensuring compliance with FDA and WSDA requirements. This role is key to meeting our high standards for quality, consistency, and employee and consumer safety.The FSQA Manager also supervises and provides direction for our FSQA Supervisor and supports them in overseeing the work of our FSQA Techs. WHAT WE ARE OFFERING:Starting annual salary of $115,000 - $125,000, FLSA-exempt positionEligibility for our performance bonus program, starting with your first full interval of employment.Access to health insurance including medical, dental and vision coverage. Employer pays 50% of the monthly premium for employee coverage on our Kaiser HMO plan. Spousal coverage, child dependent coverage and a PPO plan are available at the employee's expense.Access to a 401K program expected to launch in May 2023Access to a group life insurance planA Manager's Black Card with $1,000 per year for dining in our restaurants with your family and friendsFree meals at work and discounts on our retail products at our restaurants.Regular check-ins with our VP of Fresh Division to receive and provide feedback.A respectful team-focused working environmentThe opportunity to work in our brand new, purpose-built, 15,000 sqft Culinary Innovation Hub production facility in Seattle's SODO neighborhood, expected to open in May 2023An invitation to have a voice in the continued growth of a world-class brand and company. WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:Detailed oriented with a desire to play a driving role in a rapidly growing startup food production division of a company with 20 years of success.3+ years of experience in food safety and quality assurance in the food production industry.HACCP, PCQI, and SQF certificationsExperience with creating, enforcing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that comply with USDA, FDA, and other relevant food safety and quality control requirements.Clear communicator who thrives in a team environment and has experience leading teams of both peers and subordinates.Comfortable with supporting production goals while ensuring food safety and quality standards.Spanish language proficiency is a big plus. WHAT YOU WILL DO:Essential Duties Include:Work closely with the Plant Manager to ensure that production is meeting all required food safety and quality requirements, including training and troubleshooting.Support and supervise the FSQA Supervisor in leading the FSQA Techs and driving safety and quality initiatives.Create and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).Oversee and execute product traceability testing and actions.Oversee and execute product recalls.Oversee and conduct root-cause analysis and determine corrective actions.Create and enforce HACCP/USDA verification activities.Oversee compliance with Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) at all stages of production.Oversee and execute environmental monitoring programs including testing and swabbing.Ensure compliance with workplace safety requirements including OSHA and WSHA.Promote food safety culture throughout the Culinary Innovation Hub.Assist with employee training and education in relevant areas.Additional Duties and Expectations:Maintain a safe and clean working environment.Support Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system processes.Arrive for each scheduled shift on-time and ready to work with proper food safety and safety equipment.Report barriers to compliance goals to the Plant Manager and VP of the Fresh Division.Contribute to a working environment where everyone is valued and respected.Remain coachable and eager to grow and learn.Support the work of other Culinary Innovation Hub teams to ensure that production and shipping can be completed on schedule.Take a proactive approach to work and be self-motivated.Have a willingness and ability to enforce rules and correct problems with a customer service approach. Tutta Bella provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, local laws. PI208382103

Keywords: Stone Way Eateries LLC, Bellevue , Food Safety / Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Bellevue, Washington

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