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Quality Assurance Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

The Quality Manager will have broad responsibility which includes reviewing systems, process and procedures as well as interfacing with management, employees and external sources who deal with the company on quality and product matters.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Enforce and maintain the SQF system.
  • Maintain and communicate the HACCP, GMP and SQF programs, and conduct audits to ensure adherence to their guidelines and principles.
  • Educate all supervisors, groups leaders and employees regarding the HACCP, GMP and SQF programs.
  • Develop and maintain all pre-requisite programs and training on the SQF system.
  • Manage all food safety programs and GMP standards.
  • Develop and maintain a Quality Assurance Policies, Practices and Procedures manual which identifies all current business activities.
  • Establish an approval process for new and existing product standards (product specifications).
  • Develop plant self-inspection processes to ensure compliance with Department of Health, FDA, SQF and customer standards.
  • Review ingredient contents, product labeling, nutritional facts and declared weights in accordance with FDA and customer requirements.
  • Coordinate both new and existing product testing with outside laboratories, and evaluate the appropriate use of those laboratories.
  • Maintain records and documentation of Food Safety and Quality Control checks, production run self-audits and inspections, as well as regulation inspections.
  • Maintain certificates of analysis from vendors.
  • Validate processes.
  • Provide existing and new product quality/ingredient testing and research.
  • Review, evaluate and report on all complaints and returns of both raw and finished materials.
  • Provide upper management with written reports regarding Quality matters, education provided, problems identified, results achieved and or recommendations regarding Quality improvements and/or regulations governing the business.
  • Manage QA Technicians.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor's

Experience:

  • Food Quality: 3 years (preferred)
  • Manufacturing: 2 years (preferred)

Certifications:

  • SQF Certified, with strong knowledge in level 2
  • HACCP Certified
  • PCQI Certified

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to coach and manage staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office product suite capability, including Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.

Mrs. Call's CandyCo is a premier confectionary located in Heber City, Utah. Mrs. Call's famous caramels come from an old recipe dating back to the 1920's and are made in small batches in copper kettles, just like they were in the old days. The company recently acquired Utah Truffles, and provides fine candies to major retailers nationwide.

The Quality Manager position is a full-time position with a salary range of $45,000 to $60,000 per year.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Please submit resume to scott.maxfield@candyco.com for consideration.

R&D Formulation Scientist

(Nellson Salt Lake City - Powder Division)

August 29, 2018

Purpose of Job:

Provides effective and functional technical leadership for customized formulations, product innovations, and product optimization projects. Leads product and process development from ideation/pre-formulation through commercialization. Leverages technical insights and product development skills to develop and commercialize new products for current and potential customers. Utilizes standard best practices and procedures in conjunction with hands on formulating, scale up and commercialization support. Close partnership with sales, customers, and other cross-functional disciplines to accomplish company and personal goals.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leverages technical insights and product development skills to develop and commercialize new products for current and potential customers.
  • Provide leadership to ideate and develop commercializable innovative products and platforms.
  • Provide leadership to champion new innovative ideas and transform into presentable and commercializable concepts and prototypes.
  • Provide product and process expertise to assigned accounts.
  • Ability to clearly present and articulate product ideas and innovations to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to identify, capture and commercialize new opportunities using customer/marketing insights and existing/new technologies.
  • Ability to identify and qualify new equipment and/or processes for new product commercialization.
  • Ability to run and monitor bench-top and manufacturing scale-up batches. Provides technical and scientific input, support and assistance to other technical disciplines.
  • Prepares shelf life, customer, and consumer samples. Prepares and reviews shelf life protocols. Monitors, evaluates and summarizes the results of shelf life testing.
  • Partners with Corporate and Local Packaging to leverage vendor and network contacts to identify and recommend preferred packaging options for new product opportunities in the Nellson Anaheim facility.
  • Supports R&D team through the identification and sourcing of new, novel ingredients.
  • Gain full command of internal formulation system for development and commercialization.
  • Develop a network of outside contacts such as customers, vendors, consultants and educators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Requires a four year college or university degree or its equivalent in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science degree.

Experience:

Requires a minimum of four years of industry formulation development experience, preferably in nutritional dry blends or nutritional supplements.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Familiarity with sports nutrition and nutraceutical product development.
  • Experienced working with flavor systems and sensory evaluation techniques.
  • Strong formulation skills. Firm understanding of ingredient functionality and nutrition.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience conducting plant trials/process validation testing.
  • Firm understanding of ingredient functionality and nutrition.
  • Familiarity of product shelf life testing techniques and procedures a plus.
  • A sound foundation in Food Science and/or Chemistry.

Physical Requirements:

Environment:

Occasional work in manufacturing to review pilot trials, plant validations, and process improvements is required.

Safety:

The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Quality Manager will have broad responsibility which includes reviewing systems, process and procedures as well as interfacing with management, employees and external sources who deal with the company on quality and product matters.

Key responsibilities include:

· Enforce and maintain the SQF system.

· Maintain and communicate the HACCP, GMP and SQF programs, and conduct audits to ensure adherence to their guidelines and principles.

· Educate all supervisors, groups leaders and employees regarding the HACCP, GMP and SQF programs.

· Develop and maintain all pre-requisite programs and training on the SQF system.

· Manage all food safety programs and GMP standards.

· Develop and maintain a Quality Assurance Policies, Practices and Procedures manual which identifies all current business activities.

· Establish an approval process for new and existing product standards (product specifications).

· Develop plant self-inspection processes to ensure compliance with Department of Health, FDA, SQF and customer standards.

· Review ingredient contents, product labeling, nutritional facts and declared weights in accordance with FDA and customer requirements.

· Coordinate both new and existing product testing with outside laboratories, and evaluate the appropriate use of those laboratories.

· Maintain records and documentation of Food Safety and Quality Control checks, production run self-audits and inspections, as well as regulation inspections.

· Maintain certificates of analysis from vendors.

· Validate processes.

· Provide existing and new product quality/ingredient testing and research.

· Review, evaluate and report on all complaints and returns of both raw and finished materials.

· Provide upper management with written reports regarding Quality matters, education provided, problems identified, results achieved and or recommendations regarding Quality improvements and/or regulations governing the business.

· Manage QA Technicians.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor's

Experience:

  • Food Quality:  3 years (preferred)

  • Manufacturing:  2 years (preferred)

Certifications:

  • SQF Certified, with strong knowledge in level 2

  • HACCP Certified

  • PCQI Certified

Skills:

Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to coach and manage staff.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Microsoft Office product suite capability, including Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.

Mrs. Call's CandyCo is a premier confectionary located in Heber City, Utah.  Mrs. Call's famous caramels come from an old recipe dating back to the 1920's and are made in small batches in copper kettles, just like they were in the old days.  The company recently acquired Utah Truffles, and provides fine candies to major retailers nationwide.

The Quality Manager position is a full-time position with a salary range of $45,000 to $60,000 per year.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Please submit resume to scott.maxfield@candyco.com for consideration.