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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Company: AeroFarms
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

AeroFarms is looking to hire a Corporate Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager at our NJ Facility!The world needs our help. Today 8 billion people live on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. -AeroFarms is part of that solution, transforming agriculture with people and planet in mind. As a - -and pioneer in indoor vertical farming, we use our proprietary technology to grow produce using up to 95% less water and no pesticides ever. The result is a - -that burst with flavor, taste, and nutritional value. Leading the industry, AeroFarms has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies five years in a row, topped Fortune Magazine's 2022 Change the World Company List, and was recognized as one of the 95 "Brands The Matter" by Fast Company. -Now in over - -across the United States, we are scaling our award-winning brand and technology around the world. As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek passionate and motivated individuals to join our team. If a group of 300+ intellectually curious coworkers, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today. - -and join us to change the world as we grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. -Reports to:Director of Food Safety and Quality AssurancePrimary Stakeholders:Plant Leadership Team, Head Grower, Maintenance Team, Engineering Team, Training Team, Safety, and Human Resources.Collaborating with:Packaging, Harvesting, Seeding, Sanitation, Shipping, Grow Room TeamsAbout This RoleReporting to the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Director, the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for monitoring and documenting all quality and food safety programs. -What You'll Do:

  • Serve as the site's SQF Practitioner.
  • Manage all Food safety programs including HACCP/ Food safety plan, cGMP, Traceability, Proper documentation, Recordkeeping, Verification and validation, Traceability and Customer complaint management.
  • Implement site-specific protocols and procedures for Sanitation.
  • Manage environmental monitoring and microbiological testing programs.
  • Coordinate and Manage the Pest Control Program, verification of services, maps, applicator license, chemical usage, etc.
  • Validate equipment /process/product change from a quality and food safety standpoint.
  • Prepare periodic Food Safety Reports
  • Maintain open communications with all Managers and the FSQA Director to ensure that AeroFarms finished product food safety processes are maintained at all times.
  • Act as a liaison between internal operations, sales, and customers related to any food safety, quality and food security inquire.
  • Conduct Internal Audits for all AeroFarms locations.What You'll Bring:
    • 3 to 5 years previous relevant experience in the Food Industry
    • B.S. degree in agriculture, food science, or a related subject.
    • Knowledge of fresh produce, food processing, and quality programs.
    • Prior experience in RTE food processing is a plus.
    • Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, HACCP and PCQI trained and/or certified training, and hands-on skills in microbiology.
    • Computer experience in MS Office Products Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Excellent Communication Skills, both written and verbal. Multi-Tasking on multiple projects is necessary.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
    • Ability to travel up to 25%Summary of Benefits:Base salary, annual company/performance bonus, eligible for equity, matching 401k with no vesting period, 3+ weeks of vacation/sick time/PTO, group health plan including medical, dental, vision etc, -and paid family leave policy (after 1 year of service)*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.Powered by JazzHR

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