Director of Quality Assurance

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Job Description: 

Aqua Star (USA) Corp is looking to fill the role of a Director of QA at our headquarters in Seattle, WA. The main responsibilities for this role will be to ensure Aqua Star food safety and quality management systems are adhered to in the sourcing, production, storage, and delivery of our product.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure standards and oversee company compliance to food safety programs
  • Direct supplier approval process and oversee related documentation
  • Oversee branded/private label product specifications, artwork, and inspections
  • Maintain product quality by enforcing specifications, policies, procedures and government compliance
  • Oversee maintenance of HAACP and certification programs with global supply chain
  • Direct and coordinate communication with packers, procurement, operations, sales, customers and top management on food safety, quality, and operations issues
  • Verify product labeling to ensure compliance and traceability
  • Responsible for managing consumer feedback across multiple communication channels
  • Collaborate with product development team on new products
  • Maintain QA staff by recruiting, orienting and training employees
  • Oversee and initiate shelf life studies, private laboratory coordination, private label documents/programs/websites, QA meetings, review vendor documents, monitor government websites (FDA and USDC/USA and CFIA/Canada) for regulatory changes and vendor adherence to import requirements

Experience & Skills:

  • 5 years’ experience in a perishable food environment (production or retail related preferred)
  • Proven leadership, communication, and management skills
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Dynamics AX, FileMaker Pro, Genesis R&D, SQL)

Education:

  • BS in Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or Industrial Management/Technology

Benefits:

  • Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer Matching 401k (immediately vested)
  • Commuting/Parking Subsidy
  • Health Club/Gym Subsidy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Annual Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • 7 Holidays per year
  • Product giveaways
  • Employee discount for Verizon members
  • Access to other third-party discounts

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