Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager

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Job Description: 

Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares fresh, wholesome, organic, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

We are looking for a food safety and quality management manager who is passionate about ensuring that all of the meals we create are produced with the highest food safety standards. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry lead by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do. If you’re looking for an exciting and challenging environment with strong career growth opportunities, please apply to join our team.

We value…

  • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
  • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
  • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

Your days will consist of…

  • Designing, documenting and implementing a food safety and quality management program, from the arrival of raw ingredients into our facility through final packaging and shipping to customers
  • Creating, implementing and managing a comprehensive sanitation program for our facility and culinary team
  • Creating a culture of safe food manufacturing practices and procedures to ensure all products we produce are safe to consume
  • Being responsible for continuous management, monitoring and improvement of our food safety and quality practices
  • Organizing all HACCP logs, monitoring and sign off on all HACCP logs during production and writing of new HACCP plans as needed
  • Program validation and verification
  • Conducting regular and surprise inspections of our facility and equipment to ensure food safety standards are continually adhered to
  • Identifying preventative controls
  • Anticipating potential issues and establishing practices to prevent issues and mitigate risks
  • Taking the lead in identifying root causes in the event of a quality issue and taking the necessary actions to resolve the issue and prevent the potential for recurrence
  • Rapidly and effectively addressing any safety and compliance issues if they arise
  • Developing monitoring and reporting to continually assess food safety metrics and risks
  • Managing relationships with third party and government auditors, FDA and USDA

We’d love for you to…

  • Have at least 7+ years of experience in food safety and quality management
  • Be HACCP certified and have 5+ years of experience in a HACCP certified facility
  • Have an FSPCA or PCQI certification for human food
  • Be internal auditing certified
  • Have experience with GFSI program implementation
  • Have experience in a USDA certified food manufacturing environment
  • Have expertise in microbiological sampling and testing methods
  • Understand food manufacturing in relation to sanitation, personal hygiene, food defense, traceability, recall ability, training, allergen control, labeling, microbiological testing, receiving, storage and manufacturing
  • Have thorough knowledge of food safety and quality management systems, food ingredient law, food processing and controls, Good Manufacturing Practices and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Continually educate yourself on food safety practices and standards, regulations, etc.
  • Degree in food science, food safety, quality management or related discipline is preferred

We are proud to offer…

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k savings plan
  • Seven paid company holidays and ten vacation days per year
  • A company stocked kitchen for your snack needs
  • Team involvement in recipe testing

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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