Quality Control and Product Development Manager

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Job Description: 

Tulkoff Food Products is currently seeking a Quality Control and Product Development Manager to organize, manage, and direct activities of the quality control laboratory. Manages and organizes plant programs in food safety, food/facility security, and product quality. Writes and maintains plant SOPs. Timely, consistent and accurate laboratory testing. Acceptable audit scores.

Tulkoff Food Products offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k package with 8% match, paid time off, employer paid life insurance, flexible spending account.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Troubleshoot production issues/deviations, raw material, packaging, labels etc. including delivery issues – reject / deviation etc.
  • Ingredient related issues ; out of spec, new vendor, quality and food safety etc. 
  • Hazard analysis/ risk assessments; document and create packet
  • Manage QC Laboratory, including Lab Tech
  • State Release of products; State related inquiries and issues
  • COA Verification, and preparation of COA's for customers
  • Maintain testing equipment, troubleshooting as necessary
  • Conduct Third Party, Product Hold and Release Program, Pesticide, and Heavy Metal testing
  • Environmental and Master cleaning programs
  • Conduct and document shelf life studies
  • GMP Weekly Inspection, follow ups and training when applicable
  • Oversee the Microbiological Program
  • Internal and external product related inquiries 
  • Label Compliance; FDA and Internal
  • Label related issues, including but not limited to: notifying customer/marketing, troubleshoot, resolve, and replace if necessary 
  • Ensure full compliance per vendor,  master register
  • QC Pending Tags – pH Control, Lab Testing, Issues etc
  • Label preparation for production
  • Inventory control
  • SIS Software/ Alchemy 
  • Digital Process Management (Internal Digital Specification Program)
  • Create, update, and change products in the ERP system
  • Non-GMO Project Submissions
  • Work with QA to ensure audit preparation and readiness 
  • Product Development
  • Submission to the CDPH
  • NPD Meeting
  • HACCP Team
  • Safety Committee
  • BS Food Science, Chemistry or related degree
  • Minimum of 2 years related QC experience (SQF and BRC)
  • Experience with writing and maintaining SOPs
  • Experience with analytical laboratory testing
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Independent, proactive, extremely detail oriented, dependable, organized and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while always remaining productive
  • Strong desire and ability to work in fast paced deadline orientated environment
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment by identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Must be able to communicate to and work well with multiple departments

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.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.