Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Los Angeles

Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Full Time • Los Angeles
Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance 

Everytable is on a mission to transform the food system to make fresh, nutritious food affordable and accessible to everyone, everywhere. We are a VC-backed social enterprise headquartered in Los Angeles, in the midst of closing our Series C funding round, and laying the foundation for rapid national expansion.

Our innovative business model has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, Shark Tank, Fast Company, Forbes, etc. because it’s unlike any other food business. It all starts with our central kitchen where chefs prepare meals efficiently and allow us to price our menu according to what each community can afford. Our ready-to-eat meals are then delivered through a variety of channels: grab-and-go storefronts, home-delivered subscriptions, SmartFridge vending machines, and institutional food service partnerships. We’re passionate about making a positive impact in the communities we serve through food access, as well as economic empowerment. Through our pioneering social equity franchise program, we fund and train disenfranchised business people from marginalized communities to open Everytable franchises. We’re looking for team members who are both mission and results-driven to help us make the world a more equitable place.

We are looking for a Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) to join our team. This role will oversee day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning of the food safety and quality functions of the manufacturing facility which includes supply chain, production, assembly, fulfillment, and shipping & receiving. The QA Manager must have experience and working knowledge of quality programs, FSMA, 3rd party auditing system (BRC and SQF), county, state and federal food code. This position directly reports to the Director of FSQA and interfaces heavily with multiple teams. This position requires a cooperative team approach and a clear and consistent communication style

Reporting to: Director of FSQA

What you will do:

Overseeing: 
  • Team Lead and Sanitarians 
  • FSQA Coordinators 
  • QA Technicians 
Working in Close Collaboration with: 
  • Director of Operations 
  • Production Leadership and Team 
  • Sr. Director of Supply Chain 
  • Director of Commercialization 
  • Warehouse Manager 
  • Director of Logistics 
  • Director of Store Operations 
Responsibilities: 
  • Drive a culture of food safety and quality. Motivate, lead, and direct the quality control department. Provides directive leadership in all aspects of food and work-place safety in dayto-day Production Kitchen operations while ensuring safety is always a priority that is fully in place and being supported by the operations team. 
  • Prepares Staff Schedules and reviews compliance with Time Keeping guidelines 
  • Assigns QA activities to staff to support operations with QA coverage. 
  • Develop and revise FSQA SOPs to ensure food quality and safety. Monitor and update FSQA Program to provide continuous improvement 
  • Audits HACCP and Food Safety Plan, Pathogen Monitoring, BRC/SQF, Allergen, SSOP & GMP programs. Completes verification activities associated with all Preventive Controls programs. 
  • Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the department. 
  • Drives food safety through daily process validations by conducting audits, side by side development, validation that team members are trained properly and fully competent in all aspects of their position. 
  • Provides oversight and training for maintaining facility cleanliness and sanitation standards. 
  • Handle and oversee the product recall process to ensure timely communication and execution of product recalls and completion of related documentation.  
  •  Routinely audit food safety practices to objectively evaluate performance and provide feedback to the team as necessary to ensure compliance with the Preventive Controls Program and any regulatory requirements (federal, state/provincial, and local). 
  • Follow-up promptly and thoroughly on food safety complaints from customers and effectively communicate resolutions to internal and external stakeholders as needed. 
  • Maintain effective working relationships with regulatory authorities, industry trade groups, suppliers, owned companies, internal stakeholders, and customers. 
  • Perform audits at plants, off-site warehouses and vendor's facilities to ensure conformance to regulatory, customer and corporate policy on product safety and quality. 
  • Maintain all Food Safety and Quality Assurance related documentation and records 
  • Analyze results and gather corrective action plans for audit non-conformance 
  • Establish & execute quarterly objectives 
  • Lead BRC/SQF certification across all departments.

What you will have:
  • Five or more years in Food Safety and Quality Assurance experience in the food manufacturing industry. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Preference will be given to candidates with an B.S in Food Science or Food Technology or a related field of study. 
  • Experience USDA-Regulated facility. 
  • In-depth knowledge of plant sanitation, HACCP, FSMA, SSOP, and GMPs 
  • PCQI certification preferred 
  • HACCP certified 
  • SQF/BRC Practitioner experience preferred. 
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills 
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible work environment. 
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and present data 
  • Familiarity with Quality Control laboratory procedures and equipment (pH meter,  texture analyzer, Microbiology testing, allergen residue tests, ATP swab tests) 
  • Experience leading the development and implementation of food manufacturing Food Safety Programs 
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred 
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.

Benefits 
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Free delicious Everytable meals daily
 
Everytable is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We encourage women, people of color and LGBTQ people to apply. Everytable is a Fair Chance employer and will consider qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records for employment.

In accordance with Everytable’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known  health and safety hazards , the Company has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of its employees and its customers. As such, the Company requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire. For the purposes of this policy, “fully vaccinated” shall mean two weeks have passed since: (i) applicant obtained their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or (ii) applicant has obtained a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants shall submit proof of vaccination either with their application or as part of their onboarding process
 
In the event that an applicant requires a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, the Company will provide an accommodation to the extent it can, if the applicant is hired.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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Company Benefits

Professional Development with Growth Potential
We’ll pay a portion each year for coursework to further your career.
Health Insurance
We offer medical, dental, and vision
Performance Management
Feedback culture includes quarterly reviews, engagement surveys, and regular 1-on-1 meetings with your manager.
Food, Food, Food
Plenty of delicious Everytable meals!
Team Building
We celebrate each other at our offsites, company outings, holiday party, and team events.
Generous Vacation
Plenty of time off for vacation and personal obligations.
History in the Making
Stand tall that you’re part of an industry redefining, purpose-driven company.