Quality Assurance Manager

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Location: Cashmere, WA

• Ensure planning/scheduling of department staff meets budget expectations.
• Implement and execute process improvement projects in the areas of quality assurance and food safety.
• Implement and execute cost savings initiatives.
• Implement and execute training programs for leads in the areas of RTE food safety and quality, HACCP and SQF standards.
• Implement and maintain the standards and policies of the employee handbook.
• Performing internal audits to validate effectiveness of company FSQA policies and protocols and to ensure compliance with 3rd party audit standards.
• Manage, follow up and ensure corrective action occurs for nonconformities from previous internal and external audits.
• Conduct annual management reviews of the quality and food safety systems.
• Following-up on and closing pending preventive and corrective action requests.
• Ensuring that organizational systems and training are in place.
• Preparing organization for SQF, CFS, USDA organic and kosher audits.
• Ensure that documentation and design controls are appropriate and updated for organization.
• Administering document control management systems.
• Overseeing established testing programs designed to validate company food safety and quality expectations.
• Assist the Director of Quality and Food Safety to forge strong internal partnerships with Crunch Pak operations and sales teams.

• Support and enforce all company policies, standards and procedures.
• Compile information and/or prepare reports as requested by the Director of Quality and Food Safety
• Participate in special projects as requested by the Director of Quality and Food Safety.

• Excellent communication skills, ability to present material and ideas to all levels of the organization
• Displays a positive and respectful attitude with all customers, external and internal.
• Above average mechanical aptitude; hands-on problem solver
• Good balance of analytical, technical, and social skills
• Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, ERP, IPAD) and mathematical aptitude
• Previous experience with microbiological trouble shooting.
• Proven track record in developing team members and increasing subordinates’ skill sets.

1. Performance Management
2. Technical Capacity.
3. Organizational Skills
4. Leadership.
5. Collaboration
6. Communication Proficiency.
7. Problem Solving/Analysis.
8. Teamwork Orientation.
9. Performance Management.
10. Business Acumen.
11. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
12. Diversity and Inclusion.
13. Presentation Skills.
14. Ethical Practice.
15. Relationship Management.

Education and/or Work History:
• 5 years minimum of relevant quality experience in the food industry.
• B.S. Degree in Food Science/Microbiology/Chemistry or Related Field of Study
• Must be self-motivated and driven
• Clear and approachable verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Ability to work independently

The Company provides a variety of benefits, the first of the month following 60 days after your hire date, including health care, dental and vision, as well as opportunity to enroll in supplemental plans. A 401K plan that includes a company match of up to 4% is also offered. Paid holidays and paid time off will begin accruing on you first day of employment.