Frulact, a Portuguese company established in 1987 that specializes in the conceptualization, development and production of fruit-based preparations for application in the food industry. The company offers custom-made fruit preparations for major players in the dairy, ice cream, pastry and beverage industries. Frulact is currently in a leadership position in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
We are currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Manager who will have the following responsibilities:
Maintain the site’s Food Safety Plans / HACCP Plans and ensure adherence to defined PCs and CCPs;
Act as the site’s Food Safety Team Leader, coordinating and leading monthly HACCP meetings;
Manage site’s Internal Audit Program, and ensure audits are completed on time and CAPAs are implemented, verified and closed;
Function as the site’s main contact for external audits, regulatory visits / inspections and certification audits;
Ensure quality control procedures are adhered to for Raw Material and Finished Product analyses;
Hire, train, supervise and mentor Quality Control Analysts and Quality Control leadership staff;
Deliver annual refresher training for Quality and Food Safety; ensure adherence to policies and procedures related to GMPs, HACCP and Quality;
Investigate Customer Complaints, conduct RCAs with team, implement CAPAs, and issue complaint responses on time;
Issue Supplier Non-Conformance Reports for deficiencies in raw materials and follow-up on supplier CAPAs;
Manage the department’s annual budget, issue monthly reconciliation reports and an annual deviation report;
Establish and execute site’s annual analysis plans for Raw Materials, Finished Products, Allergens and Water Quality;
Conduct Environment studies to verify regulatory compliance;
Oversee document control and development of policies, procedures, forms and training modules;
Manage department KPIs, issue monthly reports.
College or university degree in Science, Food Science or Engineering.
Minimum 5 years of experience in food manufacturing (quality assurance and quality control).
Ability to interpret, communicate and implement regulatory requirements (FDA, USDA, CFIA, Health Canada).
Self-starter, critical thinker, and problem solver with strong leadership skills.
Frulact is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants should make their needs known in advance if accommodations are required.