Sr. Manager of Quality

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 07/26/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 233.23MH Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Manager of Quality

Responsible for ensuring the highest quality standards of products through development and verification of food safety and quality systems.  Lead the team of Quality Assurance.  Develop quality policies that align with SQF code, improve current programs, and implement new programs.  Oversee the entire Quality department for the facility.

Job Functions:

  • Oversee and maintain systems to assure facility meets all SQF certification requirements, including commitment, document control, records, specifications, food safety and quality, verification, product identification, trace and recall, food safety fundamentals, establish and implement training needs of personnel, building design and construction, HACCP, and pre-requisite programs
  • Ensure that all SQF documents and records, and document control systems are reviewed
  • Create, manage, and ensure compliance with the internal audit schedule, conduct supplier audits
  • Manage the quality database, audit production quality and customers standards, system improvements and implementation
  • Ensure compliance by monitoring programs, policies and from Food Safety and Regulatory Manager procedures, SOPs, audit, documentation, improvement plans training
  • Ensure that all Federal and State food legislation is maintained and updated
  • Oversee and coordinate the testing of new items and product launches from production to shipping
  • Maintain responsibility for daily operations of the QA Lab including cleanliness safety and scheduling of lab activities and events

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas-Harris at

JO:  233.23MH

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (four-year college or technical school) required. Field of Study: Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field, master’s degree preferred
  • SQF Practitioner status required
  • Knowledgeable of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturer
  • 10 years in related functions and demonstrated ability to work well with executive leadership and multiple departments
  • Two years in a manufacturing environment under USDA and/or FDA
  • Two years facilitating food safety and quality related training events
  • Bilingual speaking, a plus
  • SQF Auditing experience
  • ERP and/or WM Experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in the areas of food safety, research, development, and plant regulatory affairs
  • Microsoft experience, computer ability
  • Knowledge of food purchasing, distribution, logistics, manufacturing, and packaging

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas-Harris at

JO:  233.23MH

Meet Your Recruiter

Mary Harris
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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