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QA Supervisor, Auditor

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

People & HR, Operations, Quality Assurance
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Shift:
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Assume role as Ventura Foods Company Auditor, responsible for auditing VF plants for compliance to HQ and plant policies, programs, and SOPs. Auditor will schedule and prepare for audits, conduct audits, prepare and issue reports and monitor follow up RCA and CAPA. Role is expected to build and improve the Company Auditing program and standards. Auditor also responsible for all aspects of audit preparation and execution for audits conducted at the home plant, including GFSI, SQF, customer and VF Company audits. Support cross functional plant audit team as the audit leader and coordinator for RCA and CAPA follow up. Audit food safety, quality and HACCP programs for compliance. Coordinate daily/weekly/monthly facility audits on a pre-determined schedule. Identify gaps and coordinate corrective action initiatives for findings and non-conformances.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for auditing Ontario VF plant for compliance to both Corporate Quality Management System policies and procedures, and the plant specific SOPs, programs and OPLs that support the corporate directives. Auditor will schedule and prepare for audits, conduct audits, prepare and issue reports and monitor follow up RCA and CAPA as dictated by Company Audit team expectations. Auditor will be part of the VF Company Auditing team and will be calibrated with other auditors on the team. Audits will be conducted at Ontario VF plant.
  • Lead opportunities to build the Internal Audit program to move from an SQF standards based program to a Ventura Foods standards based Company Audit. Recommend and develop deep dive audit scenarios. Continually drive to audit for program depth as plant programs improve.
  • Responsible for all aspects of audit preparation and execution for all audits conducted at the plant, including GFSI and customer and VF Company audits. Ensure compliance with all HQ QA Policies and procedures and all customer specific program and document requirements. Manage audit preparation and lead audits. Coordinate all RCA and CAPA efforts cross functionally.
  • Audit Food Safety, Quality & HACCP programs for compliance. Coordinate daily/weekly/monthly facility audits on a pre-determined schedule. Identify gaps and coordinate corrective action initiatives for findings and non-conformances.
  • Responsible for assuring compliance with all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related scientific discipline, or at least five (5) years auditing or plant experience.
  • Must achieve SQF Practitioner certification.
  • HACCP or SQF Certification preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Firm knowledge and understanding of manufacturing plant processes and quality management systems. Auditing, RCA and CAPA experience required.
  • Good written and oral communication skills as this position will interact heavily both internal and external to Ventura Foods.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and extrapolate information to different aspects of the job.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $82,155.00 - $105,243.00 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position. The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates. Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography. Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.