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QA Regulatory/Compliance Specialist

Company: Olli Salumeria
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Quality Assurance Regulatory/Compliance Specialist will be responsible for ensuring labeling compliance and managing and supporting quality programs, particularly those relating to label development and compliance, supply chain integrity, and compliance with third-party food safety standards and regulations.Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)QA DUTIES AND LABELING COMPLIANCEUpload label approval application packet for USDA review to consulting labeling agency or to FSIS portal.Communicate using askFSIS platform with policy development personnel regarding labeling uncertainties during approval process.Perform and implement label verification training using an online alchemy database as well as in person training.Evaluate label inventory and verify compliance with USDA or In-House label approval.Manage regulatory documentation: Organize and manage records of USDA and In-House label approvals.Perform pre-shipment reviews for product.Identify, implement, and/or track quality improvement initiatives.Assist with Redzone compliance module implementation and management.SALES, R&D, AND PROJECTS SUPPORTManage customer-required questionnaires, document uploads, and approval process for new customers.Consult on compliance of product label artwork.Develop and maintain running checklist of label compliance requirements.Create nutrition facts panels using data from laboratory results and supplier specifications.Plan and implement internal approval process for label proofs from label print suppliers.Collaborate with relevant departments regarding label inconsistencies and future product label alterations/additions/reviews.Consult on accuracy of finished product specifications, including ingredient statements and nutritional information.Contribute as QA liaison to the Sustainability committee and assist with related needs.Represent QA in company-wide initiatives, product development lifecycle and other special project teams.PROGRAM MAINTENANCE AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SUPPORTInterface with sales department and external material suppliers to secure required documentation and information.Manage the Supplier Approval Program; onboard suppliers to the program and requalify them as needed; manage, control, and update supplier approval documents as required by the program.Manage Supplier Questionnaire webpage.Facilitate document preparation for third-party, customer, and regulatory body audits.Facilitate third-party or customer audits and assist in implementing any program improvements and developments (SQF/Organic/Costco/WM/Target/SMETA 4 Pillar).Develop training materials for annual food safety and quality refresher training courses for employees across the company.GENERAL/OTHERFollow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP s).Following set company and OSHA safety rules, regulations, and guidelines at all times.Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.Qualification & Experience RequirementsEducation, Training:Bachelor s degree in food science or related field.SQF Practitioner training and experience with audits.Strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.Experience Required:1-2 years
labeling compliance training and experience, preferred.Experience with third-party audits.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.Effective collaborator of cross-functional teams in diverse environments.Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.Ability to communicate effectively with Government employees.Successfully organizes and increases efficiency of Quality assurance processes and programs.High level/specialty communication with corporate customers and suppliers.Successfully digests information and takes proactive steps toward corrections or improvements.Successfully audits documentation and implements training.Ability to work well with others and be a positive part of the team.Ability to multi-task with high attention to detail.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Achieves results under minimal supervision.Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player.Excellent attendance, dependability, and reliability.Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends on short notice.Language, Computer &
Numeracy:SAP knowledge preferred.Proficient personal computer skills (MS office applications
Word, Office, Excel).Labeling software (nutritional facts panel using software or calculation).Working knowledge of computers and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.Ability to read and write in the English language.Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals, unit of measure conversions.Familiarity with RedZone a plusTypical Physical ActivityRegularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.Regularly involves going up and down stairs.Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.Frequently involves standing and walking.Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.Typical Environmental ConditionsMay be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. warehouse equipment, light traffic).May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).May be exposed to humidity, intense warmth and cold, fumes and toxic chemicals.Pay Range : $81,000-$99,000Starting rate of pay may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, position offered, location, education, training, and/or experience.#Ollicareers?

Keywords: Olli Salumeria, Oceanside , QA Regulatory/Compliance Specialist, Other , Oceanside, California

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