Quality & Food Safety Manager

  • Impossible Foods
  • Mexico
  • May 12, 2021

Job Description

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.
The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won’t give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.
Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.
To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.
Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution—from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.
Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:
The Production Quality & Food Safety Manager reports to the Quality Director and is responsible for managing the QA/QC-Food Safety program at a third-party site. This includes managing, coaching, and guiding the third-party quality team, assuring that they maintain documentation regarding HACCP, GMP, SOP, and employee training. The QA/QC-Food Safety Manager is also a team leader for third-party audits. This position will oversee management of the QA/QC-Food Safety department and staff and will develop, implement and monitor company policies and procedures as related to Food Safety, Food Security, and Quality Assurance programs; coordinate and follow-up on activities by performing the following duties personally; and review and analyze the environmental and process samples.
Ensure management and maintenance of all quality system elements to meet the company's business needs, developing company best-practices, standards, continuous improvement opportunities, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and standards.

You Will

  • Develops Food Safety and Quality Policies for onsite operations
  • Develops and maintains raw material control programs
  • Manages environmental cleaning programs
  • Reviews environmental monitoring program data on a weekly basis
  • Modifies cleaning programs when environmental and in-process data indicates any existing and potential food safety risks
  • Maintains environmental monitoring program KPIs
  • Reviews CIP operational data and communicates with onsite operations teams and IF engineers when gaps are found
  • Conducts and provides food GMP training for the operations team
  • Conducts weekly and monthly food safety audits; communicates audit results, assigns corrective actions, and establishes completion timelines for all identified gaps to onsite ops team and IF ops team
  • Maintains monthly food safety/GMP in-house training for operations team 
  • Maintains the HACCP certification programs and implements the FSSC22000 certification

You Have

  • BS degree in Food Sciences, Statistics, Math or Business or a related technical field
  • 8-10 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment with a quality assurance emphasis
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or support multiple projects/requirements and achieve results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems ranging from basic to complex by using data
  • Fluent in both Spanish and English
  • Hard-working self-motivated individual with excellent quantitative skills
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated organizational and record-keeping ability
  • Attention to detail, fast learner, and ability to work well with many different people
  • Willingness to perform routine testing
  • Continuous improvement mindset and Six Sigma validation is preferred
Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 
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Food & Agriculture

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Plant-Rich Diets

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