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QA Manager – Paradise Tomato Kitchens

The Quality Manager must have high standards and actively educate, coach and develop personnel so that food handling
practices, plant sanitation and product safety is maintained at a high level. This includes but is not limited to the preparation of food, audit and regulatory compliance, product certification compliance, plant sanitation audits, product quality testing, microbiological testing, maintenance of laboratory equipment, managing of rejected product, managing of quality programs, packaging audits, production line inspections, maintaining laboratory supplies, completing various reports, completing various studies, some training of other employees and other assigned duties.


It is critical for the Quality Manager to be viewed as a leader and problem solver. The Quality Manager must
understand the products produced, customer expectations, regulatory and legal requirements and work well with
cross functional teams to drive continuous improvement to promote a high functioning culture.

 Must have and set high expectations for all employees that promote the production of safe, legal and high
quality products.
 Maintains programs, polices and procedures that ensure regulatory compliance with federal, state and local
government agencies
 Strategic member of Crisis Management Team.
 Actively participates in the implementation of company goals and strategic plans.
 Ensures all daily, weekly, monthly audits are performed and that corrective actions are in place when
significant issues or persistent issues arise.
 Responsible for the development and performance of Quality Technicians.
 Shares an active role in the development of Team Leaders and maintenance personnel.
 Ensures weekly production folders are accurate and timely for the organization.
 Attends weekly production scheduling, scorecard and other production meetings as needed.
 Works with the Plant Scheduler/Production Manager and Purchasing personnel to ensure raw materials are
available and their use is effectively communicated to the quality team.
 Has the authority and responsibility for disposition of all raw materials and finished goods.
 Assists operations to use rework and audits the final disposition of scrap material.
 Available to assist outside of normal business hours to resolve internal and external issues.
 Responsible for partnering with R&D, production and purchasing to effectively commercialize new products.
 Maintains up-to-date tracking of all customer complaints for products produced in their facility.
 Develops action plans for resolution to customer complaints with timely follow up and reporting.
 Responsible for a complete production paperwork review for both accuracy and completeness (i.e. food safety
inspections documented at required frequency, product sampled at required frequency, adherence to
specification, correct lot numbers recorded on raw ingredients), overall documentation accuracy.
 Ensures testing is precise and accurate individually and between quality personnel.
 Ensures all laboratory equipment and supplies are maintained as needed.
 Reviews, audits, and updates programs/procedures to drive continuous improvement.
 Manages the micro testing compliance program and insures proper documentation.
 Provides required departmental reporting to internal and external customers.
 Oversees plant training program for food safety and food quality as agreed upon with the Quality Director and Human Resources.
 Actively engages and supports new business opportunities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Bachelors of Science Degree or equivalent experience.
 Strong reasoning, perception and decision making skills.
 Ability to work with all levels within the company.
 Strong work ethic.
 Professional communication skills.
 Demonstrated coaching and team building skills.
 Experience working with sales and customers.
 Previous food safety and quality responsibility.
 Strong attention to detail.
 Active listening and problem solving skills.
 Demonstrated mathematical and reasoning skills.
 Proficient in MS Office.

 Internal Auditor Training
 Management/Supervision
 BRC Certification


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
 The ability to smell, taste products, and view for consistency.
 The ability to perform repetitious work.
 The ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
 The ability to stand for long periods of time.

 New Employee Orientation.
 Laboratory Equipment Operation and Maintenance.
 Microbiological Training.
 Plant Sanitation Auditing.
 Process flow and controls.
 ERP – hold, release, inventory reporting.
 Paradise Tomato Kitchens programs, policies, and procedures.
 Customer-required reports.
 Leadership and effective teamwork.
 Coaching to effectively assist in the management of waste and yield.

For more information – Contact Jennifer Vincent at