nRegulatory & Compliance Officer
nResponsible for assuring compliance with all food safety & regulatory matters, also for supporting the Director of Quality and Food Safety in developing, implementing,
nand enforcing Food Safety Programs for company including SQF program), oversees the plant SQF program to ensure certification is maintained.
nPrepare and assist in annual SQF audits. Conduct annual re-assessment of SQF Manual and all supporting information including validations of all work instructions. Maintain and assist in
nall updates to the current processes and work Instructions. Oversee the accuracy of the documents produced from the program.
nEducation & Experience:
nBachelor’s degree in food science or equivalent field of study or 5 + years of work experience in QA.
nExperience with USDA, FDA, or CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture guidelines/requirements.
nMUST HAVE SQF Certified Practitioner and Experience
nExperience with HACCAP, SQF, HARPC required, Experience working with Kosher, Organic, GFCO and AIB/NSF programs.
nBilingual- Spanish/English a plus.
nTrainings/ Certifications Required:
n• HARPC/ PCQI Certified
n• SQF Implementation & Auditing Certified
n• SQF Internal Auditing Training
nMinimum Required Qualifications:
nMust have the ability to manage new and multiple projects from conception to commercialization.
nAdept at working independently and cross-functionally, managing multiple projects and short timelines, and working in fast-paced environment. Able to communicate and manage project
nAbility to multitask and work under pressure and time constrained situations and adapt to quickly changing priorities across multiple projects.
nStrong organizational, communication and analytical Skills.
nAbility to interact with all management levels.
nStrong attention to detail skills
nExcellent analytical and mathematical skills.
nExcellent proficient problem-solving skills.
nMust have training, coaching, and interpersonal skills.
nMust be an excellent team player.
nMust be computer literate – Word, Excel, etc., Must be able to learn and work with company ERP system.
nStrong follow-through, integrity, and sound judgment.
nFlexibility to work off-shifts as needed, including weekends to manage staff efficiently.
nMust be able to fulfill essential job function in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner.
nMust be able to enforce, comply with and follow all food safety, and third-party certification
npolicies (SQF, Gluten-Free and Organic, etc.)
nEssential Functions/ Duties and Responsibilities:
nSupport Director of Quality & Food Safety with all QA activities (fill in when and as required).
nResponsible for enforcing all company rules, policies, and procedures.
nDevelop and partner with Director of Quality & Food Safety on the implementation of Safe
nQuality Food (SQF) programs – including HACCP, Food Safety, Food Quality and Food
nMaintain Food Safety & SQF program compliance.
nResponsible for SQF readiness, Co-Packer, and Supplier quality communication.
nManage and maintain all daily SQF documents and paperwork.
nConduct food safety and quality training including Good Manufacturing Practices (for
ncontractors, new hires, and current employees) and all other SQF required training.
nConduct annual review (at least) of plant SQF Manual and ensure associated Sub-Elements
nand Registers are updated.
nPrepare and assist in annual SQF certification audits.
nConduct food safety and quality meetings, produce meeting notes, and follow up on action
nitems to ensure completion.
nSupport senior management and operations with technical quality and food safety data for
ncustomer requests and surveys.
nCompany representative for FDA, USDA, CDFA and sanitation audits.
nCompany representative for SQF, organic, kosher, halal, gluten free, non-GMO, and
nConduct mock recalls, and internal audits.
nCollect, review, and ensure proper completion of audit paperwork.
nLead and participate in problem solving activities concerning food safety.
nEnsure compliance with regulatory requirements, company policies (including GMP’s) and
nstandard operating procedures (SOPs).
nReassess and re-validate associated Process Procedures (SOPs) with any implemented
nprocess or product change.
nWork with QA, Training, Process Systems, and Production personnel on any new changes to
nthe Work Instructions.
nEffectively communicate any changes, modifications, or updates to managers, supervisors,
nleads, and other personnel.
nResponsible for keeping personnel motivated, productive and well informed.
nResponsible for maintaining excellent and professional employee relations.
nResponsible for promoting teamwork at all levels and between the departments.