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Food Safety Specialist & Quality Control Coordinator

Company: Hummingbird Wholesale
Location: Eugene
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Job Description:

Department: Quality ControlReports to: CEOLocation: Hummingbird Wholesale, Headquarters - Downtown Eugene, ORSome Travel: -Region Pacific Northwest-Los AngelesStatus: Exempt -Full TimeSalary: Competitive Wage, Great BenefitsOpen until filled. - Position SummaryAre you passionate about building & maintaining food safety standards and systems across multiple departments, driving food safety culture to the next level? We're looking for someone to operate and coordinate our Food Safety & Quality Assurance program, and we're looking for an experienced and energetic Food Safety professional to join Hummingbird Wholesale. Reporting directly to the CEO of the company, this role is critical to developing and driving standards and food safety thinking through the Hummingbird Wholesale system.We are looking for a leader or our food safety program with competency in compliance, regulations, and controls, with excellent detail orientation and project skills.Is responsible for leadership of all quality control, assurance, & regulatory compliance efforts within the Company as the sole representative of the Quality Control departmentCreates, administers, maintains and improves systems to promote full compliance with all applicable food safety, workplace safety, and other regulatory standards.Maintain accountability for Quality Assurance practices through proactive testing using internal and external labs and system auditsPerforms an advisory role to the leadership team and department managers for promotion and implementation of best practices.Offer clear Food Safety outcome expectations and ensure accountabilityLead efforts to create an exceptional food safety environment while fulfilling the company's strategic goals, mission, and vision.About usHummingbird Wholesale is a small, family-owned & operated company distributing organic food throughout the Pacific Northwest and into northern California.We are a team of highly engaged and extraordinarily productive people who are inspired to work hard and give our very best at all times. -We are motivated by our mission, vision, and values. We work effectively & efficiently, and enjoy connecting with each other through our daily work. -Our Mission, Core Values and CultureWe endeavor to serve people and the planet by providing the highest quality, most nutritious foods, grown as locally and sustainably as possible to nourish the body, mind, and soul. -We practice principles of ecological & social justice in our business operation, and strive for minimum packaging and waste. -We value long-term relationships with farmers, vendors, coworkers, and customers.Compensation and BenefitsWe offer competitive wages and generous benefits packages including health insurance benefits, coworker wholesale pricing on Hummingbird Products, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation time, 401K, Self-Care Benefit, and more!Hummingbird Wholesale affirms the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or disability, national origin, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.Qualifications & RequirementsEducation: Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field preferred.Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates):Qualification as "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual," - as defined by the Food Safety and Modernization Act required.Current HAACP certification required.SQF, BRC, ISO-22000 or other food safety training and certifications preferred. -Skill Requirements:Detail-oriented, well organizedEffective oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal communication skillsAbility to work well individually and with othersHigh computer literacyOpen-minded and eager to learn and develop new systems and methodsTyping, Ten-key, Operation of general office equipmentStrong math, logic and practical problem-solving skillsAbility to:Quickly prioritize work based on risk assessment and urgencyMaintain objectivity at all timesEstablish and maintain effective relationships with peers and employees, able to relate for people at all levels of the organizationRead, analyze, and interpret scientific and regulatory information published in peer-reviewed journals, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other publications produced by regulatory bodies.Distill and communicate complex regulatory and scientific information in an easy to understand way.Consider multiple perspectives when investigating complex issues, including financial, scientific, operational, and regulatory concerns.Identify opportunities, risks, and challenges, present information and make recommendations effectively in oral and written form.Prepare and present training and training information in an effective and participatory manner.Self-confident, service-oriented leaderExercises practical judgment in a complex environmentMethodical and analytical decision-maker -Experience:2+ years in a Quality Control position in the food industry required.Familiarity with GAP/GMP and HAACP best practices required.General knowledge of the principles and practices of food and worker safety, state and federal safety laws.Leadership experience is required; 2+ years personnel management experience preferred.Demonstrates good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.Demonstrates commitment to evidence-based decision makingExperience with the following software programs/platforms is required: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Programs. -Experience with physical inventory systems and software - - - - - - - - - - -Physical, Mental and Visual Requirements:While Hummingbird Wholesale strives to create opportunities for desk workers to have regular tasks which get them up and moving around, the Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator spends the majority of their time in a stationary position at a desk. The coworker must be able to operate a computer for many hours a day.In support of some essential job functions, the position requires the Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance Coordinator to work in commercial food production and warehouse environments. While in these environments, the coworker must be able to safely comply with all company and regulatory rules and guidelines.The position requires frequent and repeated exposure to major food allergens, including but not limited to, wheat, tree nuts, dairy, and soybeans.Occasional day or overnight trips may be required to attend training or industry events.May occasionally receive calls or other communications from the company outside working hours in response to product recalls or other urgent quality control or regulatory compliance matters.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. -To Apply: Send resume and cover letter with brief answers to the questions below.Please do not call; we will happily answer questions via email. -QuestionsWhy do you want to work at Hummingbird Wholesale?How will you contribute to the company achieving its mission, core values & culture (see section above)?How many years of experience do you have working in the Quality Control & Regulatory Compliance Field? -How many in Food Production?Give a brief description of your stated experience in question 3 (primary duties, what you did /did not enjoy, etc.)

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