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FSQ Manager

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FSQ Manager
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FSQ Manager

We are working on a new leadership role with a state-of-the-art commercial greenhouse company that is looking for a Food Safety & Quality Manager. This role is accountable for the day-to-day management of the greenhouse, food safety, quality, and inventories plan in a safe and efficient manner.  The Food Safety & Quality Manager manages a team with the constant goal of continuous improvement and enforces protocols and documentation as related to Food Safety and Quality. Location: Rochelle, Illinois
Job Responsibilities:
  • Effectively and efficiently manage Production employees to ensure the quality of our product, consistency maintaining SQF requirements.
  • Collect samples (water samples, swabs, product samples, and media samples) as per the regular schedule and in coordination with any regulatory agencies.
  • Train and manage the FSMS day-to-day operations of the greenhouse.
  • Oversee the sites pest control management system and conduct regular reviews of the system
  • Lead site audits: both external and internal
  • Guarantee appropriate food safety regulations are implemented and adhered to
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the production area and facility.
  • Consistently work with GM/Growers to improve and maintain the SQF practices.
  • Communicate all food safety and quality issues and concerns to the GM/Grower
  • Standardize best practices and create forms necessary to collect KPIs.
  • Maintain daily production and food safety logs, monitor and verify logs, address concerns about SQF.
  • Ensure staff safety to minimize injury, lifting strain, etc.
  • Maintain a calm and collected composure during times of disorder, speak to others in a respectful manner, and is skilled at productively handling multiple personality types
  • Assist in unrelated and/or unassigned tasks to ensure the effective operation of the Greenhouse.
  • Accountable for coordinating supplies with vendors/partners.
  • Report food safety and quality problems to the GM or directly to Senior Management
Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelors Degree or in process of a 4-year degree.
  • 3 years of experience in a production environment or related work experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication: can create documents such as standard operating procedures, safety rules, label mixing instructions.
  • Exhibit excellent leadership skills, lead by example – set the highest possible standards for quality, efficiency, productivity, and behavior.
  • Detail-oriented and data-driven
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook (PowerPoint and Access Database knowledge beneficial)
  • Meet the physical requirements of the job including lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Self-starter and a problem solver with strong relationship building & communication skills.
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before starting.


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