Tuesday , October 4 2022

Patagonia Jobs – Product Quality and Safety

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Job Description:

As the Provisions Product Quality and Safety lead you are responsible for the management and improvement of all quality assurance and food safety systems at Patagonia Provisions. You will be responsible for elevating and monitoring all manufacturing and supply chain partners by providing risk assessments of new products and facilities to the product team. In this role you will also support the Patagonia retail and sales teams in all FSQA related efforts. You will manage all related documentation by creating a system of policies and procedures with the goal of ensuring the larger supply chain, sourcing and product related activities are completed in manner that identifies risk, establishes control measures and monitors results.

You must be highly detail focused as you will be responsible for organizing large amounts of incoming information and synthesizing that information into actions aimed at improving product quality and consistency. Knowledge of food safety, quality control procedures, food safety regulations, and a passion for continuous improvement are essential for this role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and administer manufacturer (Co-packer) approval and verification programs
  • Monitor Co-packers and engage in all activities related to product quality and safety
  • Collaborate with co-packers to control and maintain consistent product quality
  • Review production samples submitted by manufacturers and provide timely feedback and corrective actions when necessary
  • Perform regular site visits and coordinate 3rd party evaluations of manufacturers
  • Manage product retain library and administrate evaluations of product shelf-life
  • Evaluate risk of each complaint received and determine appropriate action
  • Maintain database to track trends and provide regular reporting to the larger team
  • Work with manufacturers and vendors on corrective actions resulting from feedback
  • Provide guidance and direction to external partners (both manufacturers and ingredient suppliers) to help improve food safety systems.
  • Coordinate closely with our extended team of food safety scientists and legal experts.
  • Assists Supply Chain Manager in evaluating potential ingredient suppliers

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry in quality control or food safety.
  • Robust attention to details and highly organized record keeping and process improvement.
  • Knowledge of HACCP principles and FSMA rules, trainings and certification a plus
  • Proven track record of increasing responsibility, strong relationship management and ability to focus on large strategic priorities while maintaining focus on the details.
  • Able to effectively prioritize workload and work independently in a startup environment.
  • Ability and willingness to provide regular sensory evaluation of our products and potential ingredients.

Job Details:

Company: Patagonia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Oakland, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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