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Compliance Coordinator

City & State: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Category:  Bakery Operations
N3S 7X6

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Job Title

  • Compliance Coordinator

 

Department

  • Bakery Admin

 

Reporting to

  • Bakery Director

 

Position Purpose

The Compliance Coordinator will ensure that all documentation related to product safety, legality, and quality systems is maintained in compliance, with government, customer, and third-party requirements.   Maintains records of product quality for regulatory and company use.   Promotes and supports company continuous improvement efforts and initiatives. Ensures that employees adhere to Bakery and government regulations with emphasis on safety, sanitation and quality.

 

Key Accountabilities

Oversees AIMS compliance through internal audits and collaboration with all bakery departments. Works independently to verify policies, procedures, and forms are being utilized and maintained as intended per AIMS. Effective communication is required to gather information confirming compliance along with verifying management teams are following through with corrective actions, as needed.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review, verify, file and maintain records relating to product safety, legality, and quality systems
  • Prepare bakery team(s) for audits, and provide support throughout third-party audits such as: BRC, FDA, USDA, CFIA, Customer audits, etc.
  • Ensure compliance to specifications from Aryzta Central Service and those mandated by customers
  • Conduct audits of procedures used in all areas of the bakery and issuing a completed report with corrective actions to relevant managers and supervisors
  • Maintain schedule calendars to stay on track with internal audits, mock trace exercises, training, and management of internal gap assessments.
  • Conduct follow-up with Managers to ensure that corrective actions to deviations are being completed in a timely manner
  • Data-entry of records related to product safety, legality, and quality systems
  • Assist with various data collection projects
  • Assists QA Supervisor with traceability exercises
  • Manage and control the document control program
  • Cross-train in FSQA disciplines to be able to assist with coverage of call-offs and vacations in other positions
  • When covering for other positions, the Compliance Coordinator will not be permitted to verify or audit that work. A Quality Supervisor or the Quality Manager will cover that task.
  • To maintain impartiality of the auditing functions of the position, the Compliance Coordinator will be insulated from procedure writing and form creation. The position’s primary function is to observe and report.
  • Flexibility to adjust work schedule to meet the requirements of the bakery.
  • Employee must follow and comply with the bakery GMP, Food Safety and Safety Procedures

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in the implementation and auditing of GFSI and BRC standards
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization as well as customers
  • Ability to analyze data and project trends and correlations
  • Must have good command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Detailed oriented, strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills

 

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

Required

  • Bachelor of Science degree or sufficient related experience in the food industry
  • Must maintain ASQ Certified Quality Auditor certification
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in food industry manufacturing or quality experience.
  • Significant experience and knowledgeable in the requirements of third-party auditors such as: BRC, FDA, USDA, CFIA, Customer audits, etc.

 

Preferred

  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Bachelor of Science degree or related education.
  • A background in bakery and frozen food manufacturing would be an advantage.

 

Physical Requirements

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Constant standing and walking
  • Frequent reaching and bending
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.