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Coordinator, FSQA

City & State: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Category:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance
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

  • Coordinator, FSQA

Department

  • FSQA

Reporting to

  • Manager, FSQA

 

Position Purpose

As a member of the Food Safety/Quality Assurance team, this role will focus on maintaining and improving existing bakery FSQA programs to meet Corporate and customer expectations.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Support all applicable aspects of AIMS development and maintenance
  • Data analysis and trending of holds, non-conformances and foreign material findings to develop action plans to reduce occurrences and maintain bakery and FSQA KPIs
  • Support new product development in the bakery

 

Responsibilities

  • Completion and coordination of micro testing and follow-up to ensure full compliance to corporate micro program including:
    • fryer validation, allergen testing, water testing, environmental testing
    • coordination of ATP/APC with QA technicians to verify sanitation processes
  • QA record compliance audits, review and follow up
  • Maintain internal food and raw material specifications
  • Trending, evaluation and summary of QA and QC data as required to support bakery teams and customers (e.g. Excel, Minitab)
  • Support of bakery nonconformance program
    • complete SAP transactions to hold and release finished food and raw materials
    • maintain Regrade Log and associated documentation
  • Assist in new food development process
    • liase with internal and external customers in the creation and approval of new case labels, support bakery teams with label implementation
    • product sampling and specification and visual aid guide development
    • update bakery programs to reflect changes arising from new products (e.g. allergen information, cleaning and changeover matrices)
  • Coordinate and document shelf life evaluations for existing foods
  • Upkeep of customer database systems including SPEQ system
  • Primary contact with Kosher certifying body, coordinate and participate in routine Kosher audits, complete associated follow-up from Kosher audits
  • Liase with other departments as required
  • Maintain and model the required hygiene, safety and quality standards on the production floor
  • Provide vacation coverage within FSQA department
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Effective work ethic and excellent communications skills
  • High School Diploma, some college science courses or experience in the food industry preferred
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) preferred
  • Good writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented, organized and possess strong computer skills

 

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

 

Required

 

  • Effective work ethic and excellent communications skills
  • High School Diploma
  • Good writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work indepently and multitask to meet internal and external deadlines
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers
  • Experienced with computer systems including Miscrosoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
     

Preferred

 

  • Some college Science courses or experience in the food industry
  • Preference given to candidates who hold a post-secondary diploma in food science or a related discipline
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)
  • Training in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF

 

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.

 

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50lbs

 

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 in a seated office environment as well as near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.
  • The noise level in the work environment often varies from quiet to moderate to loud.

 

 

 

 

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.