Quality Food Safety Technologist
Hungry Planet, Inc.
St. Louis, MO US
Posted ago
Hungry Planet, Inc.

The Quality and Food Safety Technologist will support the expansion and growth of the company. The role will provide key support as we develop, implement and execute critical quality and food safety processes within our own organization and with our supply chain network. This position will have an opportunity to gain experience in rapid innovation, process design, and implementation and play a key role in supporting the growth of the business.

This position is responsible for working with and monitoring contract manufacturing partners for compliance with written QA/QC procedures, processes, and controls in accordance with regulatory requirements and Hungry Planet’s specifications. The incumbent’s duties include product inspections, analysis of quality data, and generating written documentation detailing findings and actions. Deviations from standards will be reported to quality management in a timely manner, corrective actions identified and monitored for implementation and efficacy. 

Responsibilities

  • Perform quality inspections and testing of finished products, generate summary reports, identify issues and non-conformances, and prepare reports for management review and action
  • Compile and analyze vendor data, generate summary reports, identify issues and non-conformances, and prepare reports for management review action
  • Support, as directed, quality, food safety, and corrective action initiatives with contract manufacturing partners
  • Support vendor development activities (raw material, packaging, finished product) as needed to assure compliance with Hungry Planet’s quality and food safety plan
  • Work cross-functionally to complete quality, regulatory, and food safety documentation for customers
  • Support projects directed at or associated with, initiatives dealing with food safety and regulatory compliance
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies
  • Maintain all necessary logs and records to support Hungry Planet’s quality and food safety programs

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience working in quality, food industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, sanitation, GMPs, and food safety and quality processes preferred
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with a high sense of urgency and the ability to work self-directed and independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledgeable about data analytics, interpretation, and presentation

Compensation
$35,000 - $45,000 plus annual bonus
About Hungry Planet, Inc.

Hungry Planet® is a fast-growing food company that has developed a full range of premium plant-based meats having the delicious taste and texture of conventional meat. The company's premium plant-based meats are sought after by omnivores, carnivores, flexitarians, and vegans alike, and have a lighter environmental footprint using fewer resources from planet to production. Hungry Planet’s expansion from serving the Foodservice industry to offering Direct to Consumer sales in mid-2020 has resulted in ongoing growth. Hungry Planet’s chef-crafted recipes are growing in popularity on social channels and the Hungry Planet® brand is becoming more broadly available through online channels, grocery stores, and food service establishments. 

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