Quality Assurance Manager

American Fruits & Flavors
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11, 2017
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Job Description

Further your career with our company. We have been creating unique fruit and flavor solutions for the food and beverage industry for more than fifty years. Our reputation for creativity, innovation and technological advancement fueled our expansion into broader-based flavor capabilities. We are seeking a diverse, highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Quality Assurance Manager. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, growing environment, this is the opportunity for you!

If you meet the job requirements listed below, come join our team where fruits and flavors come together to make your products taste great!

The Quality Assurance Manager manages the Quality Control Department at all AFF facilities. The position is ultimately responsible for all product quality and for the development, implementation, and administration of the documentation system necessary to maintain a controlled manufacturing process. The manager organizes and staffs AFF Quality Control Departments, conducting employee performance evaluations and assigning projects to the QC staff. The manager must ensure that QC and all applicable staff are trained on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and provided with sufficient resources to do their jobs. The manager stays current with quality management technique and analytical technology, applying this knowledge to the cost-effective operation of the department. Responsible for all 3rd party audit programs and activities, including but not limited to scheduling, preparing for and participating in audits and any related certification process. Responsible for all customer complaint issues, resolutions and supplier rating/approval related to AFF's Supplier Approval Program. Maintains a working relationship with inter-and intra-company departments such as Customer Service, Analytical, Production, and R & D regarding resources, production and product development and quality. Assists customers with product issues or technical questions. This position serves as SQF Practitioner and back up to the QC Manager, and HACCP Coordinator when necessary.


1. BS or BA in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or other science discipline.

2. Minimum of five years of experience in quality control management.

3. SQF practitioner, or equivalent experience with SQF 2000 or other GFSI certification


4. Physically able to move about in a production and lab environment.

5. Must have visual acuity to evaluate sample appearance and use lab instruments.

6. Must demonstrate taste and aroma sense acuity.

7. Must have a valid Class C California Driver License, with a good driving record and

automobile insurance limits that fulfill company requirements.

8. Must report to any AFF facility according to company need, sometimes with same-day


Company Description
AFF manufactures custom juice and flavor blends for a wide variety of industrial users worldwide. Companies come to us for the latest and best ingredient blends and flavor systems for their products. In business over 50 years, we have two manufacturing plants and a distribution warehouse in Southern California.

Los Angeles, CA


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