Regulatory & Compliance Officer Elk Grove, California
Job Ref: 38984
Regulatory & Compliance Officer
Responsible for assuring compliance with all food safety & regulatory matters, also for supporting the Director of Quality and Food Safety in developing, implementing,
and enforcing Food Safety Programs for company including SQF program), oversees the plant SQF program to ensure certification is maintained.
Prepare and assist in annual SQF audits. Conduct annual re-assessment of SQF Manual and all supporting information including validations of all work instructions. Maintain and assist in
all updates to the current processes and work Instructions. Oversee the accuracy of the documents produced from the program.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in food science or equivalent field of study or 5 + years of work experience in QA.
Experience with USDA, FDA, or CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture guidelines/requirements.
MUST HAVE SQF Certified Practitioner and Experience
Experience with HACCAP, SQF, HARPC required, Experience working with Kosher, Organic, GFCO and AIB/NSF programs.
Bilingual- Spanish/English a plus.
Trainings/ Certifications Required:
• HARPC/ PCQI Certified
• SQF Implementation & Auditing Certified
• SQF Internal Auditing Training
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Must have the ability to manage new and multiple projects from conception to commercialization.
Adept at working independently and cross-functionally, managing multiple projects and short timelines, and working in fast-paced environment. Able to communicate and manage project
Ability to multitask and work under pressure and time constrained situations and adapt to quickly changing priorities across multiple projects.
Strong organizational, communication and analytical Skills.
Ability to interact with all management levels.
Strong attention to detail skills
Excellent analytical and mathematical skills.
Excellent proficient problem-solving skills.
Must have training, coaching, and interpersonal skills.
Must be an excellent team player.
Must be computer literate – Word, Excel, etc., Must be able to learn and work with company ERP system.
Strong follow-through, integrity, and sound judgment.
Flexibility to work off-shifts as needed, including weekends to manage staff efficiently.
Must be able to fulfill essential job function in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner.
Must be able to enforce, comply with and follow all food safety, and third-party certification
policies (SQF, Gluten-Free and Organic, etc.)
Essential Functions/ Duties and Responsibilities:
Support Director of Quality & Food Safety with all QA activities (fill in when and as required).
Responsible for enforcing all company rules, policies, and procedures.
Develop and partner with Director of Quality & Food Safety on the implementation of Safe
Quality Food (SQF) programs – including HACCP, Food Safety, Food Quality and Food
Maintain Food Safety & SQF program compliance.
Responsible for SQF readiness, Co-Packer, and Supplier quality communication.
Manage and maintain all daily SQF documents and paperwork.
Conduct food safety and quality training including Good Manufacturing Practices (for
contractors, new hires, and current employees) and all other SQF required training.
Conduct annual review (at least) of plant SQF Manual and ensure associated Sub-Elements
and Registers are updated.
Prepare and assist in annual SQF certification audits.
Conduct food safety and quality meetings, produce meeting notes, and follow up on action
items to ensure completion.
Support senior management and operations with technical quality and food safety data for
customer requests and surveys.
Company representative for FDA, USDA, CDFA and sanitation audits.
Company representative for SQF, organic, kosher, halal, gluten free, non-GMO, and
Conduct mock recalls, and internal audits.
Collect, review, and ensure proper completion of audit paperwork.
Lead and participate in problem solving activities concerning food safety.
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, company policies (including GMP’s) and
standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Reassess and re-validate associated Process Procedures (SOPs) with any implemented
process or product change.
Work with QA, Training, Process Systems, and Production personnel on any new changes to
the Work Instructions.
Effectively communicate any changes, modifications, or updates to managers, supervisors,
leads, and other personnel.
Responsible for keeping personnel motivated, productive and well informed.
Responsible for maintaining excellent and professional employee relations.
Responsible for promoting teamwork at all levels and between the departments.