Food Safety & Quality Assurance Supervisor

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

People & HR, Operations, Quality Assurance
Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

The Food Safety & Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the implementation of all company’s policies, procedures, and activities involved in producing high quality products. They will maintain close working relationships with leadership and crew to support producing a high-quality product. The Quality Assurance Supervisor will help identify, solve, and prevent problems affecting product food safety, quality, productivity, and regulatory compliance. The Food Safety & Quality Assurance Supervisor will report directly to the Food Safety & Quality Manager.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support implementation and administration of quality programs (GMPs, Good Hygiene Practices, HACCP, Allergen Control, Cleaning and Sanitation, Pest Control, Equipment Calibration, Organic Certification, etc.) to ensure compliance.
  • Support development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF System.
  • Supervise and direct the hourly quality crew members by handling payroll, work assignments, evaluations, and coaching.
  • Performs beginning and end-of-shift facility walk-through/audit to ensure compliance, cleanliness, upkeep, and completion of sanitary obligations.
  • Proactively share knowledge, identify opportunities, and make recommendations to improve quality and work efficiency.
  • Review Production Batch Records and other manufacturing-related documents to verify compliance and record keeping for all mandated manufacturing processes, quality checks, testing, sampling, and sanitation activities.
  • Audit quality control of raw materials, packaging components, labels, and finished products to ensure compliance with established specifications and regulatory standards.
  • Assist in the coordination of testing results involving finished products, raw materials, and packaging components and the appropriate release and hold programs associated with these materials.
  • Oversee the “On Hold” product program, including the status, release, and destruction of “Rejected” products.
  • Assist in investigating and correcting quality-related issues (including customer complaints) through collaboration with other departments.
  • Direct responsibility for the maintenance and recording of company KPI’s.
  • Participate in all regulatory, third party and customer audits and inspections, and corrective action responses.
  • Monitor the accuracy of reporting through comparison of Quality Dashboard and inventory management system counting sums.
  • Maintain accurate training records for quality.
  • Act like an owner and assist with projects as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Quality and Manufacturing
  • HACCP certification and PCQI certification are preferred.
  • Allergen Control training, 21CFR Part 110 training certification, and SQF Systems training are preferred.
  • A strong knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices, preferably 21CFR Part 110, and food safety.
  • Understanding of quality testing within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and make effective decisions.
  • Basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Office applications) and computer-based applications.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to details.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate ideas (verbally and in writing), be a self-starter and handle difficult situations.
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table

  • A fast-paced, energetic environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few)
  • Company-wide bonus program; when we succeed together, we celebrate together
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at careers@vitalfarms.com .