Assistant Food Safety & Quality Manager

Opelika, AL, United States of America

Job Title: Assistant Food Safety & Quality Manager

Location: Opelika, AL (Relocation assistance available)

Salary: Starting around $100,000 + Full Benefits Package

About Us: We are a dynamic and growing food manufacturing company located in Opelika, AL, committed to producing high-quality products while ensuring the utmost standards in food safety and quality. As part of our expansion, we are seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team as an Assistant Food Safety & Quality Manager.

Position Overview: As the Assistant Food Safety & Quality Manager, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our quality standards. This is a 2-shift plant operating 24 hours per day, and we are looking for an individual with experience in a similar environment, particularly in food manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and manage the quality performance of Quality Technicians.
  • Enhance and review supplier programs to ensure quality, food safety, and consistency.
  • Conduct facility audits, product mock recovery, administer non-conformance products, and participate in operations testing of new and/or modified products.
  • Assist Product Development in specification development, enhancement, and revisions.
  • Fill in and perform all the responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Manager in their absence.
  • Provide technical support to Product Development and Operations in process capabilities, Quality Assurance standards, quality procedures, food safety, and food security requirements.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as a Quality Assurance liaison.
  • Support and provide assistance in the implementation of comprehensive ingredients and packaging materials receiving, evaluation, and tracking programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Animal Science, or Meat Science.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with food safety, HACCP, and SSOPs.
  • Previous experience in a 24 hour plant environment.

Desired Traits:

  • Hunger for learning and growth.
  • Proactive mindset and eagerness to take on challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive salary and full benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
  • Relocation assistance for qualified candidates.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment.

If you are passionate about food safety, quality management, and are ready to take on a challenging role with room for growth, we encourage you to apply. Join us in our mission to deliver high-quality products to our customers while fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Assistant Food Safety & Quality Manager

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