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Quality Assurance Manager

by Nuts For Cheese

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2022
Nuts For Cheese

Job Description


Quality Assurance Manager

About Nuts For Cheese™:

Founded in 2015, Nuts For Cheese™ started with an inspired chef who has an unparalleled passion to

spread positive, sustainable change through food. Originally crafted in the back of a vegan kitchen, we

quickly built our own manufacturing facility to preserve the integrity of our recipes and chef-grade

quality. We are a group of enthusiastic, diverse artisans fueled by our passion for ethically sourced yet

delicious, plant-based food. Emphasis on delicious because we believe good food is the catalyst for

bringing people together and making incredible memories. From our earliest days (and nights!) in the

kitchen to now, we have maintained our passion-forward, people-first philosophy and culture. Join us on

this delicious journey!


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the VP of Operations the Quality Assurance Manager is responsible to lead in the

maintenance, development, implementation and monitoring of the Nuts For Cheese Food Safety

program. Working with other departments including Production, Supply Chain, Sales and Maintenance

the QA Manager ensures that our food safety program meets all relevant internal and external

standards. The QA Manager has a direct responsibility to coordinate and lead our food safety audits

ensuring all relevant certifications are maintained. Working closely with the QA team, the Manager will

track trends and developments and implement changes to our policies that will allow Nuts for Cheese to

maintain our quality vision. The QA Manager will actively participate in both the coaching and training of

employees to ensure a culture of quality is practiced and promoted within the organization.


What You'll Do (key responsibilities include but are not limited to):

- Oversee and lead the development, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and improvement

of the Nuts For Cheese Food Safety Program

- Oversee the maintenance and improvement of essential food safety certifications and ensure all

processes and departments comply with existing and new requirements. This will include Food

Safety, CFIA and Organic audits. - Assign and delegate responsibilities and training where


- Guide and delegate the Quality Assurance Laboratory Program to ensure it meets company and

customer requirements.

- Provide communication of Quality Assurance requirements to all stakeholders both internally and

externally to ensure smooth business operations for our customers.

- Drive continuous improvement processes by conducting risk-based analysis and make

recommendations to address process deficiencies or non-conformities.

- Oversee complaint handling and complete root cause analysis to identify trends. Identify corrective

and preventative actions that can be implemented and work with other departments to reduce the


- Mentor and manage QA personnel and direct them in weekly tasks and on establishing new


- Set individual objectives, complete employee evaluations, provide coaching and direction to the

Food Safety team.



- University degree in Food Science or other related field, or equivalent relevant experience


- 5 years experience in Quality Management and Food Safety within the food industry.

- Proficient knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good

Manufacturing Practice) systems

- Knowledge with GFSI schemes, especially BRC or SQF

- PCQI certification is an asset

- Knowledge of CFIA/FDA food safety and labeling regulations

- Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint

- Good communication skills, team oriented and able to work independently

- Ability to coach and lead a team by goal setting and performance management

- Excellent organizational skills and accuracy


Nuts For Cheese™ is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age,

ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital

status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offences, sex (including

pregnancy and breastfeeding), or sexual orientation. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of

fair and equitable treatment for all, CCPA has a special concern with the participation and advancement

of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment:

women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.