Vendor Quality Manager

Fuji Food Santa Fe Springs , CA 90671

Posted 2 months ago

About Us:

Fuji Food Products isa leading manufacturer and nationwide distributor of fresh savory foods. We arethe largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged sushi in the country.Under recognized brands such as Fujisan, and Okami, among others; our products includesalads, sandwiches, wraps, platters, rice bowls, organic edamame, spring rolls,veggie burgers and other appetizing grab-and-go meals and snacks. These freshhealthy products can be found in airports, convenience stores, major grocerystores, club format stores and other retail locations across 45 states. TheCompany has three production facilities and 7 major distribution centers. Allcorporate manufacturing facilities are fully USDA, FDA and GFSI certified.

We recognize that oursuccess depends on the loyalty and commitment of individual employees who worktogether as a team to accomplish goals. We offer employees a safe, friendly,team-oriented environment where employees can learn, grow and succeed atmeeting challenging yet realistic performance objectives in a supportiveenvironment.


The Vendor Quality Manager mainresponsibilities are the Food Safety programs of all Fuji Plants and Suppliers,Quality Assurance (QA) programs, and bioterrorism. The Vendor Quality Manager isalso responsible for third party audits of both Fuji and supplier plants, andall Quality parameters for incoming ingredients. The Manager of Vendor QTY FoodSafety will be working closely with all plants, QA Managers, Production, and

Purchasing Department.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree Required. Bachelor of Science(BS) degree in sciences.

Training & Experience-

  • Must have at least 5 years ofexperience in food industry or advanced degrees in natural sciences.

  • Food Safety experience and HACCP a MUST.

  • GFSI experience is a must.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-

  • Ability to read and communicate verballyin English required.

  • Ability to communicate verbally inSpanish helpful.

  • Competence of Microsoft Word, Excel and


  • Professional level writing and verbalcommunication skills.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills andprofessional demeanor, with an ability to interact with employees and others atany level within an organization.

  • Ability to handle sensitive andconfidential information with extreme professionalism

  • Ability to learn and apply departmentalor Company policies, procedures and rules.

  • Ability to learn and apply Federal,State, and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to human resources.

  • Ability to work independently in theabsence of supervision.

  • Ability to work independently and withina team.

  • Ability to establish and maintainco-operative working relationships with employees, managers, Companyleadership, vendors and medical providers.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for corporate HACCP development, implementation, monitoring, reviewing, training and documentation

  • Ensure all company manufacturing facilities and co-packers follow standard procedures and compliance with Food Safety and conduct investigation as required.

  • Responsible for vendor Quality Assurance, New Vendor Qualification, Raw Materials Evaluation and Incoming Raw product Quality Inspection.

  • Responsible for all third party Audits including assisting Plant Quality Supervisors with governmental and independent Agencies.

  • Develop Programs, Policies and Procedures on food Safety.

  • Oversee and gathers required paperwork, forms from receiving QA Technicians

  • Perform special projects such as shelf-life studies, training in QA /QC departments.

  • Travel to other company facilities, co-packers to accomplish food safety and Quality requirements for Fuji food Inc. (34% - 66%)

  • Perform other duties as required.


We offer competitivepay, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; voluntary coverage (STD, LTD,Critical Illness, Accident); an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); a 401kretirement savings plan; Sick, Vacation and Holiday Pay, plus a great workingenvironment.


We appreciate yourinterest in Fuji Food Products, part of the Meruelo Group. We are an equalopportunity employer. The Company will provide equal employment opportunitiesto all applicants without regard to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex,gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability,or any other status protected by federal or state law. We also prohibitharassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protectedcategories. When completing this application, you may exclude information thatwould disclose or otherwise reference your race, religion, age, sex, geneticinformation, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected byfederal or state law. If you have any questions or need assistance or anyaccommodation in completing this application, please contact your local FujiFood Products HR Department at

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