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JOB FILLED - Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager

Job Description: 

Liberty Fruit is a leading wholesale distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Midwest. We are seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager for our distribution facility located in Kansas City, KS.

Position Overview:

The Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager will enjoy working in our fast-paced environment, effectively leading the initiative to develop, implement and maintain company and regulatory standards for food safety.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Quality Assurance program, including product specification, compliance, HACCP, GMP’s, lot traceability and Supplier Approval requirements.
  • Acts as Food Safety liaison for third party audits; regulatory and customer inspections during site visits.
  • Participates in product recalls. Maintains procedures and documentation for product recalls and tracking, including mock recalls.
  • Works to ensure the Organic certification program is maintained and up-to-date as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the daily direction, training, development and reporting of Quality Assurance technicians and the sanitation staff.
  • Continually develops and updates knowledge of Food Safety legislation, best practices, and disseminates knowledge to other departments as necessary.
  • Works collaboratively across all departments to ensure continued improvement that meets or exceeds company requirements.
  • Assures compliance with cGMP’s, written SPO’s and SSOP’s.
  • Manages and reports results of all required quality assurance testing.
  • Performs and monitors plant inspections for GMP requirements.


  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in fresh produce, ready-to-eat, and/or commissary settings.
  • BS degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related discipline. (Equivalent work experience will also be considered).
  • HACCP and/or PCQI certified.
  • Minimum of 3 years managing in a Food Manufacturing/Processing environment.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at competitive rates
  • STD, LTD, Life and work-site insurance packages available
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • Paid time off
70k to 80k
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