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Produce Quality and Safety Manager (FSQA)

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Job Description: 

Row 7 is eager to connect with proven, process-oriented professionals who have effectively scaled and managed food safety and quality systems and demonstrated leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining organizational and regulatory quality and food safety standards. Cross-functional collaboration, strategic thinking, and communication skills are essential, along with the agility to adapt to dynamic market conditions and integrate forward-thinking solutions. A background in organic agriculture and systems is preferred. Join Row 7 in revolutionizing a seed-to-retail supply chain–where innovation meets flavor.


Hybrid or Remote: West Coast or Hudson Valley, NY


Growing and Harvest Season (May - December): 60%

During the planning season (January - April): 25%


This role reports to the Vice President of Agricultural Operations and Supply Chain


FSQA Operations

  • Drive the establishment and implementation of produce quality and safety standards and procedures within Row 7’s Quality Assurance Program–including defining product specifications, directing HACCP and GMP protocols, establishing product traceability

  • Provide clear and comprehensive FSQA documentation to Grower Relations Managers and Produce Inspectors to guarantee the delivery of outstanding produce

  • Maintain records of sampling, testing, and compliance with specifications

  • Develop and apply ongoing improvement initiatives related to produce sanitation, safety, and quality

  • Assure compliance with GMPs, written SOPs, and SSOPs throughout Row 7’s produce operations

  • Direct and report results of all required quality assurance testing

  • Key contact for 3rd party auditor during annual Organic Compliance lot traceability and audit

  •  Quality and Safety Oversight
  • Serve as a liaison with regulatory agencies and third-party auditors

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations regarding food safety and quality, including FDA, USDA, and health department standards

  • Participate in produce recalls. Maintains procedures and documentation for produce recalls and tracking

  • Administer and sustain Row 7’s Organic Certification Program

  • Collaborate with grower partners, external vendors, and team members to ensure packaging and marketing content meet regulatory requirements

 Training and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Provide guidance and recommendations to internal team members on quality and safety-related issues

  • Support Grower Relations Managers in the onboarding process of new Growers and Packers, including reviewing required documentation, visiting sites, and providing QC training as needed

  • Continually develop and update knowledge of Food Safety legislation and best practices

  • Create and maintain training programs for team members and grower partners on food safety and quality practices


  • 4+ years managing within organic farming and produce environments

  • Demonstrated expertise in FSQA best practices

  • Trained in USDA NOP Regulations, FSMA Produce Safety Rule and GAP Produce Safety Requirements

  • Strong HACCP and/or PCQI experience and knowledge

  • Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related discipline (equivalent work experience will be considered)

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Experience working in agriculture, fresh produce supply chain, or retail space is a plus

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, traverse uneven surfaces, and work in refrigerated spaces

  • Conversational Spanish language skills preferred


  • a skilled verbal and written communicator

  • able to organize findings and communicate complex analysis in  simple and concise manner

  • highly organized with excellent time management skills and a proactive, results-driven orientation

  • eager to learn, build, and grow within an expanding organization

  • excited to roll up their sleeves and wear multiple hats to get the job done

  • able to meet deadlines with minimal oversight

  • strong at problem-solving and critical thinking

  • committed to lasting food system change

 Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • 401(k)

  • Employee Discount

  • Paid Time Off

  • Volunteer Time Off

Row 7 is committed to centering equity and justice in our work and community. We encourage LGBTQIA+, BIPOC candidates and members of other historically marginalized groups to apply.

To apply: Please share a joint cover letter and resume, as well as two to three references. [Note: Please combine information into a single document before submitting.]

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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