Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager Job at Sakara Life, New York State

  • Sakara Life
  • New York State

Job Description

Sakara Life is a mission-driven, premium wellness brand helping people nourish themselves by providing ready-to-eat nutrition programs, functional products, and unique content to clients nationwide. We are seeking smart, passionate, ambitious, and hardworking team players that share our passion for health & well-being. You will be responsible for “turning thoughts into things” and helping manifest the future of Sakara. 

As the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager , you will play an important role in managing all FSQA activities and programs at the facility level, serving as the management representative for all applicable areas within quality and product food safety to ensure that we satisfy our customers, comply with local/state/federal and regulatory requirements, and continuously improve our systems, processes, and culture. 

You’ll love this role if: You’re incredibly organized, detail oriented and have a drive for “getting things done!” You have a “no job too small” mentality with an ability to effectively and professionally interface with Sakara team members and external partners.



  • Maintain safety, quality and regulatory compliance for food products, adhering to local, state, and federal environmental, SQF, and food safety regulations. 
  • Manage the hourly sanitation team and enhance strategic sanitation programs and processes to ensure the facility meets sanitation standards.
  • Champion and provide direction to the high-performing quality and food safety culture as required by means of audits, training, coaching and consultations. 
  • Support investigations into any customer or consumer complaints related to food safety and quality assurance.
  • Maintain standard and effectiveness for third party partners: pest control and overnight third-party sanitation. Responsible for invoices. 
  • Organize food safety training documentation, execute trainings, and monitor effectiveness of training programs for production team.
  • Verify, validate, and maintain documentation as required by our food safety management standard.
  • Assess raw material and finished good suppliers to ensure the quality and regulatory compliance is never jeopardized and work closely with department managers to ensure effective implementation of new products or new practices.
  • Generate reports describing Quality Assurance KPIs, activities, trends, and expenditures as well as communicate findings and action plans to necessary/appropriate parties.
  • Coordinate relevant physical, chemical, and microbiological tests on raw materials, finished products, and environmental per specifications.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferred in chemistry, biology, food science, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5+ years working in food manufacturing or in the restaurant industry, with experience in HACCP, SQF, GFSI, FDA and/or NYS audits. Organic experience a plus.
  • Preventative Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) with knowledge of retail and manufacturing regulatory requirements.
  • Highly organized with excellent documentation management and prioritization skills.
  • Multi-tasker who is multi-faceted and able to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Act, at all times, with the highest level of character and personal integrity, including demonstrating decorum and professionalism with respect to various confidential matters in the department.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.
  • Solutions-oriented, team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Adaptability and flexibility (including with respect to working additional hours as needed).

This is a full time role based at our production facility in LIC. This role will be required to be in the office, Monday through Friday.

The compensation range for this role is $80,000 - $105,000 annually.

Sakara Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their  race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Local area, Night shift, Monday to Friday,

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