Synergy Flavors, INC.

  • Quality Compliance Analyst

    Job Locations US-IL-Wauconda
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/2/2018 8:48 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Compliance Analyst will support quality and food safety compliance for multiple manufacturing sites. This position will assist with facility inspections, auditing internal and external sites, and maintaining quality and food safety compliance. The role has responsibility for maintaining HACCP, Food Safety Plans (FSMA), GMP, and SQF compliance.


    • Responsible for understanding and complying with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. SQF)
    • Responsible for undertaking the responsibilities of a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual as outlined under the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation. Including the preparation of a Food Safety Plan, the validation of Preventive Controls, the Review of Records and the Reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan.
    • Responsible for up-dating and the continuous review of existing Food Safety plans to incorporate current GMP, Process Preventive Controls, Allergen Preventive Controls, Sanitation Preventive Controls and Supply Chain Applied Controls.
    • Responsible for leading the Food Safety (Preventative Controls) team in the evaluation and implementation of controls on all biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated hazards to our foods. This should also include consideration for the development of defect action limits, hygienic zoning and adequate by-product controls.
    • Responsible for conducting training employees to effectively perform their Food Safety responsibilities.
    • Responsible for implementation, documentation, control, and maintenance of a detailed Quality Management, including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Preventative Controls (PC), and reassessment.
    • Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements and effectively communicating with customers as requested.
    • Responsible for investigating customer/vendor complaints using root cause analysis, determining corrective actions and preventive measures, responding to complaints in the required timeframe, and analyzing complaint trends.
    • Manage Customer, Corporate and Internal quality audits including SQF system. Coordinates corrective and preventive actions plans with Quality and Food Safety manager and Operations team, ensuring CAR's are completed, effectiveness is verified and audits are closed. Provides insights through external audits/inspections to other facilities.
    • Develop, drive, and continually improve a comprehensive quality program as defined by the Synergy Flavors Company Quality Policies.
    • Assist the QA Manager with leading all company Quality initiatives and Quality audits locally
    • Performs complex quality floor audits and/or floor inspections.
    • Provides quality evaluation and release of support materials, products, equipment and facilities as required.
    • Assists with development/ writing of SOPs or other quality documents and/or reports as needed.
    • May serve as Quality liaison to the Quality and Food Safety Manager and/or quality host of customer audits; coordinates responses to customer audits.
    • Effectively performs a variety of duties, on schedule, with accuracy and competency.
    • Maintains accurate files and records.
    • Serves as an effective member of the Quality team and may serve as a mentor to other Quality employees in the area of expertise.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelors of Science in a related field such as Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or Food Science.
    • Five or more years of experience in quality assurance within clean (food, bev, pharma) manufacturing and two or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
    • Experience with HACCP, FSMA, SQF, BRC, AIB or equivalent Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) criteria.
    • Understanding of quality testing and standards within the food and beverage industry to include analytical, microbiological and sensory.
    • Effective communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action.
    • Solid problem solving abilities with the ability to coach and mentor others in this capacity.
    • Experience with QC related instruments such as pH meters, refractometer, densitometer, colorimeter, GC, water activity meter, and turbidimeter.
    • Previous flavor industry experience.
    • Demonstrated excellence in priority setting and execution skills. Proficient in MS Word and Excel.
    • Able to handle multiple priorities. Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff.
    • Discern sensory differences between tested flavors and flavor chemicals.


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