FSQA Manager


About this role

About this role

We’re hiring a FSQA Manager for our client, a leading meat and plant-based protein company across Canada.

  • Provide FSQA site leadership and guidance to the FSQA team and to other functional groups on quality and food safety related opportunities and issues.
  • Contribute as a key member of the facility leadership team providing input on strategic decisions, continuous improvement and driving food safety culture.
  • Actively participate in recurring cross functional meetings including leadership reviews, foreign material prevention meetings, project meetings, sanitation meetings, HACCP team meetings, product development meetings and others as required.
  • Lead and/or support change management activities related to processes, programs and/or systems at the facility.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement within existing plant and corporate FSQA programs, lead and support the implementation of changes at the facility.
  • Lead the plant team during internal and external audits (e.g. CFIA, BRC, customers), including preparation activities and any required corrective actions and related communication.
  • Develop and advance relationships with regulatory bodies, customers, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead and facilitate Food Safety and Quality Risk Assessments for product development projects, and as required when food safety and/or quality concerns are identified.
  • Ensure timely resolution of any required corrective actions associated with audits and food safety or quality incidents.
  • Accountable for hold and release activities related to pathogen test programs, non-conformance incidents, etc.
  • Lead, coach and develop the facility’s FSQA team.
  • Using fact-based analysis, provide guidance and recommendations to improve the facility’s food safety and quality systems.
  • Ensure effective execution of all food safety and quality programs to meet corporate and customer food safety strategy & quality standards as well as all regulatory requirements.
  • Lead facility activities during any potential product recalls and withdrawals.
  • Lead investigations into consumer and customer complaints in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Develop, enhance, execute and champion HACCP as a key member of the HACCP team.
  • Ensure adherence to product specifications, establishing and assuring adherence to QMS governance, trend analysis of QMS performance (CQPs, CTQs, etc.) to identify, enable, and support implementation of process improvements as defined within QMS governance.
  • Manage the plant FSQA budget.



  • Minimum 7 years of experience leading a high performing FSQA team in a GFSI certified (BRC is an asset), regulated food manufacturing facility (RTE is an asset).
  • Ability to leverage exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to develop productive internal and external relationships
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HACCP, GFSI (BRC is an asset) requirements, relevant regulations.
  • Ability to set and prioritize goals and objectives and communicate these to peers, direct reports, and senior leadership.
  • Ability to use data to identify trends and proactively identify and implement corrective actions to mitigate and/or eliminate associated risks.
  • Detail-focused with exemplary organizational, analytical, and planning abilities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or a related discipline.



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Your consultant, Ksenia Mosends is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Ksenia Mosends
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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