Food Safety and Quality Control Manager

Website Preferred Popcorn

A 100% Farmer-Owned Company

Preferred Popcorn is a worldwide leader in the popcorn industry. We have a 22-year history as a family oriented company that operates on integrity and trust. We are looking for a key person to join our team in a multi-faceted role as a Food Safety and Quality Control Manager. This job will be attractive to a self-motivated, organized professional, who is seeking an opportunity to lead an innovative business into the future.

Job Description

· Establish and enforce food safety/quality control policies for Preferred Popcorn

· Supervise and evaluate plant quality and food safety programs

· Supervise and enforce all food safety rules and regulations

· Oversee plant BRC and internal audit programs and auditing schedules

· Maintain BRC, Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, and NOP certifications

· Review equipment for food safety compliance

· Serve as support for HACCP Team Implementation Leaders

· Serve as PCQI(Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) for the company

· Become the resident expert on all quality and food safety programs/policies

· Work closely with plant, sales, marketing and CEO to resolve and document customer complaints

· Maintain all food safety and quality records and training

· Work with all Preferred Popcorn facilities in creating and maintaining food safety, quality, and occupational safety programs

· Travel requirements, 10% for audits of Preferred Popcorn facilities and visiting foreign and domestic customers

· Food Defense leader and trainer

· Provide orientation and training for new employees

· Other duties as assigned by the General Manager and/or CEO

· Other duties in support of the Safety Officer

  • Supervise and enforce occupational safety policies
  • Investigate near miss incidents, accidents, and OSHA recordable injuries
  • Assist in create of occupational safety policy and protocols
  • Assist in routine occupational safety documentation and training
  • Be familiar with OSHA and occupational safety regulations
  • Participate in Occupational Safety Team meetings
  • Perform monthly and quarterly occupational safety inspections as required


Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Safety/manufacturing or equivalent job experience

Experience: 5 years of experience in Food Safety/quality fields

Managerial experience preferred

Skills: Demonstrated leadership ability

Ability to motivate staff

Manage multiple tasks at the same time

Strong written and oral English skills

Computer skills in business software

Highly organized and detail oriented

Must be self-directed and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision

Must have excellent time management skills, be able to prioritize work, and problem solve

Represent the company to the public in a positive and friendly manner

Maintain a positive attitude and have ability to work well with others

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Food safety: 5 years (Preferred)

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