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Quality & Compliance Specialist

Company: Green Thumb Industries
Location: Paterson
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Role
The purpose of this position is to ensure the successful quality and compliance management operations at our Paterson, NJ cultivation facility. This position is to ensure through process performance audits that all raw ingredients, raw materials, packaging, and finished products comply with all applicable regulations and meet or exceed the customer's expectations and to take action when predefined standards are not met. This position will also help manage product quality tracking systems, FDA standards, internal and external audits, etc. The goal for this role is to ensure compliance with all Green Thumb corporate operating procedures, as well as applicable federal, state, county, and municipal laws, regulations, ordinances, and regulations.
Responsibilities


Partner with management to lead quality initiatives that develop and maintain a high performing, scalable, and compliant quality system
Perform or oversee routine audits of compliance processes to assure accuracy and thoroughness of completion
Participate in and facilitate state regulatory compliance inspections, investigate, and resolve compliance concerns, issues, or violations
Conducts weekly compliance risk assessments and identifies potential areas of vulnerability and risk, develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid recurrence of same or similar issues in the future
Annual inventory planning and summary generation for DOA/ISP submission
Label/packaging review and approval adhering to regulatory requirements
Works with Quality and Compliance Manager to identify all legal and regulatory requirements and legislative updates applicable to all the site's business lines and keeps up to date in changes of the regulatory requirements
Provides guidance on various departments regarding compliance issues and implementation of new compliance requirements with respect to regulatory and contractual requirements
Conduct research on compliance topics, including but not limited to privacy, federal regulations, state laws and related publications for known risk areas
Ensures that compliance issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated, and resolved
Work with department leaders to troubleshoot any deficiencies that surface, to ensure issues get rectified quickly with high standard
Analyze facility trends to assess potential areas of continued non-compliance
Routinely reviews monthly corporate QA/QC documentation and assures that all areas of concern are addressed appropriately according to corporate policy and regulatory standards
Assist production personnel in the investigation of root causes and corrective action of internal rejects, corrective/preventive action, preventive control points, and customer complaints.
Continually study the existing quality system and make recommendations for improvements.
Perform assigned Quality Inspections
Perform improvement projects as identified.
Collect quality data and report metrics to management.
Monitors compliance to established Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidance.
Expected to adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect product safety, product quality or personnel safety.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
May make decisions and perform the job responsibilities of the Quality & Compliance Manager in their absence.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field required, Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field preferred
3+ years of regulatory compliance management including interfacing with regulators and inspectors
5+ years work experience with a proven track record of building and developing QA/QC processes and systems
Must have the knowledge and skills required to work in a fast paced and challenging environment
Must be able to work variable day shifts dependent on business need
Knowledge of the GMP, HACCP and Environmental sanitation programs
Experience with SQF, ISO, GMP, ASQ, HACCP, PCQI or similar certification experience preferred
QMS auditor or similar certification preferred
Possess a strong knowledge of sanitary design, specification, and implementation of food\pharmaceutical processing systems
Ability to deliver specific organizational goals and effectively develop, grow, and manage a diverse multisite team to achieve objectives
Track record of engaging teams and creating a collaborative culture
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Exceptional computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)
Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset

Additional Requirements

  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Must possess valid driver's license
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry

Keywords: Green Thumb Industries, Paterson , Quality & Compliance Specialist, Other , Paterson, New Jersey

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