Quality & Consumer Safety Manager

Locust Grove, GA /
Operations – Farm Quality & Food Safety /
/ On-site
At Bowery, we’re making wildly delicious food more accessible to everyone. Driven by our proprietary end-to-end technology, our farms are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.

We have 5 farms in operation (including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms) and we’re just getting started. We’re backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt capital, and our products are sold in over 1,400 locations.

Working at Bowery is more than just a job. It’s a chance to make a global impact with first-of-its-kind technology and ridiculously good food. We’re always looking for passionate minds to grow (and eat) with us! Ready to make a real difference? Join us. We’d love to have you here.  

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About The Role:
Bowery Farming is seeking a  Quality Excellence Manager who will drive the implementation of the quality and consumer safety management system across our technologically advanced & industry-leading farms. You will operate in a dynamic, growing multidisciplinary environment with operations, engineers, computer scientists, agricultural scientists, retail, and other functions, and your work will meaningfully impact the evolution of the indoor agriculture industry. You will lead multiple small teams of farm-based quality professionals for a subset of farms and you will report to the Head of Quality & Consumer Safety.

What You’ll Do:

    • Lead implementation projects to ensure consumer safety, improve product quality, regulatory and GFSI compliance
    • Support the farm-based quality teams to execute the day-to day quality management activities across multiple farms
    • Define critical metrics, building scorecards and designing, implementing and maintaining an automated reporting system with Bowery Technology team for securely recording and preserving required test results, audit findings and other data and information
    • Lead quality risk assessments and HACCP studies and develop mitigations as the foundation for consumer safety and quality
    • Lead implementation projects to ensure consumer safety, regulatory and comprehensive GFSI audit requirements
    • Lead external GFSI compliant annual certification of Bowery farms (SQF)
    • Conduct pre-audits in preparation for external certifications and lead gap closures
    •  Provide technical expertise to assist in the implementation of new products and processes at Bowery farms
    • Participate in Quality Incident Management process (including recalls) providing guidance on action resolution, and the reporting and replication of lessons learned
    • Provide training and coaching on quality standards and consumer safety requirements to the Bowery Operations team at the farms
    • Promote a culture of world class quality assurance with consumer safety at the heart in a continuous improvement environment 

Who You Are:

    • You will have relevant experience in quality, regulatory compliance, manufacturing or R&D in the FMCG, pharmaceutical or medical devices industries. Food industry experience is a bonus
    • You should possess a HACCP, GFSI compliant auditor or PCQI certificate and be proficient in quality auditing (if possible)
    • You are very knowledgeable of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and other relevant strategies like PDCA - Plan Do Check Act 
    • You have a strong understanding of risk assessment-driven consumer safety plans, hazard analyses, testing protocols, and other controls
    • You have a strong understanding of cleaning and sanitation concepts
    • You are fluent with process control, data analysis and reporting
    • You are able to lead independently in a dynamic startup environment
    • You are able to independently identify improvement opportunities and activate solutions
    • Able to travel between multiple farms as needed

Who We Are:

    • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included, and empowered to reach their full potential 
    • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core 
    • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists, and activators 
    • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
    • We are excited to hear from you!
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We have a lot of folx at Bowery that perform these jobs across different levels. Based on the way this job has been planned, we think the salary will be $90,000. If this role is of interest to you, you should apply no matter what. You can trust us to make an assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you.