Quality Assurance Supervisor

Burlington, NJ
Quality Assurance /
Full-time /
Thistle was founded in 2013 with a mission to make it easy to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. We deliver delicious, ready-to-eat plant-forward meals, snacks, and cold press juices to our customers’ doorsteps to empower our customers to improve personal and planetary health by eating more plants. To date we’ve delivered over 20 million nourishing meals to customers across the West and East Coast and we’re just getting started! The San Francisco Business Times named us one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area in 2023.Inc. awarded us Best in Business in 2022 among companies that “go above and beyond” in both food and sustainability sectors, and recognized us in the 2024 Inc. Regionals list of the fastest-growing companies in America by region.

The Quality Assurance Supervisor will oversees aspects of Quality Management Systems, Regulatory Compliance, 3rd Party Food Safety certifications, and Customer Safety & Satisfaction. The person in this role is responsible for training and managing QA Teach and Sanitation Associates. The QA Supervisor is responsible for conducting audits in accordance with food safety and quality management systems. They will collaborate with teams to generate and implement key initiatives aimed at protecting and enhancing the quality of food products at Thistle. The Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for overseeing standardized quality control checks to ensure they meet the required legal and company standards for safety and quality. This role is required to maintain calibrations, monitor equipment, check product integrity, and identify areas for quality control improvement.

This role is 100% onsite in Burlington, NJ.

What you'll do:

    • Hire, train, evaluate, assign work, and supervise QA and Sanitation associates.
    • Ensures Quality Assurance department functions efficiently and accurately, and complies with set company standards including GMP’s, HACCP guidelines and food safety processes.
    • Document, review, and approve all relevant food safety and quality documentation(manuals, procedures, SSOPs, HACCP, Pre-requisite programs etc.)
    • Ensure Quality Management Systems and Food Safety programs comply with the regulatory requirements and 3rd party food safety standards (local, state, federal, GMP, SQF)
    • Assist with Supplier and Co-packer Approval, Verification, and Monitoring programs including new supplier qualification processes and onboarding
    • Oversee chemical approval program
    • Ensure allergen program, allergen declaration per recipe, and labeling requirements are met 
    • Conduct internal audits to monitor food quality, processes, facilities, and quality systems.
    • Conduct pre-operational line inspections and residual swabs.
    • Calibrate critical equipment- thermometers, pH meters, scales etc.
    • Oversee environmental testing program

What you'll bring:

    • BA/BS Degree in Biology, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Microbiology, or related field.
    • 3+ years of experience and knowledge of food safety programs are required.
    • At least 2+ years of supervisory experience in a food safety environment
    • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Well-developed organization and time management skills.
    • Food Handlers Certification (state appropriate equivalent)
$73,000 - $85,000 a year
The salary range for this role is $73k - $85k and represents the company's good faith minimum and maximum range at the time of the posting. The actual compensation offered to a candidate will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location.
Our Team:
We are mission-driven and share a growth mindset. We let our values guide the way we approach crafting our healthy products, solving problems, and working collaboratively together. As a Thistler, you'll help transform the health of people and the planet by living our core values every day.
Be Human: We’re always willing to learn and aim to empower the people around us. 
Think Bigger: We’re here to do more today than we did yesterday, and we figure it out together.  
Build the Future: We tackle every day with the positive attitude of someone who can see the future and knows how bright it is. 
Make a Lot with a Little: We get creative and look for ways our resources can take us as far as possible.
Lead with Purpose: We use our mission to guide our decisions and give our work meaning. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we do our best and most impactful work when we feel we are represented and belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.