Analyze and implement legal and corporate requirements regarding Produce Quality Assurance. This position will not only be responsibility for performing inspections of all inbound fresh produce and all fresh produce in inventory as required on a daily basis, for the Phoenix PRC, but will also be involved in the training, support and coverage at other locations at key times.
+ Develop, schedule and direct implementation through Produce Inspector(s)/Quality Control and date checks by category/temp zone necessary to insure shipment of dated product within SOP.
+ Ensure compliance with all Standard Operating Procedures pertaining to receiving, storage, and shipping of fresh produce. Address necessary changes with management.
+ Evaluate and problem solve concerns and occurrences daily with sales force to ensure quality of fresh produce to our customers.
+ Work with Inventory Control to assure necessary slot and status adjustments.
+ Provide technical advice and training to produce inspector(s) with regard to inspections by FDA, USDA, and USF corporate auditors.
+ Assist in the implementation of corporate initiatives such as the Ready-to-Eat program.
+ Responsible for adherence to corporate mandated GMPs/SOPs.
+ Assist Division’s Recall Coordinator in implementing the corporate recall program; respond to recall or withdrawal announcements in order to ensure necessary corrective action is taken.
+ Participate in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints.
+ Train receivers on proper perishable product handling and receiving.
+ Work with Category Management to ensure quality standards are maintained.
+ Oversee execution of customer specific date and quality checks as needed.
+ Train night crew loaders on proper methods of protecting produce from the elements. (Physical damage, heat, or cold). Ensure proper rotation of product by training warehouse associates and inspecting perishable items daily.
+ Perform inspections of inbound fresh produce loads as required.
+ Perform inspections of all fresh produce in inventory as required
+ This role requires approximately 50% travel during the off-season.
# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status
Four year college degree or equivalent combination of experience and training.
Minimum 5 years Supervisory experience in Produce or other Perishable Receiving and Inspection. Knowledge of USDA Grades and Standards Required.
**Primary Location:** Phoenix-AZ
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Food Safety
**Job Level:** Manager
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.