Something is up on the West Side of Santa Cruz California besides the world-famous surf. Santa Cruz Nutritionals (SCN), THE Gummy Innovator, has invested $95 Million in all aspects of the business to drive Breakthrough Growth. SCN is pioneering innovative solutions in vitamin, mineral and supplements including probiotics, calcium, joint health, sports nutrition, immunity, sleep formulas, and fiber gummies. SCN sells over 350 unique formulas of gummy products and launched over 50 new products in the past 12 months alone.
Santa Cruz Nutritionals is one of the top 3 private-sector employers in Santa Cruz County. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team to help accelerate our transformation and drive the next wave of growth.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Quality Assurance Specialist independently verifies process, product and systems against standards to determine compliance. Responsibilities include the completion of the four phases of an audit from preparation, through audit closure. Create and develop an improved internal auditing program. Manage the CAPA program, develop and present metrics to drive compliance. Drive Quality and Regulatory continuous improvement projects as requested.
Complete four phases of an audit, Preparation, Audit Performance, Audit Reporting and Audit follow-up and closure for both internal audits and customer/supplier audits.
Understand the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine QMS adequacy and deficiencies.
Audit internal documents, reports and systems for accuracy.
Analyze audit data to identify trends and issue reports to management.
Prepare/Support/Lead third party audits at facility, such as customer audits, NSF, Gluten Free, Kosher, SQF, GFCO etc.
Manage the CAPA program. Lead the CAPA Board meetings and ensure follow up on all CAPA’s to closure.
Develop and present metrics around audits and CAPA’s.
Utilize databases such as CAPA, complaints, and plant metrics etc. to optimize audits and strengthen continuous improvement opportunities resulting in cost savings or revenue enhancement.
Review and evaluate policies on a defined timescale.
Ensure audit records are complete and accurate.
Create/Edit SOPs and WI based upon audit findings as necessary.
Bachelor degree in food science or technology, biology, microbiology or other related disciplines.
3+ years of relevant experience within the dietary supplement, food, or pharmaceuticals fields, within a Quality Assurance/Quality Control role with responsibility for audits and CAPA’s.
Thorough knowledge of cGMP documentation requirements, and quality systems
Advanced skills with MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat
Knowledge of NSF, USP, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Organics Programs and relevant government regulations is preferred.
The ideal candidate will posses the following soft skills.
Action oriented to drive for results.
Demonstrated team player.
Effective communicator-both written and verbal.
Ability to manage and execute continuous improvement projects to meet deadlines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work in a stationary position, may move from one area to another, frequently operates a computer/office equipment, and frequently communicates with others. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move and/or lift or move up to 25 pounds.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status
Internal Number: 0002
About Santa Cruz Nutritionals
Headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA with operations in Montreal, Canada, Santa Cruz Nutritionals (SCN), THE Gummy Innovator has invested $95 Million in all aspects of the business to drive Breakthrough Growth.
SCN is pioneering innovative solutions in vitamin, mineral and supplements including probiotics, calcium, joint health, sports nutrition, immunity, sleep formulas, and fiber gummies. SCN sells over 350 unique formulas of gummy products and launched over 50 new products in the past 12 months alone.
With over 500 employees, Santa Cruz Nutritionals is one of the largest private-sector employers in Santa Cruz County. Our employees enjoy the beauty of Santa Cruz as we are located just blocks from the beach and Natural Bridges State Park. We offer a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Account, Company Match on 401K Plan, as well as, paid vacation and 12 Holidays. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team to help accelerate our transformation and drive the next wave of growth.
Santa Cruz Nutritionals is always looking for dynamic and detail-orientated individuals to join our team.