Regulatory and Quality Assurance Specialist

AP Professionals
June 27, 2024
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AP Professionals is partnering with a local food distributor seeking a Regulatory and Quality Assurance Specialist. The Regulatory and Quality Assurance Specialist ensures all food divisions meet FDA food regulations and customer standards for safety and quality. They engage with customers to understand their food safety needs and collaborate with suppliers to ensure regulatory compliance.  This company encourages a flexible work environment and has an annual bonus for all employees!


  • Administer the supplier approval program and other FSVP-related initiatives.
  • Evaluate food safety plans, HARPC, traceability, and recall plans.
  • Supervise product releases from global suppliers.
  • Address consumer complaints and manage out-of-spec products with effective resolutions.
  • Develop, update, and maintain various food safety programs.
  • Spearhead the Packaging Sustainability Program.
  • Coordinate and lead new product implementations and project meetings.
  • Aid in the development and review of product specifications.
  • Conduct physical and organoleptic evaluations of finished products.
  • Manage, draft, review, and approve quality/food safety documents from suppliers.
  • Participate in assigned projects, initiatives, or tasks.
  • Available for domestic and international travel (<20% of time).


  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, culinary arts, or similar field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).


  • At least 5 years of experience in food safety or QA/QC roles within the food industry.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal abilities, and time management proficiency.
  • Capable of collaborating effectively with team members across different locations.
  • Excellent communication and time management abilities.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities.
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