TMA | QA/QC Manager

Quality Robbinsville, New Jersey


Who We Are

TMI began in a 3,000 ft2 noodle factory in New York's Chinatown district in 1989 with the mission of creating fresher and better tasting noodles. Within 3 years the company expanded to a 22,000 ft2 facility in Brooklyn and eventually added dumplings and other Asian specialties to their product mix. In 2001, TMI Trading was added under the TMI umbrella with the commitment of sharing quality specialty foods from Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore,in the US market, and transforming them into household staples.

In late 2012, TMI became an affiliate of CJ Group through acquisition. Cheiljedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors—Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services.

Today, TMI employs over 300 people and occupies more than 200,000 ft2 in Brooklyn. It is comprised of the brands Twin Marquis, Chef One, and Tang's Natural, each specializing in its own category of goods. Twin Marquis and Chef One are both successful and highly influential brands in the US East Coast Asian food markets, with Twin Marquis specializing in noodles and dumpling wrappers, and Chef One famous for its dumplings. TMI's commitment to fresh, delicious ingredients and innovative product development has made them New York's leading Asian food company.

JOB PURPOSE:  The QA/QC Manager is responsible for ensuring compliance with all Good Manufacturing Procedures including all regulatory requirements, product quality, HACCP, e.t.c


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Regulatory Compliance
  • Manage, achieve, and maintain food/health related permits for manufacturing facilities (USDA, FDA, State, County, City)
  • Prevent, respond (corrective action/preventive action) and follow up to Government (Federal-USDA/FDA/e.t.c., State, County, City) violations
  • Create and manage HACCP (including seafood HACCP) / SOP/Policies/SSOP
  • Review technology transfer document and verify plant formula/spec/COA etc.
  • Coordinate and lead recalls
  • Provide support to marketing and R&D for the development of new products; approve ingredients, packaging labels (including USDA LSAS approvals)
  •  Quality System Management
  • Manage all quality initiatives of the USDA/FDA manufacturing facilities & warehouse
  • Lead and manage 3rd party audits such as FSSC 22000 silliker, Costco, e.t.c
  • Create and update quality programs to comply with USDA, FDA regulations and third party audit (GFSI, Child Nutrition Certification, and Food Safety Certifications)
  • Follow up on internal and external food quality/safety audits & report and track corrective actions
  1. Supplier Control
  • Create and update as necessary supplier/co-packer auditing program and manage quality systems for co-packers/suppliers (ingredient/packaging suppliers/chemicals/pest control/ e.t.c)
  1. Product quality/food safety
  • Create and manage product specifications to comply regulations and customer needs
  • Manage and operate standard for quality/food safety analysis with internal or 3rd party lab
  • Makes collaborative food safety and quality decisions regarding ingredient, raw product, in-process product and finished product conformance 
  1. Customer Complaints
  • Facilitates investigation and corrective actions in response to customer and consumer product quality and food safety related questions and complaints
  • Assist with related corrective action plans and implementation as necessary
  1. Supervisory duties
  • Manage department staff; hire, train and assign responsibilities to the staff and impose disciplinary action

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or science based program preferred
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in food quality fields/audited food manufacturing sites/HACCP certified (USDA facility QA or QC experience preferred)
  • Experience in Asian foods or trained in GFSI is a big plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Bilingual in English/Korean or English/Spanish is a BIG plus