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QA Compliance Specialist

Full Time + Seattle, Washington

Dare Foods Limited, is a leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of quality biscuits, crackers, fine breads, and snacks, including the Madrona brand originally founded in Tukwila Washington.  We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual with a strong passion for food and quality to join our Tukwila, Washington Manufacturing team.

QA Compliance Specialist

Reporting to the Director of Quality (based in Toronto) and indirectly to the Plant Manager, you will oversee quality and food safety activities at the Tukwila facility. The successful applicant for this opportunity has knowledge of BRC and/or other GFSI schemes, knowledge of HACCP/HARPC, is a strong communicator, highly organized, and capable of working independently and in a team environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Represent the Tukwila site as a member of the Dare Quality Community to share best practices, drive continuous improvement in Quality Programs, and learn together
  • Manage Quality and Food Safety Management Programs (BRC, HACCP / HARPC, Process Controls, Prerequisite and Supportive Programs) complying to all Regulatory, GFSI, Corporate and Customer requirements
  • Responsible for site certification programs: Kosher, Halal, Organic, Non-GMO, and Gluten Free
  • Lead cross functional Food Safety Team
  • Manage CAPA, Hold and Release, and Recall Programs
  • Manage customer complaint program, investigating and implementing corrective actions, and communicating findings and corrections to customers
  • Complete customer information request packets as requested
  • Lead quality related education and training of site employees
  • Manage multisite State and Federal license renewals (Food Processing, Food Storage, and Bioterrorism)
  • Support Supplier and Raw Material Approval and Monitoring Program
  • Participate in Tukwila related innovation projects ensuring Quality is built into every project
  • Share out news and Quality performance results during reviews with company leadership
  • Act as a plant Safety and Quality Culture Ambassador


Essential Skills and Qualifications
  • College or Bachelor degree in Food Science Technology/Engineering or related field
  • Preference will be given to those with 1-2 years relevant working experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Broad range of experience with Operational Systems and GMP Programs
  • Strong knowledge of BRC or similar GFSI program
  • HACCP certification and Food Safety practical and theoretical knowledge
  • PCQI, Preventive Controls Quality Individual (maintained every 5 years)
  • Trained Internal Auditor
  • Strong technical writing skills, with experience developing Quality Programs
  • Knowledge of the principles of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing would be considered an asset
  • A history of meeting and exceeding challenging performance goals; a desire to “win”
  • Ability to perform tasks effectively both individually and as a member of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong skills in Word, Excel to manage and analyze quality data


We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by May 29, 2024 quoting the appropriate position title to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).


Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply directly to the email below by the deadline indicated.

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