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Quality Coordinator – Kitchener

Full time + Kitchener, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.


Quality Coordinator – Kitchener

This role will be based out of our Kitchener manufacturing facility and will be responsible for quality activities on the afternoon shift, in addition to supporting the overall development and maintenance of the site Quality Systems. The successful applicant for this opportunity has knowledge of SQF and/or other GFSI, knowledge of HACCP, is a strong communicator, highly organized, and capable of working independently or in a team environment. This role will also include any ad-hoc activities required of the Quality Department and may require work on off-shifts as well.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Own site GMP program
  • Back up to Quality Systems (responsible for SQF, HACCP and PCQI)
  • Verify daily production batch documents
  • Perform and coach Technicians on daily and weekly quality testing
  • Maintain Quality and Sanitation Programs (i.e. recipe control, document control, allergen validations, EMP program, swabbing, etc..), complying to all Regulatory, Corporate and Customer requirements
  • Lead cross functional Food Safety Team, holding team members responsible for follow-up and corrective actions
  • Administer Hold and Recall programs
  • Host daily Food Review, and participate in Daily Production Meeting where required
  • Investigate and respond to all critical consumer complaints and provide monthly statistical data


Essential Skills and Qualifications: 

  • College or Bachelor degree in Food Science Technology/Engineering or related field
  • 3 – 5 years relevant working experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Broad range of experience with Operational Systems and GMP Programs
  • Strong knowledge of SQF or similar GFSI programs
  • HACCP and Food Safety practical and theoretical knowledge
  • PCQI (Preventive Controls Quality Individual)
  • 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
  • Ability to multi-task
  • 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 22, 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.