Food Safety and Quality Assurance Analyst

Elizabeth, NJ
Full Time
Gellert Global Group
Mid Level

Gellert Global Group consists of many of the leading North American food importing companies (Atalanta Corporation, Camerican International, Finica, Tipico Cheese Products) and has been importing food products for over 100 years. The combined revenues of GGG exceed $1.7 billion. GGG companies provide strength in sourcing, insurance, finance, logistics, food safety, and information technology, and supply the needs of retailers, distributors, food service chains, hotels, cruise lines, and food manufacturers alike.

GGG seeks a detail-oriented and proactive Food Safety and Quality Assurance Analyst to contribute to our success by working with our Food Safety and Quality Assurance team to ensure our foreign supply partners fully comply with all regulatory mandates and customers’ requirements.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Manage and maintain our Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program for assigned suppliers
  • Perform Supplier Risk Assessments and review Food Safety and Quality Assurance documents for assigned existing and potential suppliers
  • Audit foreign manufacturing facilities and perform verification activities
  • Work closely with foreign suppliers to resolve any food safety and/or quality control issues
  • Review 3rd party lab testing results and Certificates of Analysis specification and customer requirements
  • Coordinate with internal departments and assist with customer quality assurance and/or food safety documentation requirements
  • Resolve customer complaints; work with suppliers to find root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitor suppliers’ performance by regularly inspecting products, reviewing food quality and safety documents, and tracking customers’ feedback.
  • Create, update, and review product specifications; evaluate customer’s and supplier’s specifications to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct product evaluations for sensory, physical, and chemical analysis

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Biology
  • 2 -3 years experience in a similar role within the food industry
  • Experience with GFSI audit schemes
  • HACCP Certification preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of FSMA and FSVP requirements
  • Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and independently
  • Ability to travel (up to 15%) domestically and internationally

Our Benefits

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role.

  • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, Company-paid life, accident and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts
  • Wealth: Competitive pay, annual bonus opportunity, matching 401(k) with immediate vesting upon enrollment, generous employee referral program
  • Happiness:
    • Professional Growth: Online training courses, virtual and classroom development experiences, education assistance program
    • Work-Life Balance: Paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work schedules (subject to your location and role)
    • Team Building: Employee engagement and recognition programs, wellness, philanthropic and DE&I initiatives, Company-sponsored celebrations, and team-building events

The Gellert Global Group of companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. Gellert Global Group is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected].


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