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Compliance Manager - Full Time

ARMADA - East Point, GA

Posted on 08/14/19 (Ref: )

Compliance Manager - East Point, GA - ARMADA

Compliance Manager


Manage, document, and review the Quality Assurance, Safety, and Environmental programs for Armada's warehouse operations. This includes development, implementation, coordination and effectiveness measurement of company-wide and customer policies and processes that pertain to these areas.


Act as site SQF Practitioner:

  • Act as Food Safety Plan Team Leader at the Hub. Lead the implementation of the Food Safety Plan at the Hub Warehouse. Take part in, at minimum annual corporate Food Safety Plan review.

  • Review and analyze the effectiveness of the ARMADA quality, safety, and environmental programs in order to identify areas of improvement and compliance with internal and customer requirements. Suggest and document corrective actions as appropriate.

  • Daily review and verification of food safety and quality related monitoring records (CTM/QIP). Initiate corrective actions and identify areas where additional training is needed.

  • Perform daily operational inspection of food safety/quality systems, safety, and recycling programs. Initiate corrective actions and identify areas where additional training is needed.

  • Manage corrective actions at the facility and generate report of their status.

  • Engage in monthly meetings to discuss food safety and quality pertaining to their facility.

  • Counsel employees on following all food safety, quality, safety, and environmental SOPs.

  • Maintain site specific documentation on the corporate portal.

  • Review and update Food Defense Plan to meet current regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain site specific crisis management contacts.

  • As a recall team member, support twice per year mock recall exercises.

  • Review, update, and train all employees on quality/food safety programs (SQF, Silliker, QIP, etc), environmental system, safety, and internal operational audits to ensure compliance with government, customer and ARMADA policies and procedures. Insuring new employees and temps receive appropriate training before hitting the floor.

  • Act as Safety Lead:

    • Lead the ongoing implementation of the Safety Program.

    • Hold monthly safety meeting with the site Safety Team.

    • Perform daily operational inspection to verify conformance to the safety program.

    • Accident reporting and reporting during monthly safety call.

  • Act as ISO 14001 EMS Manager:

    • Verify internal audits are performed per the documented audit plan.

    • Manage corrective actions at the facility and generate report of their status.

    • Support the site ISO Lead in completing required program documentation and reporting requirements.

    • Manage environmental documentation on the portal.

    • Perform daily operational inspections to verify conformance to the recycling program.

  • Coordinate creation and updating of standard operating procedures for all related quality, safety, environmental, business continuity plans and regulatory programs.

  • Maintain relative job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities as suggested by Corporate Management.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Weekly verification of food safety and quality related monitoring records and providing feedback to Operations and driving corrective actions for non-compliance

  • Performing the monthly site inspection and driving correction actions for all findings identified.

  • Working with Ops Managers to ensure that Operators are trained and performing in compliance with QS programs. Training support for new employees and refresher at minimum annually and as needed

  • Verifying site specific corrective actions are completed and implemented to foster continuous improvement with QS programs

  • Development of site specific processes to improve compliance with QS programs

  • Driving safety programs within the facility and reporting on results during the monthly safety meeting

  • Ensuring that ISO 14001 internal audits are being completed as scheduled and corrective actions are being completed and implemented for continuous improvement.

  • Ensuring sustainability data is accurately entered into Credit 360 and the Armada Scorecard.

Daily Responsibilities:

Checking for compliance and driving implementation of QS programs. Working on the warehouse floor to identify non-compliance and provide support to Operations Managers and operators through verbal communication and training.

  • Continuous temperature monitoring system (PIMM) operating within specification, and if not manual temperature monitoring is being performed.

  • QIP being completed for each inbound temperature controlled load

  • Product staging on the cold dock is performed within what is permitted by documented procedure. Manual temperatures are taken as required for product staged longer than permitted by procedure.

  • Verifying operational compliance to GWPs, Housekeeping/Sanitation, Pest Control, Damaged Product Areas, and Product Holds.

  • Operational safety inspection and verification that forklift inspections are being completed.

  • Recycling program is being followed.


Education and Experience Requirement


  • 2-5 years demonstrated success in Quality Assurance or similar technical background


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Science, Food Science or Operations Management.

Language and Technical Skills requirement:

  • Advanced HACCP training within the past 3 years

  • GFSI Training (SQF, BRC, IFS-Logistics)

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Solid understanding of food safety/quality, environmental, and employee safety programs and concepts.

  • Strong background in web based software programs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal and relationship management skills.

Phyical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is usually performed in an office environment with normal noise levels. Involves prolonged sitting, and computer usage.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required. Its contents imply no contractual obligation and may be changed by the company at any time.

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