I'm new to being a QA & FS manager. I've worked in QA for 7 years as a tech and various of other functions as well as a microbiologist. I've started for an upstart granola company that has no groundwork laid for any QA at all and they need to get SQF certified for a big client they want to acquire.
I started in late February of this year and have laid the groundwork for forms, SoPs, some SQF/HAACP programs and a few other basic foundational things for QA.
I'm literally the only employee here of about 20 that has any QA experience and I'm responsible for everything QA&FS related and I'm the only one! I've taken a Basic HAACP training and the SQF implementation training this past month. I'm looking forward to this challenge but also a little overwhelmed to be completely honest. I haven't dealt with a lot of QA stuff on the managerial side or have I developed any of these plans. I came from the vitamin and pharma industry in my last QA job and I am leaning on that experience to hopefully help me here in the Food industry now.
I look forward to gathering as much knowledge as possible because I'm going to need it!! So glad to be here!