Food Quality Director

Category: 
Manufacturing & Engineering
Job Location: 
Midwest

Are you ready for your “next step up” in your career in the Food Quality industry in the Midwest?   Are you an “on the floor” and “hands on” type of Quality professional under SQF and HACCP guidelines?  Our client—a North American leader of Food & Beverage products-- is in the process of a huge expansion of their Quality team. If you would like to grow your career and be part of a successful team, then you could be what our client is looking for!  This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company that offers a relocation package, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to: sfregien@pointonerecruiting.com

 

Summary:

Develops, implements, and coordinates product assurance program to prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.  The Director of Quality Assurance will report to the Chief Operating Officer as their immediate contact person. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Analyzes, evaluates, and presents information concerning factors such as business situations, production capabilities, manufacturing problems, economic trends, and design and development of new products for consideration by other members of management team.

Suggests and debates alternative methods and procedures in solving problems and meeting changing market opportunities.

Cooperates with other top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures, and goals.

Develops initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance program to delineate areas of responsibility, personnel requirements, and operational procedures within program.

Evaluates contents of reports from product assurance program department heads and confers with top management personnel preparatory to formulating fiscal budget for product assurance program.

Conducts management meetings with product assurance program department heads to establish, delineate, and review program organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.

Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures.

Visits and confers with representatives of material and component vendors to obtain information related to supply quality, capacity of vendor to meet orders, and vendor quality standards.

Confers with engineers about quality assurance of new products designed and manufactured products on market to rectify problems.

Responsibility and authority to oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF 2000 System.

Responsible to ensure as  the SQF Practitioner that all Pre-requisite programs, Food Safety Plans, Food Quality Plan is validated, verified and implemented.

Reviews technical publications, articles, and abstracts to stay abreast of technical developments in industry. Over see the training of employees in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP’s), HACCP, sanitation, SOP’s, safety, SQF 2000 Systems requirements.

Over see the preparation, implementation, and training of employees on Food Safety Guidelines.

Over see and review all process documetation (production and quality).

Over see the training of employees in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP’s), HACCP, sanitation, SOP’s, safety, SQF 2000 Systems requirements.

Over see the preparation, implementation, and training of employees on Food Safety Guidelines.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                     

Manages two subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 14 employees in the Quality Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises two non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Education, Training, & Experience:

Master's Degree in Food Science or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and expereince. 

Training for the position of Director of Quality will consist of the same training that new hires receive i.e. HACCP, Retort, SQF 2000 Systems, Food Safety and Pest Control.  (This training will take up to (6) months to sufficiently cover all the items listed above).

Experinece for this position will need a minimum of 7 years in Quality with SQF/ISO/QS background at least 2-years at a management level. 

Problem solving is a must along with correcting and preventitive actions experience 

Preventive actions experience.

Must have a Food Safety certificate be able to deal with day to day problems and Customer Satisfactions, along with delegating and overseeing daily operations of the Quality department.

 

 

Recruiter Name: 
Scott Fregien
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 221

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