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Regional Director of Food Quality & Sanitation

Lansing, MI


Date Posted

Jan 24, 2016

Hiring Industry

Food & Beverage

Area(s) of Expertise

Food & Beverage

Total Compensation

$100K to $120K


5 - 7 years


Lansing, MI


Regional Director of Food Quality & Sanitation

Food Manufacturing

Food Safety SQF, HACCP, and GMP

ISO-9000, ISO-22000, TS-16949

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Summary:

The Regional Quality Director is responsible for leading, developing, and executing all aspects for quality and sanitation with customers, suppliers, local and corporate-wide employees within determined region. The incumbent is also responsible for training and mentoring members of the Quality, Food Safety and Sanitation departments within region. The position will support all the facilities within determined region. This position exists to ensure the food safety and sanitation of all products being produced and packaged at the facilities within determined region.

Job Duties:

∑       Responsible for assisting in the development and executing all aspects for quality and sanitation with customers, suppliers, local and corporate-wide employees and the manufacturing staff at facilities within the determined region.

∑       Responsible to be a resource for the creation and delivery of all key performance. indicators (KPIs) and objectives for the Food Safety and Quality departments.

∑       Develop, maintain and continuously improve on all standard operating procedures as they relate to our Food Safety and Quality programs within determined region.

∑       Act as liaison between and Customer QA representatives.

∑       Provide support for all customer visits.

∑       Assist in the management of the customer complaint process, which includes, but is not limited to conducting investigations and performing root cause analysis to eliminate further defects. Provide technical support to continuous improvement teams.

∑       Assist in the communication and implementation of any new products and product recalls. Provide disposition for held products and conduct MRB review.

∑       Provide leadership and direction during deviation reviews

∑       Ensure regulatory compliance adherence.

∑       Responsible for being an internal auditor and customer audit facilitator. Work closely with plant in preparation for all customer audits and SQF (or other external audits i.e. AIB).

∑       Partner with Corporate and local QA and Food Safety Management teams regarding corporate programs and best practices. Periodically conduct and/or coordinate technical training (allergen control, HACCP, GMP, Customer requirements).

∑       Work with Sanitation Leads on environmental monitoring programs,

∑       Other duties as identified or assigned by Vice President of QA and Food Safety.

∑       Manage and direct local document control teams

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

∑       Company  procurement, products and production processes

∑       Knowledge and experience with SAP

∑       Demonstrated proficiency in advanced quality statistics, measurement systems analysis and continuous improvement required.

∑       Experience in an ISO work environment a plus.

∑       Strong understanding of SQF and its implementation is required. SQF Practitioner certification is a plus.

∑       Experience working with quality systems, ISO-9000, ISO-22000, TS-16949, AS-9100 and SQF required.

∑       Maintaining harmonious relationships and effectively communicating with all customers, suppliers, local and corporate-wide employees.

∑       Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical ability, leadership strength and ability to effectively work with all levels of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

         Bachelor's degree in business/science-related field is required

         Post-graduatedegree a plus.

1.     Five (5)  to Seven (7) years of related work experience, including experience managing and leading a quality and food safety staff in the Food Industry.

2.     American Society for Quality Certification, such as CQE, CQM status is a plus.

3.     Must be detailed-oriented, have strong self-confidence and leadership skills and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

4.     Must be able to uphold Companyís mission, vision and values on a daily basis.

5.     MS Office Suite, Excel, Power Point (SAP a plus)


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