Director QA/Food Safety External
Suppliers Job - Buffalo,
Date: Jun 24, 2016
Location: Buffalo, NY, US, 14213
Company: Rich Products
Rich Products Corporation is a family-owned global food
company defined by innovation and an unparalleled commitment to treating its
customers, associates, and communities the same way… Like Family.
The Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety for External
Suppliers provides the focus and leadership for Global External Supply in the
area of Food Safety and QA required to deliver on the organization’s
strategic priorities. This person will develop and execute the strategic
plans for external supply , consistent with the
Rich's Vision (including Food Safety and Quality Assurance).
- Develops both short and long
range business plans for global external supply based on company
strategic objectives. Communicates these plans to executive management.
Obtains and deploys resources (people, budget) necessary to accomplish
- Develops global external supply
Food Safety and Quality policy and/or changes which will optimize
performance that support supply chain initiatives.
- Develops and directs the
implementation of the global Food Safety and Quality Assurance
requirements for all Suppliers and External Mfg
of Rich Products Corporation.
- Directs the global Food
Safety/Quality assessments of Suppliers and External supply to determine
selection, approval and monitoring programs.
- Defines and implements global
external supply Food Safety/Quality metrics. Drives improvement in
FS/QA performance across external supply.
- Contributing member of the
Global Procurement Steering team and PCT (Product Category Teams).
Assists in establishing and implementing the strategic direction of the
- Leads guides, coaches /mentors
and develops staff of 5 FS/QA associates, ensuring performance,
development and career plans are in place.
- Ensures Associates understand
the business group plans, the link with Rich’s business strategies and
the role of each associate in accomplishing these plans.
- Liaison with key customers to
support customer intimacy.
- Monitors emerging food safety
issues, regulatory trends as it relates to external supply that impacts
- Acts as a leader in the
technical community for specific scientific or regulatory discipline.
Enhances the stature of the discipline though benchmarking, sharing of
knowledge, identifying opportunities for greater application of findings
and supporting legislative /and or lobbying initiatives.
- Establishes Quality and Food
Safety objectives for global strategic alliances with key suppliers.
- BS in Food Science or related
- 15 – 20 years progressive
quality assurance and food safety experience with a minimum of 5 years
at a senior level position
- 10 of the 15 years of
experience must be in a decision making position (authority to define,
execute, or control project/processes and to be responsible for the
- In depth working knowledge of
food processing, regulatory requirements, food preservation, food borne
illness, food allergies, pest management, sanitary design, sanitation
and food microbiology
- Certified HACCP trainer, Good
Manufacturing Practices Trainer, and ability to develop, deliver and
evaluate quality and food safety training programs
- Ability to establish
statistical process controls
- Ability to identify and
recommend corrective action and continuous process improvement
- Knowledge of specifications,
calibration and process capability
- Skilled in conducting facility
audits and assessing quality and food safety system performance
- Ability to effectively
implement quality initiatives
- Relentless dedication to
product quality, thoroughness, detail and consistency
- Personal computer skills with
ability to use Microsoft Office programs and statistical software
- Global travel up to 25%
Rich Products Corporation provides equal employment
opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rich Products Corporation
complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in
employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Nearest Major Market: Buffalo
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