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Senior Director of Quality 
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates 18 reviews - 
Dunmore, PA




Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is a national leader in the confectionary industry that manufactures and distributes exceptional chocolates. Founded in 1936, our business is financially strong and continues to grow.
We are currently seeking a Senior Director of Quality to join our Dunmore, PA facility. The successful candidate will plan, coordinate and direct the quality control/assurance and food safety program designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards by performing the following responsibilities personally or through department personnel. Ensure the quality of the products by enforcing SQF (food safety), GMP (general manufacturing practices), quality policy, and safety and sanitation regulations.
Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Monitors and supervises pest control activities and service contracts, environmental swabbing program, product inventory, raw material and production sampling, sanitation program, raw materials and finished products testing.
  • Supervises regulatory kosher affairs for the company.
  • Conducts or supervises monthly internal quality assurance audits in accordance with corporate standards and good manufacturing practices and monitors corrective actions.
  • Establishes new vendor contacts, raw material specifications, and vendor requirements.
  • Acts as a liaison with contract manufacturing and ingredient customers to ensure that vendor requirements, manufacturing practices, product specifications, sampling procedures, and finished product approval meets with customer satisfaction.
  • Provides leadership for HACCP as it relates to the development of product formulations and product processes.
  • Supports key departments by supplying, recommending, and enforcing regulatory information, technical data, and expertise.
  • Conducts SQF and regular GMP training sessions for production personnel.
  • Manages the flow of technical data including nutritional and labeling information, testing results, product formulations and samples.
  • Services quality control, stock rotation, and shelf-life stability of product inventory.

Qualified candidate will have a thorough knowledge of food technology regulatory requirements, quality control management, food product formulation and process design experience.

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates offers a competitive starting wage and comprehensive benefit package including company paid Medical coverage.Required experience:

  • Experience in food manufacturing industry: 7-10 years
  • SQF Certified Practitioner

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Quality Management: 7 years

Required license or certification:

  • SQF Certified Practitioner


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