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Director of Quality Assurance
Sabra Dipping Company - Colonial Heights, VA




Director of Global Quality Assurance

Job description:

Leads and influences Sabra and Obela to develop and execute Food Safety, & Quality programs related to:

  • Supply & Operations Quality
  • Consumer & Customer Response
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Leads the development and implementation of Quality Strategic and Operating Plan, as well as providing input to the overall Global Quality Strategic Plans.
  • Drives food safety and quality improvements by developing process, standards, and policies to ensure food safety and “gold standard” quality across all facilities and product categories.
  • Leads the prevention and resolution of potential or emerging critical incidents involving food safety, or regulatory compliance failures involving finished product, and/or operational or product issues. This includes leading the Crisis Management Team.
  • Investigate, respond to and resolve consumer contacts regarding alleged product food safety or quality issues and claims . Leads and supports the alignment, with manufacturing operations to improve quality performance. Supports lean manufacturing and waste reduction initiatives to improve operating performance.
  • Cultivates an environment where associates respect and follow company essence. Implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged QC team passionate to maintain consistent product quality that meets specifications.
  • Develop and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record as a Director in food safety/quality in food manufacturing sector.
  • In depth knowledge of HACCP, food safety specifications, food processing, emerging foodborne pathogens and state of the art control strategies.
  • Bachelors degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science or related field with a graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience of food or relevant CPG industry experience.
  • Global experience, working in emerging markets, and familiarity with global standards are highly desired and beneficial.
  • Must have demonstrated understanding and experience with Supply Chain, Quality Systems, and policies.
  • Must possess the ability and skill to objectively lead, collect data, assess the situation, and make sound risk based decisions.
  • Ability and demonstrated experience to interact cross-functionally with all levels of the organization.
  • Must have the vision and leadership to build key strategic and quality operating plans that drive food safety, security, regulatory compliance as well as product conformance.
  • Strong understanding and experience with manufacturing operations a must.
  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing, skills a must. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Colonial Heights, VA

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 10 years
  • Food Safety: 10 years


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