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Director of Food Safety & Compliance 
Braswell Foods - 
Nashville, NC




Director of Food Safety & Compliance Reporting To: Executive Vice President 
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Revision Date: 8/3/16 

Position Summary ("Paid to..."): 
Drives Company Mission, Vision, Values. Responsible for the activities involved in assuring the quality of all products produced meet company service, quality, cost, safety and people objectives. This includes development, implementation and monitoring of programs for: 

  • HACCP, Organic Certified, FISMA, UEP, FDA, USDA, SQF
  • Safe Quality Foods
  • Tracking ingredient and product (Traceability – Lot Tracking)
  • Supplier certifications
  • Managing process control and adherence to specifications
  • Managing environmental controls.
  • Labeling products and shipping finished goods.

Key Duties & Responsibilities (Includes the following. Other duties may apply or be assigned.): 

  • Manages all Quality Control processes at all processing facilities.
  • Develops and implemented programs to ensure compliance with GMP’s by all employees and other personnel in the processing facilities.
  • Orchestrates the administration of biological monitoring procedures to determine the efficacy of sanitation methods.
  • Monitors employee practices to aid in a pest-free environment.
  • Develops and implements new methods, procedures, and systems to improve quality performance.
  • Supervises operation to comply with all applicable safety laws and regulation, as well as Company food safety policies, procedures and standards.
  • Develops and maintains training and development programs that support key performance goals for the Company, as well as provide a satisfying and rewarding work environment for employees.
  • Manages operations to maintain a SUPERIOR ratings in all company audits.
  • Educates and trains employees as to their impact in the quality management system.
  • Develops, implements, manages and integrates a Quality Management System (QMS) for all locations.
  • Serves as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Manages quality control personnel on a day-to-day basis.
  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing particularly involving potential food safety risks.
  • Designs, implements and documents procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  • Establishes and implements metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
  • Performs root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Establishes collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.
  • Analyzes customers’ product specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and reproducibility.
  • Develops process certification standards and assist in process certification.
  • Monitors vendor performance and establish criteria and rating system for critical vendors.
  • Reviews customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans. Also, reviews suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements.
  • Interacts with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel. Develops and maintains customer complaint logs as well as tracking customer complaint metrics.
  • Oversees calibration and testing programs.
  • Reports to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
  • Leads in internal and external quality audits as well as investigations involving live bird production, Feed Mill operations and Egg Processing.
  • All other reasonable duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements : 

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in related field and/or leadership capacity
  • BS degree with a scientific concentration
  • Basic Technical Writing Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic micro techniques (aseptic sampling, dilutions, plating).
  • Ability to read and interpret micro results.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Basic computer knowledge (Access, Excel and Word).
  • SQF compliant

Qualifications : 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience : 
Engineering, Production, QA/Food Safety experience (7+) years. 

Language Skills: 
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

Mathematical Skills: 
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

Reasoning Ability: 
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 

Computer Skills: 
Must have basic computer skills. MS Office a must 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations : 

Other Skills and Abilities : 

  • Must be able to work on an on-call basis and be able to work beyond normal working hours.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision.

Physical Demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must possess the ability to work in an agricultural environment, indoors, outdoors, office, warehouse, processing, and farm production areas each varying in temperature, odor and other environment specific atmospheres. 

Work Environment: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. Must possess the ability to work in an agricultural environment, indoors, outdoors, office, warehouse, processing, and farm production areas each varying in temperature, odor and other environment specific atmospheres. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Animal Welfare Commitment: 

  • Braswell Foods is fully committed to providing our animals with a safe and healthy environment, free from abuse and treated humanely in all aspects.
  • All employees are obligated by moral duty, Braswell Foods requirements (refer to Animal Welfare Policy), and legal obligation to uphold the strictest animal welfare-structured environment and are obligated to report any incidents of abuse, neglect or breach of bio-security for the health and welfare of our animals.

Non-Smoking Work Environment: 

  • No smoking in company provided vehicles.

Equal Opportunity Statement: 
Braswell Foods is an equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against anyone with regard to race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age or any disability, in compliance with Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

Although this job description lists and identifies the primary duties of the listed position, it is not an exclusive list. As with all positions at Braswell Foods, the very nature and diversification of an egg production facility requires that all employees remain flexible to cover a wide variety of duties that may need covered. 

The Information contained in this job description is not only to inform you of the requirements of this position, but will also be used to evaluate your work performance. This will include assisting in a determination of whether or not you will be entitled to certain bonuses and/or raises, and whether or not performance related disciplinary action would be taken against you.


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