Vice President of Food Safety and Quality
Assurance - -Beaverton, OR
about this job:
strategic leadership, direction, and guidance on Quality Assurance and Food
safety programs and systems. Continuously improve quality processes by
developing, implementing, and enforcing food safety and consistency policies
company-wide while ensuring strict compliance with Regulatory Agencies.
- Responsible for providing
regulatory, quality, and food safety guidance across the Company.
- Serve as a subject matter expert
for all Food Safety and Quality Assurance related trends, regulations,
and legislation, maintaining a high level of expertise on all food
safety and quality related subjects.
- Comply fully with all
regulatory requirements, positioning the company as an industry leader
in Quality Assurance and Food Safety.
- Drive continuous improvement in
the areas of Quality Assurance and Food Safety by setting goals and
identifying key performance indicators in this area of the business.
- Work directly with Operations management
and in conjunction with R&D, Purchasing, Logistics, and other
departments to provide guidance and assure implementation and adherence
- Develop benchmarking and
metrics for Company Food Safety and Quality Assurance performance
through interaction with industry peers.
- Set challenging, reasonable
performance expectations for microbiological performance, foreign
material control, regulatory compliance, and HACCP programs.
- Create and enforce robust
testing programs on food products to ensure compliance with regulations,
and the advancement of product safety for our consumers.
- Maintain product consistency
throughout product cycle to provide quality foods to consumers.
- Interact regularly with key
customers to ensure quality systems are in place to fully meet their
- Develop and maintain working
relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies, working as a
reputable senior liaison in regards to Food Safety and Quality matters.
- Coordinate mock recalls for all
manufacturing locations, warehouse and distribution centers.
- Responsible for maintaining and
upgrading HACCP procedures, and observing and enforcing overall food
safety and GMPís.
- Manage the investigation and
reporting of quality issues and implementation of internal audit control
- Write and develop new
procedures to ensure production of quality products and reduce costs.
- Responsible for hiring,
training, supervising, managing, developing, and mentoring Quality
Assurance Managers and Food Safety personnel.
- 15+ years of food manufacturing
- 5+ years of total experience
must have been in an Executive/Director role.
- Bachelorís Degree in
Microbiology, Food Science, or related field required.
- Specific knowledge and direct experience
in adherence with USDA, FDA manufacturing required.
- Knowledge of current Food
Safety and QA audit trends and programs.
- Excellent PC skills a must.
- Must have excellent written and
verbal communication skills.
- Ability to interact and
communicate with customers, consumers, all levels of the organization,
and Regulatory officials.
- Effective people management
skills a must.