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Director of Quality - Brattleboro, VT 05301

Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy






The Director of Quality (DQ) is a leader and champion in our company culture of quality and product safety. The DQ will provide strategic direction for company-wide product quality and food safety programs. He/she will design policy and procedures to cover all aspects of Quality, and will work directly with Plant Managers, Quality Managers, Supply Chain Manager, Warehouse Managers, and Maintenance Managers to assure implementation and adherence to these policies and procedures. The DQ will work in conjunction with Operations, R&D, Sourcing, Logistics, Sales and Marketing and other departments in the company to provide leadership and guidance on Quality and product requirements including cost savings. The DQ will ensure compliance with all applicable dairy related regulations.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field required.
  • Fifteen (15) years of industry experience in food manufacturing (dairy a plus) with at least ten (10) years in a quality management role.

Job Requirements:

  • Broad business experience to include budget and cost management.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management, along with customers, consumers and regulatory officials.
  • Able to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
  • Able to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees.
  • Have well-developed problem solving skills.
  • Be a strong leader with the ability to plan and execute activities at multiple locations.
  • Be self-directed in setting priorities and executing responsibilities.
  • Able to provide guidance to subordinates to manage deliverables on a timely basis.
  • Skilled in use of computer software including spreadsheet analysis, word documents and presentation documents. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


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