& Food Safety - River Oaks, CA
$150,000 - $200,000 a
Director, Quality & Food Safety
The role of Director of Quality and
Food Safety is to lead the North America Quality and the Global Food Safety
organization championing food safety requirements, guiding the organization
on regulatory issues and requirements and providing long term direction to
ensure our programs, processes and systems meet the quality requirements of
- Establish and lead strategy and
goals for NA quality management systems and drive company-wide strategy
and goals for food safety to include food safety management systems,
compliance and certification audits and regulatory and technical
requirements for existing and future markets.
- Integrate and align food safety
and quality management with Business, Operations, Supply Chain and
Innovations processes to develop appropriate support for company
- Assess the impact of market
and/or supply chain process improvements to ensure quality and food
safety is considered in all final decisions.
- Minimize business risk through
prevention-based programs, and develop and
monitor quality and food safety KPIs to ensure protection of the
consumer, customer and brand.
- Identify and address potential
regulatory issues that may have regional or global business or customer
impact. With legal counsel, review pending issues and identify
operational or business needs to ensure compliance.
- Drive strategy to be recognized
by our customers as the leader in quality and food safety through
programs designed to showcase our programs, update our customers on
improvements, take customers through growing operations, and attend
- Provide technical quality
expertise and tools to help manage product quality and food safety,
facilitate resolution to customer issues, and support new product
development internally and with our customers.
- Ensure the right resources are in
place to support the NA Quality and Food Safety organizations.
Responsible for the management and development of the employees in the
NA Quality organization to ensure individualís success.
- Bachelors Degree in Food
related field required. M.S. / PhD in Food Science, Microbiology or
related field preferred.
- 8-12+ years leading Quality and
Food Safety programs with 5+ years as a manager.
- Technical knowledge of the food
industry and understanding of food microbiology in Agriculture required
with specific produce experience preferred.
- Requisite understanding of global
Food Safety and Quality standards and their application in a corporate
and manufacturing environment.
The successful applicant will possess the following:
- Advanced knowledge of Food Safety
Management Systems, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP),
cGMPs, Good Agricultural Practices, and
Quality System standards.
- Experience leading resolution of
potential food safety incidents, regulatory issues, and risk
- Proven cooperative relationships
with regulatory officials and industry associates.
- Demonstrated ability to develop
people, teams, and oneself through innovative means
- Ability to lead teams and align
to common goals in a matrix organization.
- Ability to think strategically
about our business, quality improvements, how we best support our
customers, and how we stay on the forefront of technology.
- Advanced knowledge of utilizing
statistical tools for problem solving, data analysis, and decision
- Skilled in written and verbal
communication to drive change and influence people including those
outside of direct management responsibility.
- Demonstrated past performance to
show ability to initiate change that supports business growth.
- Effective presentation, and
public speaking skills
- Strong computer skills and
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $150,000.00 to $200,000.00