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Director of Food Safety / Quality Assurance
The Lewis Group - Hershey, PA

 

 

 


$130,000 a year

Purpose

Responsible for leading and directing all company food safety and quality assurance initiatives to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of Company Products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and evolve a dynamic strategic plan for food safety and product quality.
  • Lead, and direct all company food safety and quality matters including operations, product enhancements, and new technologies.
  • Lead and direct all regulatory activities related to food safety and quality to protect product integrity and promote a positive presence in the marketplace. This includes, but is not limited to” HACCP, USDA, GMP, SQF, and Animal Welfare.
  • Direct and manage company’s internal quality function, vendor food safety and quality practices, visitor protocol, and all related third party support functions. Ensure that all processes related documentation and programs are managed and maintained.
  • Develop and enhance technical specifications systems related to food safety.
  • Provide technical expertise as it relates to creating company standards regarding ingredient, nutritional, and product attributes (physical and microbiological).
  • Analyze food safety and food quality data including customer complaints, customer feedback, finished products, ingredient issues, and product and processing specifications. Ensure corrective actions that drive food safety and quality improvements, and meet customer concerns and expectations.
  • Work with production management to develop Statistical Process Control programs to insure high quality and maximize yields.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manage Three (3) location managers.

Indirect: Approximately twenty (20) FSQA Specialists and Technicians.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Minimum 10 years progressive experience in food safety and product quality; meat and poultry industry preferred
  • Self-motivated and highly organized, with a strong focus on detail and accuracy
  • Ability to influence and communicate a clear and compelling vision and ensure execution of food safety systems and procedures across all levels of the Company.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively within the Company and with regulatory agency personnel and outside vendors.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point)
  • HACCP and SQF certified.

Location : Mid-Atlantic state ( NOT Hershey, PA.)

Education: Degree Required

Salary: Up to $130,000 +/- plus BONUS

Benefits: Full

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • FSQA: 10 years
  • food safety and product quality - meat industry preferred: 10 years

 

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