Quality Director (GMP) | Pinova Inc. | Brunswick, Georgia
Pinova Incorporated is currently seeking a
Quality Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for
overseeing all quality assurance/quality control and food safety efforts
within the organization, including the development and implementation of
quality and food safety management systems. The Director will develop
and implement policies, procedures and training materials for the quality and
food safety programs. The successful candidate will help to
develop, implement and enforce quality, security and food safety standards,
policies, and programs including, but not limited to, ISO 9001:2015, Food
Defense Plans, the Safe Quality Food (SQF) standard or other commensurate
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes.
- Develops, implements and monitors
quality and food safety programs that ensure products and services
supplied by the company to meet or exceed customer expectations.
- Implements quality policies
defined by the company in accordance with the quality policies.
- Accountability of product
releases. Manages the non-conformance of raw materials, intermediates
and finished products.
- Provides support and direction
to Manufacturing Quality Managers to achieve Quality goals.
- Communicates with other
functions to assure both product quality and processes improvements are
implemented and maintained.
- Administers quality and food
safety management systems that support the overall goals and objectives
of the business.
- Conducts facility food safety
audits as well as manages second and third party audits. Sets and
manages the internal audit program and annual review for ISO 9001:2015
compliance, as well as, SQF2000 – Level 2, or its equivalent.
- Monitors and verifies
activities to ensure that all products coming in to and out of the
facility meet quality and food safety standards.
- Updates existing food safety
procedures and documentation to assure continued compliance with
changing global regulations and industry standards/best practices.
- Ensures line staff and
supervisors are adequately trained on quality and food safety
programs. Assists buyers with training and educating potential
suppliers to ensure compliance.
- Works closely with the
Operations Manager and VP of Operations on any food safety or quality
- Develops and implements proper
maintenance, security and sanitation programs for the facility to comply
with quality and food safety requirements.
- Ensures that all company food
safety and quality procedures are followed and properly documented at
all times. Evaluates and reports on quality and food safety
- Ensures customer complaints are
effectively resolved in a timely manner. Works with Procurement to
rapidly resolve supplier issues that may affect product quality or food
- Hires, trains and supervises
QA/QC staff. Develops and manages QA/QC and food safety budgets.
- Implements quality KPI’s and
monthly and annual reports in QA and QC.
- Represents the company’s
interests at trade associations, industry forums and conferences, as
well as, governmental meetings, as necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry,
Biology or Food Safety is preferred.
- 5+ years of quality and food
safety management experience required.
- Certified SQF Practitioner, or
equivalent, as well as Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
- Comprehensive knowledge of Food
Defense programs, GMPs and FSMA required.
- Previous experience with US FDA
or state food safety agencies required.
- ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certified
with experience implementing quality and food safety management systems.
- ASTM and previous laboratory
management experience preferred.
- Must be able to travel for work
- Ability to work independently
and as a member of the company leadership team.
- Must be flexible with work
hours and days.
- Proven solid work ethic and
ability to work well with others as well as independently.
- Possess strong problem-solving
and troubleshooting skills, and independent ability to solve problems.
- Ability to be a subject matter
expert and has detailed process knowledge of department.
- Proven ability to build
positive, collaborative relationships with different levels of the
organization and clients, customers and vendors.
- Effectively communicate on a
technical basis with management, internal and external customers.
- Excellent verbal, written,
computer, and technical communication and presentation skills.
Pinova Incorporated is an equal
opportunity employer and encourages diversity. All offers of employment are
conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test, background check and