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Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance - Hatfield, PA

Clemens Food Group







Build your career. Challenge the process. Collaborate & Engage


Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of an exciting, collaborative, team environment.

At Clemens Food Group, we want you to constructively challenge and have your ideas heard. We are looking for diverse individuals who push the limits and think outside the box!

Clemens Food Group realizes that our team members are the key to our success. Come be a part of our team and see your ideas in action!




The Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance is responsible for all aspects of the corporations food safety and quality programs that cover 3 company processing facilities located in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

In this role, you will be responsible to lead a team and organization to develop quality standards and programs which assures production of products to meet customers and Clemens expectations.


The position is responsible to lead the organization to maintain regulatory compliance with quality and food safety expectations and be the primary contact with the USDA, FDA agencies.


Talent Management


Grow the leadership abilities and technical knowledge of the team


Unify the team to common objectives


Remove obstacles within the organization to ensure success


Set expectations and hold team accountable


Coach direct reports on a weekly basis


Conduct performance reviews


Lead company efforts to develop programs to prevent food safety and quality issues


Strategy, Planning & Vision


Develop and implement a vision for Food Safety & Quality at CFG


Set strategy for FSQA team


Lead continuous improvement efforts for FSQA team


Lead budgeting process for FSQA team


Team CFG


Align resources to reinforce food safety and quality culture at CFG


Advocate for food safety and quality to CFG (2 way communication)


Present large scale food safety & quality issue resolution to leadership team


Participate in leadership meetings, USDA meetings, and customer meetings


Performance Management


Ensure KPIs are in place and being used to drive performance of the team


Review current projects of team


Provide feedback on work product and results


External Voice of CFG


Represent CFG and lobby the industry as it relates to food safety & quality


Ensure team is engaged in external committees and industry groups


Communicate industry and CFG information to customers


Communicate and respond to USDA, FDA, and other regulatory agencies



Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Meat industry experience preferred; food manufacturing industry experience required
  • Ability and willingness to recognize and respond to new concepts
  • Excellent written/verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Leadership experience required; ability to develop teams
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment where change and growth are part of the culture
  • Strong MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills required
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • USDA voluntary regulatory program experience preferred
  • Ability to influence and drive culture; multi-task oriented and a team player


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