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

Clemens Food Group

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

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!

 

Responsibilities

 

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

 

Qualifications

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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