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Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Manager - Nashville, TN 37207






Position Purpose & Summary

This position is responsible for food safety and quality management systems and regulatory compliance within the plant facility. The FSQR Manager will hire, train and motivate FSQR team to insure continuous and consistent program implementation and continuous improvement. This position has responsibility for a large complexity facility.

Principal Accountabilities

40% - Oversee Food Safety and Quality Management Systems. Plan, coordinate, and direct all quality, sanitation, regulatory and food safety programs within the establishment to insure compliance with company, governmental and customer requirements and expectations.

15% - Acts as customer interface with plant to review product performance, respond to questions and complaints, and work with operations to ensure customer expectations are met.

15% - Reviews and verifies results and communicates with Corporate FSQR. Interface with Corporate FSQR and with other FSQR Managers within the BU. Collaborate with FSQR Managers across the platform.

10% - Facilitates quality improvement variation reduction and root cause determination.

10% - Monitor FSIS regulatory activities and plant compliance with regulatory standards. Act as liaison between USDA and plant operations.

10% - Employee Development selection, training development, performance management, staff efficiencies.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of food safety/quality/regulatory experience
  • Solid understanding of USDA and/or FDA requirements (HACCP)
  • Experience/knowledge in Microbiology, Food Safety (HACCPs and GMPs), Quality Assurance
  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation to engage employees in the business
  • Strong risk management skills
  • Ability to rethink and improve business for continued growth
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and ensure execution
  • Lean manufacturing and strong troubleshooting and process improvement skills
  • Auditing experience and skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office software (MS Word, Access, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in building, creating, and managing Supply Quality Assurance programs
  • Quality Auditor Certification or ability to become certified
  • BS and/or advanced degree in science or other applicable fields
  • Experience leading and supervising teams


This position will require approximately 10-20% travel.
This position will require time to be spent in facility other than first shift.
By serving in this role, an individual will gain the experiences necessary to obtain a large FSQR role, or potentially to take on a role in operations management

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-TN-Nashville

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job


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