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Director, Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance - San Diego, CA 92123

Jack In The Box | Jack in the Box, Inc.






Desired:MicrobiologyHACCP Experience

Directs the development and execution of strategic food safety programs that comply with HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) concepts for food safety and drives compliance through company and franchise restaurants, distribution centers, transportation service providers, and suppliers of the Jack in the Box brand. Identifies and works with internal and external experts to ensure the company stays current on food safety systems, technologies, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the development and application of food safety systems and standards as they apply to Jack in the Box restaurant operations, distribution systems, supplier facilities and processes, and third-party food safety management resources. Approves all food safety processes and directs the execution of established procedures and standards.
  • Identifies and works with internal and external food safety experts to ensure food safety brand protection and regulatory compliance. Communicates and advises on food safety protocol to management, business partners, the franchise community, suppliers, and other key stakeholders to optimize the food safety performance of Jack in the Box.
  • Coordinates closely with Quality Assurance, Technical Services, and Supply Chain teams at the company to optimize ingredient, supplier, distributor execution processes to insure product safety, quality and supply integrity.
  • Partners with internal departments to integrate changes or new technologies into company programs or operations. Serves as key member of the crisis team on issues related to foodborne illness, product recall, and consumer protection processes.
  • Supports the Legal Department in the review of food supply contracts, addressing community health issues, investigating foodborne illness or injury claims, and providing expertise in food safety litigation or regulatory compliance issues affecting the Brand.
  • Leads and manages a staff of professionals who (a) provide food safety and regulatory expertise and skills to our business, (b) manage or perform food safety evaluations on products, systems, and facilities, (c) assess restaurant risks, and (d) provide direct support to restaurant operations.
  • Understands, manages, and mitigates food safety risks from farm to fork to protect our guests, employees, and Brand.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Public Health, Biology, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the food industry, including 5 years’ experience in a in a food safety, quality assurance, or food microbiology leadership role. Must have a passion for food safety and strong knowledge or HACCP principles related to food safety management.
  • Requires strong knowledge of food safety principles and practices, protein and non-protein food processing and handling, and protein product manufacturing and safety procedures; and thorough knowledge of food and production HACCP systems and crisis management techniques; general knowledge of microbiology and foodborne illness.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills, with the ability to interact with levels throughout the organization. Requires strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to coach and develop others.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and related communication and data management technology.
  • Ability to travel to various locations approximately 25% - 35% of time to supplier facilities, distribution centers, restaurants, and other locations as business needs require.

Brand: Jack In The Box
Address: 9330 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA - 92123
Property Description: Jack in the Box Corporate
Property Number: XX9101


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