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Director, Food Safety & Quality & Regulatory Compliance


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Director Food Safety & Quality & Regulatory Compliance

Job Organization

Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc.



Functional Area

Quality Assurance & Food Safety

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Job Description


This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership in food safety and regulatory compliance, risk avoidance strategies, and recall management. The incumbent leads the strategy around food safety risk management and acts as the recall coordinator for the company.


         Provide strategic leadership on food safety and regulatory compliance to ensure a food safety culture throughout the company.  Ensure food safety and regulatory compliance metrics are communicated to all key stakeholders.  Lead and ensure food safety continuous improvement initiatives are developed and executed.

         Provide strategic leadership on food safety risk management including risk assessments and communication.  Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to develop and lead the implementation of strategic plans to manage and mitigate risks. 

         Collaborate with technical community to design food safety into products, processes and facilities.  Validate capital expenditures to ensure compliance to sanitary construction and design, functionality, food safety and food sanitation opportunities.  

         Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to review new product platforms and/or sales avenues reviews for food safety and regulatory concerns.

         Provide leadership to assure all food safety HACCP plans and food safety prerequisite programs for are effective and scientifically substantiated.  Provide direction and guidance to FSQ team on effectiveness of  co-pack and raw ingredients supplier food safety programs.

         Provide strategic and tactical leadership to assure all food safety and regulatory policies (USDA/FDA/Corporate) and procedures are maintained and followed. 

         Collaborate with food safety & quality teams to ensure sanitation and environmental monitoring programs are effective and substantiated.

         Develop food safety and regulatory training and collaborate with key internal stakeholders to execute training programs.  

         As recall coordinator, provide strategic and tactical leadership for recall management corporate best practices. Coordinate recall simulations. Participate as active member of Food Safety Advisory Team (FSAT). Stay current on industry recall expectations.

         Collaborate with technical community to develop food safety and microbiology scientific studies.

         Provide strategic leadership for company food safety & quality auditing program.  Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to enhance and execute 2nd and 3rd party audit policies, programs and procedures.

         Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


Education: Minimum of BS in Food Science, Food Microbiology or equivalent.  Advanced degree preferred.


Years of Related Experience: Minimum of 10 years related experience



         Advanced knowledge of food safety management principles; in depth knowledge and understanding of food regulations (including but not limited to USDA/FDA).

         Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

         Ability to solve complex problems; solid analytical skills; experience with scientific methods and experimental design. 

         Fundamental knowledge of food microbiology; understanding of toxicology principles; team leadership and direct report development; project management experience; intermediate PC skills. 


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