Director, Quality Assurance and Food Safety - San Francisco, CA


Job #04028


About our client

Our client is a privately owned exporter of fruits and vegetables. The company has been in operation for more than 25 years and has over $12M in annual sales revenue.




Director, Quality Assurance and Food Safety

Nearest Metro City: San Francisco, CA



Reports to


Highly competitive package, commensurate with experience





1) Cooperate with top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures and goals
2) Develop initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance program
3) Delineate tasks, personnel requirements and operational procedures within the program
4) Review technical problems and procedures of departments as well as recommend solutions to problems/changes in procedures
5) Write QA policies and procedures along with product specifications
6) Review QA standards
7) Interview personnel to evaluate effectiveness of QA Program as well as study existing policies and procedures
8) Inspect products to determine compliance with order specifications
9) Oversee the company’s QC system for compliance with legal requirements, along with shipping and packaging facilities for conformity to specified standards
10) Supervise evaluation of GMPs, sanitation procedures and plant audit procedures
11) Advise and direct strategic suppliers to keep up and stay ahead of customer requirements
12) Obtain approval for processing plants
13) Handle customer and vendor relations
14) Establish and/or verify GMP/HAACP programs, sanitation program, micro results and procedures
15) Coordinate and support the Sales Department on matters of supplier approval, quality of products and food safety
16) Develop, implement and coordinate product QA, food safety and social accountability programs
17) Prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products, ensuring product safety
18) Train personnel on GMPs
19) Ensure that customer requirements are met and the company is not exposed to liability related to the quality and safety of products




1)      Degree (4 year) in Food Science/Agribusiness or related experience with third party audits, USDA and FDA
2) Knowledge of regulatory policies, current trends in food safety/quality, HACCP, GMP and SOPs
3) Ability to interact with inside/outside customers as well as good presentation and communication skills (Spanish a plus)


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