Director Corporate Food Safety – Pittsburgh, PA

at General Lead in Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania

Purpose of Position:

Serves as the central driver for all food safety standards throughout the organization. Has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of food safety and regulatory compliance policies and procedures for all federal regulated businesses. Provides Leadership and technical support/expertise to manufacturing in conducting audits and to product development, product innovation and retail operations. Advises management on issues related to food safety, crisis prevention and management and regulatory compliance.

Essential Functions:

Directs the development of quality control practices for overall corporate operations in order to protect the organization from liability and to promote customer satisfaction. Establishes plans to provide quality control training to personnel throughout the organization. Establishes standards for selection of private label vendors and for monitoring vendor performance in the areas of quality. Oversees the operation of the 3rd Party quality control laboratory. Works closely with retail operations, legal and the finance departments to manage risk and minimize liability expenses. Oversees the relationships with appropriate regulatory bodies.

Qualifications:

-Education (Minimum Needed): Bachelor’s degree in food science preferred or comparable experience
-Experience (Minimum Needed): 8 – 10 years experience in food safety, quality assurance, food and drug regulations plus operational management leadership experience
-Specialized Certification Needed: American Society for Quality: Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor
-Special Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Other: Has established SQF certification in an organization and is a SQF practitioner
-Technical knowledge and experience in Statistical Process Controls and Process Improvement Programs such as LEAN or Six Sigma
-Extensive knowledge and experience in managing financials for a department, driving down cost and increasing quality
-Must know how to thrive in a fast paced, retail environment

Interested? Please send your resume to gpeterson@generallead.com.

 

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