Quality & Food Safety
- Charlotte, NC, United States
The role of Director of Quality and Global Food Safety is to lead the North
America Quality and the Global Food Safety organization championing food
safety requirements, guiding the organization on regulatory issues and
requirements and providing long term direction to ensure our programs,
processes and systems meet the quality requirements of all customers.
- Establish and lead strategy and
goals for NA quality management systems and drive company-wide strategy
and goals for food safety to include food safety management systems,
compliance and certification audits and regulatory and technical requirements
for existing and future markets.
- Integrate and align food safety
and quality management with Business, Operations, Supply Chain and
Innovations processes to develop appropriate support for company
- Assess the impact of market and/or
supply chain process improvements to ensure quality and food safety is
considered in all final decisions.
- Minimize business risk through
prevention-based programs, and develop and monitor quality and food
safety KPIs to ensure protection of the consumer, customer and brand.
- Identify and address potential
regulatory issues that may have regional or global business or customer
impact. With legal counsel, review pending issues and identify
operational or business needs to ensure compliance.
- Drive strategy to be recognized
by our customers as the leader in quality and food safety through
programs designed to showcase our programs, update our customers on
improvements, take customers through growing operations, and attend
- Provide technical quality
expertise and tools to help manage product quality and food safety,
facilitate resolution to customer issues, and support new product
development internally and with our customers.
- Ensure the right resources are
in place to support the NA Quality and Food Safety organizations.
Responsible for the management and development of the employees in the
NA Quality organization to ensure individualís success.
- Bachelors Degree in Food Science or
related field required. M.S. / PhD in
Food Science, Microbiology or related field preferred.
- 8-12+ years leading Quality and
Food Safety programs with 5+ years as a manager.
- Technical knowledge of the food
industry and understanding of food microbiology in Agriculture required
with specific produce experience preferred.
- Requisite understanding of
global Food Safety and Quality standards and their application in a
corporate and manufacturing environment.
The successful applicant will possess the following:
- Advanced knowledge of Food
Safety Management Systems, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
(HACCP), cGMPs, Good Agricultural Practices,
and Quality System standards.
- Experience leading resolution
of potential food safety incidents, regulatory issues, and risk
- Proven cooperative
relationships with regulatory officials and industry associates.
- Demonstrated ability to develop
people, teams, and oneself through innovative means
- Ability to lead teams and align
to common goals in a matrix organization.
- Ability to think strategically
about our business, quality improvements, how we best support our
customers, and how we stay on the forefront of technology.
- Advanced knowledge of utilizing
statistical tools for problem solving, data analysis, and decision
- Skilled in written and verbal
communication to drive change and influence people including those
outside of direct management responsibility.
- Demonstrated past performance
to show ability to initiate change that supports business growth.
- Effective presentation, and
public speaking skills
- Strong computer skills and
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer
and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products - from
energy-rich bananas and other fruits to nutritious blends of convenient green
salads. The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita(R)
and Fresh Express(R) premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual
revenues of more than $3 billion, Chiquita employs more than 21,000 people
and has operations in nearly 70 countries worldwide. For more information,
please visit www.chiquitabrands.com.
the United States, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. requires that
applicants provide authorization and consent to a background check and a drug
screen to continue in the selection process. All employment offers are
contingent on meeting our background check standards and successful passing
of required drug test. If hired, you will be required to provide
documentation indicating your legal right to work in the U.S which may be
verified through Chiquita's participation in the E-Verify program.
an Equal Opportunity employer, Chiquita Brands International and its
subsidiaries provide an environment that promotes individual recognition and
achievement. We recruit, hire, train, compensate and promote associates
without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin,
disability or veteran's status.