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Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance/Technical Services
York, PA

We have an immediate opening for a Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance/Technical Services to join our team. This key position reports to the VP Operations and Quality. The Director Food Safety/Quality Assurance/Technical Services is charged with implementing the strategic goals and vision of D.F. Stauffers and for managing the entire Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Technical Services functions for all locations.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • P&L of the Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Technical Services budget
  • Tracking Cost of Quality
  • Provide support to operations on in plant technical issues relating to formulation and processing.
  • Effective deployment and implementation of corporate food safety and quality policies and procedures.
  • Focus on the performance of off-site QA ensuring consistent adherence to regulatory, corporate, customer and local regulations, standards and practices.
  • Review the Quality systems in the plants for compliance with required programs and provide guidance and support to Plant Quality Assurance Managers to reduce gaps.
  • Assist the Plant Quality Assurance Managers by mobilizing the necessary resources to address system gaps and quality issues in a proactive manner.
  • Oversee quality data analysis, dashboard reporting data, periodic executive summary reports of the data, and estimates of process capability to assure accuracy.
  • Vendor qualification and approval
  • Other duties include management and oversight of:
    • Ingredient specifications and associated documentation
    • Formula databases
    • GFSI (SQF) program administration
    • ICIX external vendor database
    • Quality policy/procedure manual
    • Co-packer food safety and quality
    • Maintenance of the company wide SPC program
    • Internal and 3rd party auditing
    • Lead all FDA inquires and audits
    • Environmental Pathogen monitoring program
    • Development and maintenance of FDA labeling and Nutritional panel information.
    • Primary contact for customer technical support and product development requests.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in the Baking industry (preferred) Food Processing/ manufacturing (required)
  • 5+ years of progressive strategic QA management experience (preferred).
  • Highly effective facilitation, presentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, time management, organization and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain quality relationships with team members and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve customer issues and work effectively with diverse personalities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Access.
  • HACCP Certified (Required)
  • SQF practitioner
  • ASQ Auditor (preferred)
  • ASQ CMQ/OE (preferred)
  • ASQ CQE (preferred)
  • Must be able to travel up to 30 percent.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package in a challenging and rewarding work environment. For consideration, please forward your resume and salary requirements to:

Vice President, Human Resources

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 12002

York, PA 17402-0672

Or

Email resume to: resumes@stauffers.com

 

 

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