of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Ė Ankeny, IA
718 Se Shurfine Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021 (Map it!
QA - Quality Control
4 Year Degree
At least 5 year(s)
is a USDA-approved and inspected food preparation and delivery business
dedicated to providing great tasting, nutritionally sound, meals to our
customers. We prepare, package and ship ready to eat meals to a customerís
doorstep throughout the continental United States.
has grown significantly and has an opportunity in its Food Safety and Quality
Assurance department for a Director of Food Safety and Quality
Assurance. This position will have be part of the senior management
position is responsible for the Foods Safety, Quality Assurance and
Sanitation functions for all company facilities. The position is
responsible for driving continuous adherence and improvement of the
companyís HACCP and GMP programs. This role ensures that incoming
materials and products produced are safe, wholesome and of good quality by
establishing and maintaining food safety and quality auditing procedures
and programs. This position provides leadership and technical
support/expertise to manufacturing in conducting audits and to product
development, product innovation and retail operations. This position
advises management on issues related to food safety, crisis prevention and
management and regulatory compliance.
HACCP and food safety team. Drive food audits, coordinate and participate
in trials for raw materials, packaging and new products. Analyze and report
trends in raw, package, finished product and consumer data. Assist
production in controlling quality with appropriate test procedures and
frequencies on the line and auditing of finished products. Direct and coordinate
sanitation actions. Lead and deploy quality and food safety training and
integration of the current quality assurance and food safety processes into
one integrated process. This includes HACCP, regulatory audits, quality
systems review process, standard operating procedures (SPO), incoming
ingredient inspections, food safety audits, field complaints, standardized
- Develop and execute SQF (Safe
Quality Food) plan.
- Manage finished product
evaluations and provide leadership to drive improvements in key
customer quality attributes.
- Oversee training and
maintenance of all training records for critical food safety and
quality requirements. Document and maintain training registry for all employees.
- Oversee monitoring,
verification and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facilities meet quality standards.
- Provide guidance and
leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential
risk has been identified related to food safety and/or quality
- Establish and manage the
cleaning activities of all sanitarians, ensuring all manufacturing
processes meet food safety requirements in a timely manner.
- Represent the Company in all
customer, agency and supplier forums.
Time Off (PTO)
Heath & Dental Insurance
& Long-term disability
Spending Accounts; Medical and/or Dependant Care
- Compensation commensurate
with experience and qualifications
- Bachelorís degree in Food
Science, Food Safety, Microbiology or comparable field.
- Hazard Analysis and Critical
Control Point Certification (HACCP)
- 5-10 years of progressive
food processing, food safety, and quality assurance experience with at
least four (4) years of supervisory or management experience.
- Working knowledge and
experience with HACCP, USDA, FSIS requirements.
- Intermediate to Excellent
knowledge of Office Suite programs, emphasis on Excel, Word,
- Able to obtain all required
certifications (for example: HACCP) and renew as necessary.
- Strong project management
skills, able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines.
- Ability to develop and
activate strategic recommendations and program tactics.
- Strong organizational skills
along with excellent oral and written communication ability.
- Flexibility to be a hands-on
player; adding value, creating strategies and programs.
- Commitment to accountability.
- Able to learn/adapt to
- Possess the ability to think
outside the box.
- Detail-oriented with
- Interact professionally with
other employees, customers and suppliers.
mental and environmental requirements:
- Position is considered to be
sedentary and no unusual physical requirements are necessary to
perform daily tasks.
- Must be able to effectively
communicate, both verbally and in writing, and to read, hear
and process detailed information.
- Must have good visual
perception to read computer screen and perform other duties as needed.