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Job ID

14-0115

Title

VP Quality & Food Safety

Department

Quality

Location

Premier Nutrition Corp

City

Emeryville

State

CA

Description

This position will report into the President and CEO and will be responsible for the Quality Function of the Active Nutrition division (PowerBar, Dymatize, Premier Protein, Joint Juice). The VP of Quality & Food Safety will provide strategic vision and leadership to the division while taking a proactive focused approach to the navigation of all compliance regulations within the division both domestically and internationally. This position will lead the interaction for the quality function for both regulatory bodies and our customers.


Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the Food Safety and Quality Systems designed to meet all applicable customer, federal, state, local, and international regulatory requirements.
• Responsible for the development and management of quality systems that insure consistency of quality on key consumer hedonic metrics.
• Responsible for the quality systems across co-manufacturing locations. Will establish and execute the necessary processes needed to audit the co-manufacturers and assure that all food safety and quality systems comply with regulatory requirements and division expectations.
• Responsible for ensuring the supplier network adheres to all raw material and ingredients specifications. Will establish and execute the necessary processes needed to audit the suppliers and assure that all food safety and quality systems comply with regulatory requirements and division expectations.
• Coaches and mentors the Quality organization ensuring expectations, accountability, and decision making authority is clearly communicated and understood.
• Assures appropriate training programs are established and conducted in all areas of Food Safety and Quality.
• Develops sanitary design proposals for capital improvements to ensure future equipment and infrastructure is developed to maintain strict adherence to food safety.
• Provides technical responses to customers, consumers, and regulatory agencies.
• Establishes clear quality and foods safety goals and metrics designed to support the overall business objectives.
• Leads all food safety and quality crisis situations.
• Leads the establishment of a culture of Quality within the division.
• Supports manufacturing plants during regulatory and 3rd party audits. Works with Operations to assure appropriate corrective actions are developed and implemented to address any non-conforming results.
• Assures annual internal Food Safety and Quality audits are conducted at each facility. Work with Operations to assure appropriate corrective actions are developed and implemented to address any non-conforming results.
• Utilize quality data such as consumer feedback, finished product data, and process data, to guide the organization in making necessary product and/or process improvements.
• Keep abreast of industry trends and regulatory action, and utilize knowledge to drive improvement to our Quality Systems.
• Develops and manages the Quality department budget.

Requirements


Job Qualifications
• Bachelor of Science required with a Master’s preferred in Food Science, Microbiological, Quality, or related field.
• Minimum of 12-15 years of progressive experience in Food Quality, Quality Operations or R&D.
• Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the area of Food Safety or Quality
• Extensive quality and regulatory experience in dietary supplements, infant formula, and food industry preferred.
• Extensive experience in USP, cGMP, HACCP, Allergen Control, and other food safety and quality system requirements.
• Possess strong interpersonal skills along with supporting verbal and written communications skills.
• Must have strong influence management skills.
• Balance of strategic thinking and strong analytical skills with ability to execute.
• Previous experience with oversight of Food Safety programs in multiple locations.
• Direct experience with NSF and GFSI certifications schemes.
• Efficient computer skills.
• 20-40% Travel required.

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