Dir Supplier Food Safety & QA  10001845 – Chicago, IL

Employee Status



 Regular - Full-time

Primary Location

 IL-Chicago Metro-Rosemont

Basic Purpose

 This position directs the Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) supplier team managing the Exclusive Brand (EB) Suppliers for U.S. Foodservice (USF). The Director ensures that all Exclusive Brand (EB) suppliers and products meet the company’s safety, quality and regulatory compliance requirements, as well as customer expectations.



Directs and manages the Supplier function of the FSQA Department through development and implementation of strategic initiatives to support EB product lines.


Leads the continuous updating of USF food safety, quality and regulatory requirements for the exclusive branded suppliers, based on regulatory legislation, the latest scientific methods and technology developments.


Develops and manages the implementation of systems to measure supplier and product  adherence to USF safety and quality guidelines. Collaborates with appropriate departments to approve and monitor new suppliers and products.


Develops and implements Food Safety and Quality Assurance policies and procedures for the Supplier FSQA program and ensures they are implemented throughout the USF organization and relevant suppliers.


Develops and implements measured responses to overcome product and supply chain emergencies as it pertains to USF's product suppliers.


Serves as subject matter expert in FSQA and crises management, particularly as it pertains to suppliers and EB products. Develops and implements training programs based on expertise and facilitates that training both across USF as well as with suppliers and customers, areas include; food safety, quality control, quality standards, sanitation, policy and procedure HACCP etc. Represents USF at trade shows, conferences etc as needed.



Education: Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Food Technology or related field. Masters Degree preferred


Relevent Experience: A minimum of 7 years managing an FSQA program. Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of Food Microbiology, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Food Allergens and Food Security. Technical knowledge of Food Science, Specifications Development, Quality Standards, Quality Systems, Sensory Evaluation, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety and related laws and HACCP. 5 years of  Management experience required. Certifications in Food Science, Technology and/or HACCP required.

Physical Requirements

 Physical requirements: Must possess valid drivers license, be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and must be willing and able to travel up to 30% of the time overnight.


 - Day Job

Job Function

 - Food Safety

Job Level

 - Director


 - Yes, 20% of the time

U.S. Foodservice is an EEO/AA employer.


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