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Director of Food Safety


Martinsville, VA

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Title: Director of Food Safety              


Location: Muncie, IN, Martinsville, VA, or Chandler, MN


Headcount: Three exempt QA managers one in each of the plants


Reporting Relationship: Reports to the President of Supply Chain and a peer to leaders in operations, engineering, safety, and R&D.


About Monogram: Founded in 2004, Monogram Food Solutions began operations when a group of Memphis investors purchased King Cotton and Circle B Brand foods from Sara Lee Corporation of Chicago. The purchase signified a homecoming for the brands. King Cotton was founded nearly 70 years ago in Memphis. King Cotton and Circle B are among the leading brands in retail sales of hot dogs, corn dogs, sandwich meats, and smoked sausages in the US. 


In May of 2006, Monogram Food Solutions continued to expand with the acquisition of Trail's Best Meat Snacks from Sara Lee Corporation of Chicago. Trail's Best is one of the nations largest manufacturers of quality meat snacks; including jerky, meat and cheese snacks, kippered beef sticks and pickled sausages. The manufacturing facility is located in Chandler, Minnesota and has a Sales and Marketing office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The new division was named Monogram Meat Snacks. The Meat Snacks division recently acquired facilities in Muncie, IN and Martinsville, VA.


Position Overview: This position will be responsible for developing and executing broad quality and food safety policies and process across 3 meat processing plants. On a tactical level this position will focus on opportunities to improve quality, enhance food safety and reduce costs. From a strategic perspective Monogram Food Solutions believes the company can leverage world class quality and food safety as a strategic advantage not easily matched by its competition.


Specific Responsibilities:  


§         Understand Monogram Food Solutions current quality and food safety practices and procedures. Assess and evaluate existing and proposed quality and risk mitigation on a plant by plant basis.


§         Take a lead role and work closely with operations and technical services on specific quality and food safety related activities.


§         Develop and cultivate constructive relationships with relevant government agencies such as the USDA.


§         Develop and submit annual budgets for quality and food safety initiatives.


Experience and Skills: The successful candidate will have a technical background and education in food science, ideal candidates will have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline. He/ she will have a minimum of 10 to 15 years in the quality and food safety functions within the food industry. Ideal candidates will have specific experience in the ready to eat meat processing industry. All candidates must have established relationships with the USDA and other relevant regulatory agencies.


Leadership Competencies: The successful candidate will be a hands on change leader with a high energy level and strong leadership skills. However he/she is also flexible and team oriented.


Requirement: BA/BS in science related field.  Microbiology, Food Science or Chemistry preferred

Please apply online.  For further information, please contact Mindy Lane at or 901-259-6653.

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