Director of Food Safety - Martinsville, VA


Dabe and Company Inc


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Martinsville, VA (map it!Map it! )

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Base Pay:

$80,000 - $90,000 /Year

Other Pay:

20 % Bonus, Relocation Package

Employee Type:




Manages Others:


Job Type:

QA - Quality Control


4 Year Degree


At least 10 year(s)

Relocation Covered:


Post Date:


Contact Information


Wanda Dabe




260-492-4335     instantly fax your resume >>


Position Overview: This position ideally will be based in Va, with responsibility for plants in MN and IN. However, the company will take into consideration MN and IN. 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 our client believes the company can leverage world class quality and food safety as a strategic advantage not easily matched by its competition. It is possible for the candidate to review the location of the canid


Specific Responsibilities:  


Understand 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 masterís 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.

Solid understand of the SQF certification process

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



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