Director of Food Safety – Martinsville, VA
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85-95K, 20% bonus, great relocation
Manufacturing, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance
We are seeking a Director of Food Safety for a well known and established quality meat snack producer.This position will be based in VA, however consideration can be place on IN and MN.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 we believe this company can leverage world class quality and food safety as a strategic advantage not easily matched by its competition. 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 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
Key words: Regulatory Affairs, Quality Manager, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Director of Quality, Technical Director, Technical Service Manager, Compliance Manager, Food Safety Auditor, Quality Compliance Director, Poultry Processing, Further processing, Statistician
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