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Director of Food Safety – Lena, WI

Job Type : Permanent

Category : Quality Assurance Mgmt.

Region : Central

Location/City : WI - Lena

Major player in the Food Industry with over 30 plants worldwide is looking for a Food Safety Director. This is a newly created position because of company growth and focus in Quality Assurance. Below are the requirements. Specific areas are the need for a degree in FOOD SCIENCE OR MICROBIOLOGY and dairy experience is highly desired. The location is in Wisconsin and there are several places that this person could live near one of the companies 4 plants. Salary is 6 figures and a significant bonus with relocation and benefits as well as vacation. This person should expect a maximum travel requirement of 40% but more realistically about 30%.


• Drive Food Safety across all Company US facilities by working with Corporate Quality, as well as plant Quality, Operations and Sales.

• Support and provide direction to the organization for product and environmental pathogen prevention monitoring, training, HACCP and related customer/supplier initiatives.

• Work with plant to identify gaps and implement solid solutions.

• Assess significant Food Safety situations and make sound recommendations regarding disposition of product and future preventative measures.

• Lead Food Safety recall efforts for the US Division.

• Create and standardize Food Safety requirements, documentation and execution of plant processes.

• Lead cross functional Food Safety teams and efforts.

• Provide guidance, evaluate and further develop the Environmental Pathogen Program.

• Provide guidance, evaluate and further develop the Product Pathogen Testing Program.

• Provide HACCP guidance to the organization including HACCP plan reviews and validation.

• Support specified customer and supplier initiatives in conjunction with Quality, Sales, Operations and other functions as appropriate.

• Lead the Corporate Food Safety Annual Internal Audit process.

• Responsible for Vendor Approval Program.

• Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Food Microbiology.

• 10+ years of experience in food safety in a manufacturing environment; including strong understanding of microbiology and food science.

• Working knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e. FDA, USDA, etc.).

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AS400, etc. • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and provide solutions. • Ability to influence and drive positive change. • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management. • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with all levels of employees as well as internal and external customers. • Must possess strong leadership, communication and organizational skills. • Ability to travel up to 40%.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to:

Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job: DIRECTOR OF FOOD SAFETY (#355-MH1297)




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