Regional Quality Assurance
Director - Western Operations - California
Type:Permanent Full Time
Regional Quality Assurance Director -
Regional Quality Assurance Director - Western Operations
Drive Food Safety and Quality across
all Saputo Cheese US facilities by working with Corporate Quality, Plant
Quality, Operations, Sales, customers and suppliers.
Directly manage, support and develop the Regional Quality Assurance
Responsible for supporting plants (location(s) to be determined) in the
area of Quality Assurance and Food Safety.
Provide leadership, direction and guidance to Regional Quality Assurance
Managers and plant personnel by understanding regulatory, customer and
internal Saputo Quality and Food Safety requirements.
Develop and update policy. Work closely with Regional QA Managers and Food
Safety Manager to implement and standardize these policies.
Work with plants to identify gaps and implement solid solutions.
Assess significant Quality and Food Safety situations and make sound
recommendations regarding disposition of product and future preventative
Create and standardize Quality Assurance requirements, documentation and
execution of plant processes.
Lead cross functional Quality Assurance teams and efforts.
Follow regulatory changes and develop or modify policies as needed to
Support specified customer and supplier initiatives in conjunction with
Sales, Operations and other functions as appropriate.
Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
Values that align with the Saputo
culture: Respect, Teamwork, Openness, Ownership, Commitment, Integrity,
Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Food Science or related field.
Equivalent experience will be considered.
Minimum of ten (10) years experience in quality
and food safety in the dairy industry.
Experience with cheese and/or dairy powders.
Working knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e. FDA, USDA, etc.).
Strong understanding of plant QA systems (i.e. HACCP, Environmental
Pathogen Monitoring, Pest Control, etc.)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, draw valid
conclusions and provide solutions.
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.
Ability to influence and drive positive change.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good
Ability to travel frequently with overnight stays.
Must possess strong leadership, communication and organizational skills.