Director of Quality
Quality Control |
American Canyon, CA, United States
The Director of Quality Assurance is responsible for all food safety and
quality assurance activity. We are looking for a leader that wants to make a
difference, develop and grow a solid team, as well as, develop and improve
the current systems. The QA Director will lead the implementation of a
Quality Management software system to take our quality and regulatory
standards to world class. You will bring significant knowledge of various
generally recognized quality programs and regulatory compliance. Your
leadership experience will inspire your team to be quality champions via
critical thinking, problem solving and innovative solutions.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Ensures highly disciplined
compliance with all regulatory and Company defined food safety and
sanitation standards, systems, procedures, and practices to ensure that
we produce the highest quality products. Implementation and drive the
Quality Management Software system.
- Possesses a “hands on”
- Completes “Out of compliance”
investigations, makes recommendations to resolve these instances,
including complaint trend investigations.
- Supplier oversight and raw
material inspections and approval.
- Oversees, directs, and manages
the Quality Assurance function to ensure highly disciplined compliance
with all product and process quality parameters and standards including
formulations, specifications, approved methods, procedures, practices
- Responsible for overall Plant
Quality System Compliance which may include SQF 2000, GFSI, SSOP, HACCP
and FSMA as well as customer required programs.
- Product and process quality
management systems Product quality analysis and deviation adjustments
- Obtains excellent quality
results, as measured by customer complaint frequency, product evaluation
scores, internal and external facility and operational audit scores,
quality systems compliance, and other formal and informal feedback
mechanisms, using existing and future methods, procedures, and systems.
- Develops, implements, and
sustains new methods and procedures to drive improvements in quality and
- Works with manufacturing and
other team members to ensure plant activities and equipment installs
pass our quality and sanitation requirements.
- Manages departmental activity
to comply with all applicable safety laws and regulations, as well as
Company safety policies, procedures and standards and is an active member
of the safety committee.
- Works with the Technical
Services Director and R&D on the operational implementation of all
regulatory compliance, process and specification changes, and new
- Responsible for establishing
and achieving the annual QA operating budget
- Minimum of 10 years of
experience in food quality assurance, preferably in the thermo
processing industry, with demonstrated success at the Manager or
Director of Quality Assurance level.
- Strong Team Management experience.
- A solid background in
chemistry, microbiology and algebraic analytics.
- Sense of urgency and ownership
regarding role and the needs of the department.
- Strong quantitative skills,
interpersonal skills, and the ability to think critically.
- Self-directed with the ability
to work independently as well as with groups.
- Excellent verbal and written
and communication and Excel skills and
- Ability to effectively plan,
organize and prioritize work
BS Degree or advanced technical degree in microbiology, chemistry, food
science or closely related discipline is preferred