Exceptional opportunity in Quality Assurance/Food Safety leadership with a leading SQF Certified food manufacturer operating in a USDA approved facility. We are a full line food processor specializing in fresh prepared foods. Our products are sold to retail and foodservice organizations throughout the US. We are seeking a Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety to be located at our Massachusetts facility. Role reports to Company President.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide Team Leadership for all matters related to food safety and sanitation.
Establish goals and objectives for the team consistent with Company objectives.
Ensure the effective execution of all quality, food safety and sanitation programs and audits.
Oversee all labeling and nutritional data programs.
Regular communication throughout the organization in connection with Food Safety and other QA/Sanitation matters.
Maintain compliance with all USDA, FDA, HACCP, FSMA and SQF requirements.
Work closely with internal and external laboratories in connection with microbiological testing and shelf-life validations.
Handle all regulatory matters and outside audits pertaining to Food Safety and Quality.
Involvement in Industry/Technical organizations and events.
BS/MS in food science, food process technologies, microbiology or related.
15 years’ experience in Quality Assurance/Food Safety in a USDA plant.
In depth knowledge of USDA/FSIS/FDA/FSMA regulations, as well as HACCP, SSOP and GMP.
6 to 8 years managing a group of 10+ QA/QC team members.
A comprehensive understanding of the accreditation requirements and renewal processes.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work effectively in a customer focused deadline driven environment.
Bi-lingual – English/Spanish – a plus.
Experience with Global Food Safety and Quality programs.
Experience using Food Safety labeling software and nutritional labeling programs.
Familiarity with Sanitation Protocols, cleaning methods and related chemicals.
Internal Number: QC1
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