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Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Company: The Judge Group, Inc.
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:



Location: Sioux City, IA Salary: $120,000 to $130,000 plus bonus Description: Our client, a top company in the Food Industry, is currently seeking a Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance.

What they will provide:

  • Excellent compensation, including an annual bonus
  • Excellent benefits
  • Company will provide relocation assistance
  • Opportunity to work in a State-of-the-Art plant
    What you will be doing:
    • Will have 4 Manager Direct reports (3 FSQA Mgrs and 1 Lab Mgr) and 85 Indirect reports (6 FSQA Sups, 60 FSQA Techs, and the rest Lab Techs)Will report to the VP, Food Safety & Quality Assurance
    • Develop and implement FSQA procedures, HACCP plan, FSMA, GFSI programs and lab procedures
    • Oversee the plant adoption, implementation and maintenance of the FSQA software.
    • Develop a high performing team driven by solid talent identification, development and succession planning of employees engaged in food safety, quality assurance, sanitation and laboratory activities.
    • Coordination, development, oversight and enforcement of all plant FSQA compliance activities, including all regulatory label compliance, specification approvals, HACCP and USDA relationships, FDA FSMA, product and process auditing and verification of corrective actions.
    • Proactively work and develop processes to prevent recalls, withdraws and loss of customers due to quality issues; research and recommend enhancements to food safety, product quality, production procedures, equipment, and management practices.
    • Collaborate on all FSQA activities to add guidance and expertise in all areas where a subject matter expert, (ex. Lab, AMS, AW, data collections, sanitation, etc.)
    • Effectively partner with Operations, Maintenance, Sales, Supply Chain, Customers and other functional areas in the organization to teach, lead and guide all employees engaged in food production in food safety and quality initiatives.
    • Manage written responses, customer inquiries and visits for food safety and product quality complaints and claims.
    • Create and foster a culture that understands and recognizes food safety and quality as a top priority, ensure employees are trained on an on-going basis in compliance with company standards to ensure safety, quality and consistency of products.
    • Ensure high levels of engagement from all levels of employees within the facility through positive and effective employee relations
    • Foster an environment of continuous process improvement to drive efficiencies, increased accuracy, and stronger decision making.
    • Administer Plant FSQA department and create an environment of teamwork.
    • This position is responsible for hiring, development, management, and succession planning of the plant FSQA staff
    • May at times fill in for FSQA Managers and Regulatory Manager
      What you need to have:
      • Bachelor's in Science degree in meat science, food science, microbiology, biology or chemistry required8+ years of progressive leadership responsibilities in the meat industry managing, auditing, developing, and implementing food safety and quality assurance programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must have thorough knowledge of both commercial and technical aspects related to FSQA for the pork or beef industry including a comprehensive experience with USDA rules and regulations.Must be well versed in current FSIS directives and regulatory requirements.HACCP/Food Safety Certification and experience with GFSI schemes. Must be able to effectively communicate with USDA, customers, sales, production, and management personnel.Ability to provide critical analysis to audits and other data collected on products, procedures, and programs.Well-developed management skills utilizing sound team management principles in leading a large team of diverse employees. Strong leadership skills and the ability to advise, champion and uphold regulatory, company and customer standards at all levels of the organization. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior experience presenting information and responding to questions from management and employees at all levels of the organization.
        Please send resume to rarritola@judge.com

Keywords: The Judge Group, Inc., Sioux City , Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Professions , Sioux City, Iowa

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