Salary Range:$135,000.00 - $150,000.00

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Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice President Quality Assurance of a leading privately held frozen food manufacturer. The Quality Assurance Director is responsible for quality, food safety, compliance and inspection ensuring food products meet quality and food safety standards set by company, customer and regulatory authorities at site. Manages department with 24 employees including quality engineering, research & development, and microlab for 24/7 plant operations at a large ½ million sq. ft. site. QA Director must be a strong take charge leader who works collaboratively with all shift managers to ensure consistent and open communication. Plans, direct and controls all QA and safety activities for site and works collaboratively with Corporate QA team. Develops and implements effective quality and food safety systems that meet all regulatory, FMSA, USDA & FDA requirements. Ensures customer and regulatory expectations are met during all manufacturing processes. Applies expertise in HACCP/FSMA food safety and interfaces directly with the FDA, USDA, as needed to maintain plant/product certifications. Implements and maintains standardized procedures to ensure ongoing compliance. He/she manages as a change agent by driving continuous improvement across the organization to ensure world class performance in: financial, quality, delivery and safety results. The QA Director coaches, trains, teaches, and mentors plant personnel to ensure understanding and compliance of food safety and quality programs. Understands and ensures compliance with all FDA, USDA regulations, FSMA, GMP, SSOP, allergen control programs and assures strict adherence to regulations and industry food safety standards.

Background Required:
  • Food Manufacturing or Operations (10 years)
  • Food Quality Assurance Senior Management FSIS, USDA, FDA (5 years)
  • Advanced knowledge of food best practices GMP, SOP, SSOP and HACCP/FSMA
  • Proven track record of successful regulatory compliance, audits and reports (SQF, FSIS, USDA, FDA, Allergen Control, Food Defense, Food Quality and Customer)
  • Inspection and testing to ensure QA of materials, facilities and products (AIB, FDA, USDA and Customer)
  • Statistical data analysis for complex problem solutions
  • Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Travel <10%
  • Education: BS Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or related degree
  • Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Frozen Food
  • Continuous Improvement, lean manufacturing and/or six sigma
  • FSMA, Quality and/or Safety Certifications ie. PCQI, SQF Certification and/or SQF Practitioner
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Results driven (demonstrated above average results)
  • Excellent Analytical and Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Trouble Shooting and Root Cause Analysis
  • Confident and Assertive Leadership style
  • Coaching, mentoring and collaborate management style that develops rapport at all levels
  • Technical writing for policy documents and audit reports
  • Excellent written and oral communication (plant, management, regulators, customers, clients and general public)

If you are interested in this opportunity but you’re not ready to apply, please email the Practice Leader provided below with your questions.

Practice Director: Deb Lucia
Food & Ingredients

330.664.9400, ext.134

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