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Food Safety and Quality Manager (Open to Relocation)

Ainsley Search Group

This is a Contract position in Gloucester County, NJ posted September 14, 2020.

A Fast Growing, Global Food Manufacturer based in greater Philadelphia is hiring a Food Safety and Quality Manager with experience in protein, poultry or meat product manufacturing to join their management team.

This Food Safety and Quality Manager will lead a team to provide company-wide direction on food safety, quality assurance program, quality audits, and support production, operations, warehouse with any quality compliance, regulatory, investigation, food safety practices and programs.

This is a permanent opportunity with high growth potential, lucrative base compensation, bonus and benefit package.

The company would like to develop the right individual to become the Director of Food Safety and Quality.

Responsibilities: Reports to Quality Director and lead a team to oversee company-side quality assurance programs, food safety, HACCP program support, Audits, Team management and development, investigations, training, reduce non-compliance food safety and quality assurance issues and continuously drive process improvement across company on quality operations.

Maintain, management, update quality systems including HACCP programs, stay abreast of current regulatory requirements, implement new processes and procedures to ensure company remain compliant with HACCP, FDA, USDA and SQF regulations.

Support company-wide quality audits, third-party, government inspections and audits, and undertakes customer and SQF, Organic, EU, and customer audits as needed, identify issues and investigate for root cause, implement improvement plan and corrective action to reduce recurring quality issues, improve compliance for materials, production, finished products, etc.

Lead investigation on customer returned products, customer complaints, supplier rejections, production waste and rejections, identify root cause and follow up, follow through on complaints and related issues, develop timely corrective action and implement CAPA and improvement plan.

Support supplier quality program and ensure in-bound quality approval process on incoming raw meat materials, seafoods, packaging materials and related incoming materials, collaborate with procurement on global and domestic suppliers qualifications, supplier corrective action and suppliers selection process.

Lead staff planning, development, hiring for quality team, provide hands-on support, training, mentoring to subordinates.

Collaborate with internal cross functional to streamline quality operations and compliance, provide coaching to company-wide and act as the change agent to drive improvement and standardize quality policy.

Oversee accurate quality documents, recertifications, certifications, traceability of records, ensure proper documentation and maintain quality library, records.

Ability to advance to senior level leadership role in Quality Management.

Qualifications: Associate degree, higher education highly preferred.

5 years of leadership tenure in food safety, quality management within protein manufacturing and processing environment.

Solid experience in managing a large manufacturing, processing and packaging plant runs 24/7; in-depth knowledge of HACCP, SQF, Big Five in Food Safety, Food Hazards, FDA, USDA, GMP, Good housekeeping, etc.

Strong people skill, ability establish and develop relationship with internal teams, government agencies, suppliers, customers, etc., ability to maintain effective communication.

Solid experience in quality auditing, quality inspection FDA/USDA regulations, Department of Agriculture regulation, etc.

Ability to provide training, mentoring, teaching, coaching to both subordinates, internal teams, customers, suppliers etc.

Strong problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, ability to develop corrective action and improvement plan to cultivate lean and continuously improvement culture.

Team players with high integrity, values and a positive attitude, ability to overcome disagreement and conflicts effectively.

Bilingual skill is a plus Compensation, Bonus and Benefits: Competitive base compensation with annual merit increase Aggressive annual bonus 401k with match Comprehensive relocation assistance PTO and paid holidays Health, dental and vision Tuition reimbursement program Employee assistance program Company paid life insurance and disability insurance