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Director Food Safety and Quality

Location: Salem, OR
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $85.00 - $115.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 11/17/2017
Job ID: 02541914
Job Description
Director of Quality and Food Safety - Salem, OR

  • B.S. Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or related discipline required; advanced degree (MS, PhD) preferred.
  • Previous experience in Quality Assurance/Food Safety within a fresh food processing environment is preferred.
  • Experience with audits at the plant and/or grower level.
  • Must have experience in food safety, handling of fresh and frozen produce/perishables, BRC, HACCP, GMP, USDA, FDA and working with Federal and State inspectors.
  • Must be able to read and interpret and be an authority on USDA and FDA regulations and have the ability to research and find information when necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail, strong analytical skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, Problem solving, trouble shooting ability.
  • Proven manager; capable of coaching and developing a team & talent.
  • Proven ability to manage priorities and work efficiently in a matrix organization.
  • Use experience, expertise, and judgment to effectively plan and implement initiatives.
  • Flexible, self-disciplined. Ability to work in fast-pace environment with minimal supervision. Deliver meaningful results on time.
  • Willingness and availability to travel up to 50%, including occasional international travel.
  • Strong writing, research and verbal skills.
  • Strong computer application skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point)
  • The skill to communicate the intent of our specifications with a wide variety of personalities representing vendors.
Responsible for all quality and food safety functions at all company production facilities and warehouses.
  • Monitor compliance with FSMA rules and regulations on domestic and imported product.
  • Ensure plant audit corrective action plans are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Organize food safety training lessons for new company procedures and reinforce the existing procedures throughout the company.
  • Interface with all regulatory agencies and customers insuring optimum support.
  • Assist growers in achieving compliance with the Food Safety Program through field training and auditing.
  • Issue, review and maintain product specifications, certificates of analysis, and all other QA documents.
  • Conduct relevant physical, chemical, and microbiological tests on raw material as per specifications.
  • Oversee all plant HACCP, pre-requisite quality programs, and all quality/food safety related programs to meet regulatory and/or customer requirements.
  • Ensure all sanitation and safety guidelines are being met throughout the organization.
  • Review lab testing on the product and testing of the facility.
  • Generate reports describing QA activities, trends, and expenditures as well as communicate findings and action plans to necessary/appropriate parties.
  • Help with the tasting process, (before, during, and after) to approve that all products are meeting company criterion.
  • Respond to food safety related concerns and complaints with corrective action reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work closely with Sales, Production, Quality, Suppliers, Purchasing, Transportation, Customer Service, and Consumer Affairs to advise and resolve any issues as needed.

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