Director Quality Assurance
Job Opportunity at Continental Search and Outplacement, Inc.

Posted on Jun 4

http://www.consearch.com    (888) 276-6789

Location: Rural Eastern, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4141676

Step up into multi-site QA supervision!  The largest processor of their product in the United States is actively seeking an accomplished Quality Assurance professional to continue their commitment to quality and food safety by adding a Director of Quality Assurance to their management team.

Reasons why this is a great job for the right person:
  • Multi-plant responsibility
  • Option of living in suburban Philly or in rural PA
  • Loyal customer base with international distribution of product
  • Established track record of success and growth
  • Commitment to quality 
  • Position reports to the Company President
  • Innovative - continually adding and expanding product lines
  • Privately held - resourceful and responsive
  • You will be part of senior management
  • Reasonable overnight travel (25%)
  • Stable management team

Reporting directly to the president, this person will be responsible for all aspects of quality assurance and food safety for all the company facilities and will continually evaluate and improve quality systems while complying with all regulatory agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Quality Assurance will:
  • Evaluate, design and implement appropriate changes to company GMP's & SOP's as they relate to quality and food safety programs.
  • Evaluate and implement appropriate changes to the company's HACCP & SQF programs.
  • Maintain and/or improve involvement with the AMS Process Verified Program
  • Will evaluate and improve programs dealing with:
    • Harvest Monitoring
    • Dressing Procedures
    • E-coli Testing & Pathogens
    • Lotting of trim
  • Position the company for eventual implementation of SQF Level III certification
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory agency guidelines, policies and procedures and requirements
  • Develop/improve relations with all regulatory agency inspection personnel
  • Ensure proper animal handling protocols are evaluated, improvements made and implemented
  • Perform and /or oversee quality audits of suppliers/vendors
  • Manage a team of  7 quality and lab team members to ensure compliance and growth within the department
  • Work closely with all levels of management to ensure the highest levels of quality are maintained
  • Be the "go to" resource for all quality company entities including feed mill operations

To be considered for this role:
  • BS Degree in Food or Animal Science or a related area with an MS degree preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years of Quality Assurance Management experience in a food processing facility - meat or poultry highly preferred
  • Ability to manage other managers
  • Must have HACCP and/or SQF Certification
  • Accomplished at improving and implementing effective quality/food safety programs
  • History of positive relations with regulatory agencies
  • Track record of success in compliance
  • Knowledge of all areas of testing and process improvements
  • Ability to travel 25% (one week per month to another facility)

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