Job Info
Job Title: Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Job Number: 11055
Posted Date: 10/24/2019
Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and deliver all food safety programs, strategies and policies within the organization
  • Ensure the handling, production and delivery of safe food, including food safety management based on GAP systems, regulatory compliance, sanitation standards and procedures, environmental monitoring, training, crisis management, food safety policies and procedures, food plant design and construction, microbial interventions, microbiological testing and new products development
  • Develop appropriate strategies, policies and objectives that drive and monitor continuous improvement and regulatory compliance
  • Lead the implementation of strategies
  • Lead the food safety effort to include developing strategies, objectives and priorities
  • Publish and deliver annual operating plans and strategic plans
  • Lead the organization with respect to the quality and safety of products and the food processing environment in which many different items are prepared according to different processes
  • Participate in assessing risk and manage crises involving products and the on-going interpretation and reporting of information from customers and suppliers
  • Ensure food safety departmental requirements are built into key cross functional processes from concept through commercialization
  • Direct the quality and product safety components for all food safety driven projects through quality planning, specifications development and project oversight for compliance to GMPs and other company policies and guideline
  • Perform and document assigned investigations (e.g. audits, product complaints and discrepancies in production) and propose appropriate corrective preventative actions for associated issues and events relating to food safety
  • Assist with the timely completion of corrective/preventative action
  • Represent food safety to all business teams and serve as a conduit for information
  • Lead the Quality Systems Program to define standards for the supply chain and broader organization
  • Transform data into meaningful information by developing metrics and defining activities
  • Interact effectively at all levels within the organization, influence key stakeholders, and constructively manage opposition
  • Act in a collegial manner and partner with business teams
  • Provide leadership to the organization for all FSMA and other regulatory compliance issues
  • Plan and implement external audits of suppliers, vendors, manufacturers and service providers to identify non-conformances, assess and report the level of compliance to regulatory and quality requirements, and ensure implementation of appropriate corrective and preventive action
  • Represent the company in appropriate industry and professional organizations

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