Director of Quality Systems

Location: Tracy, CA

Overview: The position is responsible for all food safety and quality assurance activity.  Looking for a leader that wants to make a difference, develop and grow a solid team, as well as, develop and improve the current systems.  Position will lead the implementation of a Quality Management software system to take our quality and regulatory standards to world class.  The Director of Quality Systems will bring significant knowledge of various generally recognized quality programs and regulatory compliance.  Your leadership experience will inspire your team to be quality champions via critical thinking, problem solving and innovative solutions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures highly disciplined compliance with all regulatory and company defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures and practices to ensure that we produce the highest quality products
  • Possesses a “hands on” management style
  • Completes “Out of Compliance” investigations, makes recommendations to resolve these instances, including complaint trend investigations
  • Supplier oversight and raw material inspections and approval
  • Oversees, directs and manages Quality Assurance function to ensure highly disciplined compliance with all product and process quality parameters and standards including formulations specifications, approved methods, procedures, practices and systems
  • Develops, implements and sustains new methods and procedures to drive improvements in quality and food safety
  • Works with manufacturing and other team members to ensure plant activities and equipment installs pass our quality and sanitation requirements
  • Manages departmental activity to comply with all applicable safety laws and regulations as well as company safety policies, procedures and standards
  • Works with R&D, Sales & Operations on the operational implementation of all regulatory compliance, process and specification changes and new product introductions

Requirements:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Excellent communication skills-written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Must be proficient with computer and appropriate software
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced technical degree in microbiology, chemistry or food science
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in food quality assurance
  • Strong team management experience
  • Sense of urgency and ownership regarding role and the needs of the department