Director of QA

Chicago, IL
Attractive Salary + Bonus Package
Mar 09, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting new role with a global food company which manufactures and supplies their delicious product range across North America and around the world.

As part of their exciting expansion plans, they now seek to hire a talented Director of QA with extensive HACCP management, quality systems, laboratory management, regulatory and SQF/BRC experience to lead their QA function.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring compliance with product specifications, labeling, and regulatory standards
  • Overseeing and implementing HACCP, SQF, GMP, BRC and other food safety and quality programs for the plant.
  • Providing oversight for the development of robust manufacturing control processes and related reports use throughout the plant.
  • Managing customer complaint investigations, resolution and tracking.
  • Being part of the development team for new products and modification to existing products.

  • Manage teams that will ensure all company policies and procedures are adhered to in order to produce safe and high quality product compliant to specification
  • Facilitating quality systems, continuous process improvement, and safety initiatives in accordance with Lean thinking throughout the organization.
  • Establishing finished goods quality standards, monitor down-graded product and work with manufacturing to reduce them to appropriate levels.

You will work closely with R&D, operations and logistics to maintain the highest levels of product safety and quality across the manufacturing and supply chain process.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Food Science or equivalent, plus at least 5 years food safety/QA management experience in the Food Industry
  • HACCP Certification and experience with SQF audits is required
  • Knowledge of Microbiology, HACCP, Sanitation and Regulatory Directives
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop strong QA/Sanitation teams - previous management experience is required
  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Experience with USDA/FDA regulations, policies and procedures is preferred.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary + bonus package, plus the chance to grow their career with a global food company.

When you apply, please send us your resume in Word format - and don't forget to include your career achievements on your resume!