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Quality Director

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Louisville
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:


This position is responsible for managing the Quality and Food Safety program for “our client”, Inc. The Quality Director ensures systems are in place to produce food products that are safe, legal and meet the needs of our Customers. This is achieved through robust auditing and collaborative work with various team members to drive continuous improvement. This position also manages plant Quality Managers’ performance, growth and development. 


The Quality Director also works directly with customers as their primary technical resource and champions special projects as assigned by the Executive Leadership Team to support company initiatives.  


o Establishes, audits and revises company quality, food safety and plant sanitation programs. 

o Maintains effective document control. 

o Performs annual audit for all quality and food safety programs for effectiveness and consistency throughout the organization.  

o Revises programs and trains plant management team on changes.  

o Provides annual summary report of changes to senior management. 

o Establish metrics and reporting systems to insure compliance to specifications, company policies and procedures. 

o Responsible for maintaining records and metrics for customer issues.  

o Trains facilities to consistently perform root cause analysis. 

o Insures continuous improvement efforts are documented and evaluated. 

o Conducts annual review of plant performance against customer specifications/formulation and reports findings to senior management. 

o Champions internal auditing program. 

o Develops and training internal auditing team. 

o Develops and maintains internal auditing matrix. 

o Maintains and audits accuracy and precision testing of plant laboratories. 

o Audits various internal business units for compliance to company policy and procedures. 

o Reports finding to plant management and senior management. 

v Champions external audits. 

o Leads all non-GMP audits. 

o Conducts 2 pre-audits/facility each year based on customer and third party audit criteria (encompasses all aspects of GMP, food safety and quality systems).  

o Meets with plant management team to review results in a timely manner and communicates plant performance and overall readiness to senior management. 

o Audits forward warehouses as necessary and maintains required emergency contact information and audit records. 

o Champions crisis management team. 

o Provides annual training to team members. 

o Conducts mock training sessions. 

o Serves as the primary contact for any significant food safety and/or food quality event. 

o Regularly communicates with sales and customers to support overall customer satisfaction. 

o Ensures performance of plant Quality Managers meet company expectations to drive effect results that support Food Safety, Worker Safety, Quality, Sanitation and Efficiency. 

o Travels as necessary to audit facilities and attend customer events. 

o Communicates training requirements for quality, food safety and sanitation programs and procedures. 

o Identify programs and procedures and training frequency. 

o Reviews expectations with training coordinator and plant management teams. 

o Audits effectiveness annually and provides summary report to senior management. 

v Supports special projects as assigned. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

o Strong communication and influencing skills. 

o B.S., preference for Food Science or Food Engineering. 

o Minimum of 10 years working in the food industry. 

o Certified in HACCP/HARPC  

o Knowledge of governmental and industry standards for the food industry. 

o Minimum of 3 years’ experience working a food production environment. 

o Demonstrated understanding of SPC and statistics. 

o Good MS Office and presentation skills. 

o Demonstrated experience leading and building effective teams. 

o Ability to prioritize and multi-task work. 

o Demonstrated problem solving ability. 

o Certified Quality Auditor preferred  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

o Ability to physically inspect food facilities (capable of climbing, kneeling, walking, bending as necessary). 

o High level of energy, able to travel and work long hours when necessary. 

o Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 


Keywords: Gables Search Group, Louisville , Quality Director, Other , Louisville, Kentucky

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