Director, QA and Food Safety

Columbus, OH

Posted: 11/10/2022 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 992.22KK Experience:

Job Description

Director, QA and Food Safety

As a QFSE Director you will partner with Operations leaders to ensure manufacturing quality standards are set to the highest bar.  You will lead a remote team and drive organizational development through technical education and leadership competencies.  You will set expectations for food safety standards and will set manufacturing food safety excellence expectations for the organization.  You have experience working with a field-based manufacturing population and have demonstrated your ability to be a strong remote change agent.  You are highly collaborative, have a customer service mindset and high degree of agility and cross-functional influence.


This role is accountable for implementation and continuous improvement of validated programs for management of quality, food safety and food processing compliance within the Manufacturing plants and Distribution network.


  • Build and lead plant QFSE teams, gives performance management feedback and direction to ensure site QFSE goals and activities are aligned with the overall business
  • Partner with operations and supply chain leadership to provide support and solutions for situations involving Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Develop strategic roadmap of projects and activities in line with QFSE function and purpose and business priorities
  • Drive continuous improvement in Quality management system, including but not limited to the systems, processes and capabilities involved in management of Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance at company factories, warehouses and distribution centers
  • Build and expand technical and functional capability of the QFSE manufacturing organization to support decision making in the management of Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Compliance
  • Define, communicate, and maintain standards (policies, and procedures) to be implemented in all locations that manufacture or handle the company products. Define the metrics for performance and methods for verifying compliance to those standards
  • Accountable for the food safety, quality assurance plans, and food processing compliance programs in all company-owned locations that manufacture or handle company products

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  992.22KK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing quality food environment, leading teams and interacting with a corporate function
  • Working knowledge of QSFE standard setting and demonstrated proficiency developing food safety plans
  • Quality management systems & analytics, traceability systems implementation across multiple locations
  • Familiarity with regulations governing food safety and quality of company product portfolio. Certified in HACCP & PCQI

**If you would like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  992.22KK


Meet Your Recruiter

Sam Kovacevic
Technical Recruiter

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