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Director, Quality Assurance - Co Pack

Company: Bar-S Foods Co.
Location: Denton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

Oversee and direct the food safety and quality assurance programs and systems at all Co-Pack facilities throughout the distribution network.

Essential Job Functions

Direct and manage Co-pack products to meet Sigma specifications and quality.
Direct and manage co-pack QA technicians; work in collaboration with food technologists and R&D team.
Ensure all Sigma Standard Technical Instructions are current at all Co-pack facilities.
Create and maintain all related quality, food safety and product specifications to ensure compliance with FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations; conduct internal audit to ensure co-packer meets and passes audit and standard quality procedures before they start producing Sigma products
Ensure standardized tests on co-packed items meet standards and regulations regarding factors including but not limited to, labeling compliance, product quality and consistency such as Chemical (Salt, Moisture, Protein, Fat), Sensory evaluation (Color, Texture) in each Co-pack plant and Microbiology such as Total Plate Count (TPC), Yeast, Mold, and Pathogens including Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria that are applicable to products.
Ensure investigations are resolved timely and within guidelines; communicate consumer complaints; confirm Co-pack vendor identifies root cause and provides corrective action to operations team.
Ensure co-pack vendors adhere to standards and third party service level agreements
Identify and set-up new Co-pack vendors in quality and food safety programs.
Create reports which identify and track various types of trends among Co-packers.
Ensure product Quality and Food Safety through compliance with quality inspections for all Co-packer products leaving plants and facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Animal Science, or related degree
5 years of progressive product quality and food safety experience
5 years of leadership experience managing a team


Certified in HACCP, SQF, and/or BRC

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Food or Animal Science
SAP experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Proven knowledge of HACCP, SQF, USDA and FDA regulations including labeling and nutritional facts
Proven ability to lead and develop teams
Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, present complex ideas concisely and clearly articulate ideas verbally and in writing
Proven ability to build professional relationships with Co-pack vendors
Experience computing and having working knowledge of formulation, Chemical composition of meat products, percentages of ingredients or other product factors, using mathematical and chemical procedures and comply with USDA regulation
Intermediate skills of Microsoft Office, including , Outlook, Power Point, Word and Excel
Strong analytical and negotiation skills with attention to details
Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities while maintaining a professional environment.

Environmental/Working Conditions

Able to travel up to 60% of the time, including overnight stays for up to 5 days at a time.

Physical Requirements

Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

Keywords: Bar-S Foods Co., Denton , Director, Quality Assurance - Co Pack, Executive , Denton, Texas

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