Corporate/ Director Quality Systems
Job Opportunity at Shearer's Foods

Posted on Nov 17

Location: Massillon, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4101886

The Director of Quality Systems is responsible for leading, managing, and executing quality and food safety programs and systems with an emphasis on SQF (Safe Quality Foods), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), Specifications System, Plant Data Collection, Analysis, and Work Flow System, and Consumer Affairs for all manufacturing and distribution sites. This position reports to the Vice President, Quality Assurance & Food Safety.


Specific Responsibilities


  • Lead SQF Program to ensure full SQF compliance at all manufacturing and distribution locations
  • Lead FDA FSMA programs to ensure production of safe products
  • Oversee corporate product specifications system
  • Oversee corporate Plant Data Collection, Analysis, and Work Flow Systems
  • Oversee Consumer Affairs including CAPA system and Quality Scorecards
  • Keeps abreast of and monitor latest food safety regulations and guidance
  • Develops operating policies and procedures to support food safety and quality
  • Drive the corporate food safety and quality objectives by establishing and maintaining close team working relationships with Manufacturing, Maintenance, Engineering, Distribution, and Operations personnel


Essential Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or a related technical field
  • 7-10 years’ experience leading Quality Assurance, Food Safety, and Regulatory programs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Food Safety (HACCP, cGMPs, SOPs and SSOPs, Pest Control, Allergen Control, and Recall programs)
  • Direct responsibility for SQF in a food manufacturing facility, including being SQF practitioner, or similar GFSI scheme
  • Comprehensive knowledge of FDA standards
  • A good understanding of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)
  • HACCP Certification
  • Experience with Infinity QS, or other related SPC programs
  • Experience with leading Consumer Affairs including generating CAPA (corrective and preventive action) and complaint scorecards
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both orally and written
  • Managerial experience, including managing a QA department
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work
  • Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on food safety, quality assurance, and plant regulatory compliance
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Experience planning and implementing preventative systems
  • Experience working directly with auditors, customers, and suppliers.
  • Strong PC proficiency to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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