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Director of Quality and Regulatory Operations

SUMMARY: Responsible for leading the overall guidance/mgmt. of quality, food safety, & regulatory compliance efforts. This position is ultimately responsible...

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Fostoria, Ohio

Hancock County


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SUMMARY: Responsible for leading the overall guidance/mgmt. of quality, food safety, & regulatory compliance efforts. This position is ultimately responsible for establishing/managing the QRO standards for all Mennel production facilities

PRIMARY WORK SHIFT: Mon – Fri 8AM – 5PM. Can vary, depending on workload.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Functional Leadership * Provide organizational leadership to Mennel’s quality & regulatory operations *Be an active member of Mennel’s corporate leadership team; responsible for helping set the QRO strategies/goals for the companys food manufacturing operations. *Be responsible for executing the strategic/tactical plans. *Foster a collaborative working relationship with the entire operations & QRO team.. *Be a champion for continuous improvement & implement successful strategies. *Foster a world-class QRO mentality *Be a developer of talent„h *Direct/coordinate operations Quality Assurance *Lead, maintain & continually improve the corporate QA program/procedures *Effectively manage Mennel’s ¡§LIMS¡¨ system *Properly manage the customers finished product specs *Serve as lead for any communications with customers regarding finished product specifications, quality requirements, quality complaints, etc. *Develop/manage an annual QRO financial budget. *Monitor new crop wheat quality/coordinate new crop transition plans at each applicable location *Work closely with Grain Dept to identify quality wheat sources that ensure the required quality at a competitive price. *Manage Mennel’s wheat blend optimization program. Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance *Lead corporate food safety program(s). *Direct all efforts to maintain/exceed compliance with all existing & newly adopted food safety/security regulations. Strive for consistency across all locations. *Be point person/corporate resource for all 3rd party food safety/sanitation audits. *Continually monitor, modify, maintain, & improve Mennel’s BRC program as necessary, *Effectively communicate with facility managers on a regular basis to keep all updated on any applicable changes to our food safety programs, policies, & regulations. *Manage effective internal plant auditing program *Direct Mennel’s response to all customer audit/survey requests/requirements. *Keep company senior mgmt. informed as necessary, of all major food safety-related activities/initiatives. *Lead Mennel’s efforts to effectively/efficiently field, respond, & properly follow-up to any customer complaint *Stay informed and up to date on current food safety/sanitation/compliance trends in our industry

Job Requirements

*B.S. in food science, food technology, milling science or related field. Advanced degree is preferred. * 7-10 years of progressive experience in leading an organization in quality assurance, food safety and/or food regulatory compliance *Strong leadership skills, including the ability to implement change, influence business strategies, guide & direct others, & resolve conflict. *Excellent technical writing, speaking, & presentation skills. *Thoroughly understand the business in which we operate, & know how the input/outputs affect the end results. *Solid communication skills & ability to be able to interact & productively communicate with all levels of the organization. *Ability to develop/lead strategic initiatives as well as plan the specific tactics to achieve the strategic vision. *Ability to develop/coach others. *Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity & change. *Self-motivated, have initiative, & be able to effectively work independently. *Commitment to driving/delivering results. *Possesses clear stds of personal integrity, business ethics & values.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or to 319 S. Vine St., Fostoria, OH 44830

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