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Director, Food Safety

Green Chef

Green Chef

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Job Description:

Factor_ a brand of Hellofresh is seeking a Director of Food Safety. The FSQ department is at the core of ensuring food safety and product quality. Cooking and plating of ready-to-eat meals requires excellence in food handling and environmental cleanliness. The Director of the Food Safety team oversees site level execution as well as business unit wide strategic direction. This includes monitoring and communication of KPIs, overseeing the project execution for improvement, and determining the direction of processes and procedures related to food safety and quality.

You will ….

  • Develop food safety compliance strategy to align with with local, city, state and federal requirements
  • Coordinate cross functional departments to achieve food safety and quality objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other directors to maximize compliance, product reliability and minimize costs
  • Lead and motivate a team of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Managers, senior managers and supervisors across multiple facilities
  • Validate and verify the adherence of sites to HACCP plans and ensure compliance with all company FSQA requirements
  • Direct the development and implementation of corporate Food Safety and Quality Assurance plans
  • Champion continuous improvement within the teams, driving FSQA KPIs
  • Be the primary contact for high-impact food safety and quality issues experienced by the company and industry
  • Provide the leadership team with updates on KPIs, projects and team dynamics

You are…

  • A Leader: develop and motivate a large group of employees
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Oriented
  • Results Driven and Passionate About Customer Success
  • Communication Proficiency: speak to employees with tact and diplomacy
  • Time Management: tracking/monitoring production and maintaining productivity
  • Technical Capacity: computer literacy to input information into the computer
  • Learning Orientation: able to take direction and relay information to employees

At a minimum, you have…

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Food Science, Biology or other relevant subjects
  • 10+ years of experience within the food industry
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role within a food facility
  • Organizational oversight with large site or multi-site business
  • Strong attention to detail and data driven mindset
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and applications of FSQA programs including HACCP, Sanitation and applicable certifications
  • Up-to-date knowledge on FDA and local guidelines