Our pet segment is searching for a Director- Quality/Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance in our Neptune City Office. The Director develops and implements Quality and Food Safety programs and ensures compliance with domestic and international law regulations The Director assures safe/quality products by establishing and enforcing quality standards, testing materials, and products.
Central Garden & Pet company (NASDAQ: CENT) is a leading innovator, marketer, and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Commitment to Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Ensure that manufacturing facilities have adequate controls programs and organizational structure in place to comply with all regulations, customer and SQF, GFSI and FSMA requirements
Ensure that appropriate records are maintained and a well-documented tracking and recall program exists and all employees are trained on all aspects of the program
Design and implements adequate tests and procedures for HACCP compliance.
Oversee the human safety programs at all facilities and ensure compliance to all OSHA and local regulations.
Develop an Emergency Response Program.
Develops and oversees all training activities to stay current with regulatory and industry requirements
Interface with all regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, and EPA and DOT) and customers ensuring optimum support
Leads third party audits and inspections. Responsible for overseeing or completing audit deviations resulting from any inspections
Assure FSVP compliance with GFSI and FSMA
Responsible for the management of the Safety, Quality, and Regulatory teams to include hiring, reviews and disciplinary actions as needed
Responsible for leadership of the Safety, Quality, and Regulatory teams to include mentoring, teaching, and ensuring the team is trained and current on all quality systems and regulatory issues
IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES
BS degree in a science; Advanced degree a plus
15 years plus experience in Quality Management, with emphasis in EHS, Food Safety and Regulatory compliance.
Certified as PCQI, HACCP, SQF Practitioner
Must have proven leadership skills
Experience in dealing with FDA, USDA
Professional certification in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or Environmental Science preferred
Familiarity with regulations of international export preferably of food
Ability to work cross-functionally particularly with R&D manufacturing and procurement
Able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Central Garden And Pet