Job Description

Position: Director of Quality Category: Quality Control
City: Weston State : FL
Branch Name: Plantation Dress Code:
Branch Phone: (954) 424-3173 Job ID: 235660
Pay Information: $135,000.00 - $135,000.00 Order Type: TP
City: Weston State : FL

Director of Quality - Pharma

$135K

Job Description

Bang Energy Performance Beverages and Sports Nutrition has been producing epic innovations for 25 years. We engage in an unrelenting pursuit to create trendsetting appearance and performance enhancing inventions. Our sports nutrition and beverage innovations are backed by 27 double-blind placebo controlled Gold Standard University studies. Likewise, our marketing and distribution has been discussed for its excellence by such prestigious news outlets as Forbes and Wells Fargo. We are hiring super creative, ultra-positive and high-energy professionals to drive our vision to serve the entire world cutting edge health promoting beverages and nutrition! We are top sellers in iconic retailers such as 7 Eleven, Publix, Walmart, and are the #1 selling beverage of all time in the world’s largest health food retailers: GNC and Vitamin Shoppe.

Director of Quality: Food & Beverage

The primary responsibility is to lead and drive compliance to the Quality and Food Safety agenda in the commercialization of new innovations and renovations through the new product development process from concept through to launch. This role will also support productivity and quality improvement initiatives.

The Quality Director serves as the liaison between the Quality and Food Safety organization and several functions across the enterprise including Marketing, R&D, Engineering, Project Management, and Supply Chain.

The position will have oversight for the Quality and Food Safety in the design and launch of new products, line extensions, quality improvements and productivity initiatives. The Quality Director will provide leadership and direction to a team of technically skilled direct reports and the position will serve as the point of contact and subject matter expert on all food safety and quality topics on assigned product categories. As needed, the Quality Director will engage in activities with equipment manufacturers, industry colleagues, and regulatory agencies.

Provide Quality and Food Safety leadership to the organization as it relates to product and package design

Hire, conduct onboarding, conduct performance evaluations, and provide feedback and coaching to a technically skilled team of direct reports

Identify gaps and opportunities and drive and lead improvement initiatives

Develop and implement new processes, procedures, and ways of working

Assign resources to project teams and in some cases represent QA on project teams

Provide quality and food safety expertise / direction / support in the manufacture of new and existing products

Provide regular project and team status updates to the Quality and Food Safety Leadership team

Coordinate design activities with other functional Quality Managers including Plant Quality, Operations QA, Co-Manufacturing QA, Supplier QA, Internal Lab, and the Food Safety team

Co-ordinate and in some cases perform the technical qualification of potential new co-manufacturing facilities and/or new equipment installations to ensure quality and food safety expectations are met

Ensure risk assessments are conducted on all projects including robust mitigation and contingency plans

Administer technical guidance on projects to ensure processes and equipment are capable of meeting company standards for quality and food safety

Drive compliance to the company stage gate process specifically the Quality and food safety requirements

Train teams on the quality and food safety deliverables in the company stage gate process

Represent the Quality and Food Safety function to ensure deliverables are met at the stage gates governance meetings as projects look to move through each gate

Work closely with the R&D and Engineering teams to troubleshoot and communicate formulation and process problems where necessary - ensure root cause and corrective actions are appropriate and implemented

Develop a rapport with plant and QA managers of all company owned and co-pack facilities

Utilize Six Sigma, Lean, and/or other continuous improvement concepts to improve quality, efficiency, and waste

Develop presentations, reports, and training materials as needed

Stay current with all key regulatory and certifying agency requirements

Estimated 30-50% travel

Requirements:

BS in Science / Food Science / Engineering or equivalent

10+ years previous Quality Assurance Leadership experience in the food and beverage industry with an emphasis on Cultured, ESL, Aseptic, and Dairy preferred. Both plant and corporate experience preferred

Experienced in Quality Systems, GFSI (SQF, FSSC 22000), SPC, food regulations (CFR 21, FSMA / Preventive Controls), Sanitation

HACCP / PCQI experienced / certified

Experience in risk analysis (i.e. FMEA)

Experience in commercialization / launches of new products

Experienced in commercialization stage gate processes

Experience in leading, managing and developing direct reports

Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to prioritize multiple demands simultaneously

Excellent verbal and written communication / presentation skills

Strong knowledge of product commercialization processes

Strong knowledge of quality and food safety systems

Must have technical and scientific knowledge of formulation, industrial process and equipment

Must be collaborative, have a technical curiosity, strong troubleshooting skills, and have leadership ability

Solid strategy development and tactical implementation skills and a demonstrated capacity to interface at all levels of a matrix organization

Ability to work independently, in a team environment, and as a leader

Must be able to travel, estimated travel 30-50%

Excellent record keeping / documentation skills

Adaptable and quick to learn new processes and tools.

Has a "whatever it takes" attitude.

A track record of performance meeting targets and objectives.

Self-directed, goal-oriented and flexible, enjoying working in a fast-paced and at times challenging environment.Ability to work cross-functionally and with a wide range of employees with different skill sets.

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal).

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