Director of Quality Assurance - #20102782

Tofurky


Date: Dec 8, 2021
City: Mount Hood, OR
Contract type: Full time
Tofurky

The Director of QA will lead and advance food safety and compliance systems to facilitate the achievement of the company’s strategies and overall goals. Reporting to the President/CEO, he/she/they be responsible for ensuring all products are compliant with regulatory requirements and produced within Global Food Safety Initiative compliancy.
Come work with Tofurky! We are the Nation’s leading independent manufacturer of plant-based proteins and dairy-free cheeses. Our range of 35+ products can be found in more than 25,000 grocery stores throughout North America, the UK and Australia. We’re on a mission to erase the myth that people have to make a choice between enjoying tasty food OR taking care of themselves and the planet. We can do both.

Tofurky is looking for a Director of Quality Assurance (QA) to join our team. The Director of QA has oversight of Tofurky’s QA Department; providing leadership and guidance for all aspects of food safety and regulatory compliance. This trusted expert will work with a core quality assurance team, in addition to working cross-functionally to maintain, develop and enhance food safety programs. He/She/They will be charged with effectively collaborating with all stakeholders to build and influence Tofurky’s food safety policy, procedures, and food safety culture.
What you’ll do:
The Director of QA will lead and advance food safety and compliance systems to facilitate the achievement of the company’s strategies and overall goals. Reporting to the President/CEO, he/she/they be responsible for ensuring all products are compliant with regulatory requirements and produced within Global Food Safety Initiative compliancy. As an expert problem solver and experienced leader, you will be called upon to use technical expertise to recommend solutions and implement corrective actions to advance food safety systems in a rapidly evolving and innovation-centric work environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for ensuring all manufactured and distributed products are compliant within FDA or other relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Understands plant-based CPG manufacturing processes and oversee all aspects of food quality and safety for all products produced within our own or co-manufacturing facilities.
  • Maintains knowledge, understanding, and adheres to safety policies, USDA, GMP’s, QA, HACCP, Sanitation rules and regulations, and company policies.
  • Responsible for managing GFSI and NOP-compliant quality program(s), participates in regular food safety audits and assist in in-plant validation of Food Safety Preventive Controls.
  • Develop and communicate departmental strategic objectives that align with company strategy and operating budget.
  • Investigate and report food safety and food defense issues to key stakeholders and suppliers and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Provides leadership to Quality Assurance team by managing, motivating and developing individual team members; tracking progress toward goals.
  • Oversee food safety and quality training programs for all production and other relevant employees.

What skills and education you’ll need:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Quality Assurance/Food Science/Food Technology, or closely related field
  • 7-10 years Quality Assurance experience in the food industry with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • The ability to act decisively and effectively deal with change
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high intensity environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to partner with cross-functional stakeholders to gather consensus and alignment.
  • A data-driven mindset with a strong attention to detail

What we’ll do:
We know you’re valuable and we’ll work hard to keep you challenged. You’ll have an opportunity to work in our new office and manufacturing facility built to LEED specifications on the waterfront in beautiful Hood River, OR. The qualified candidate will receive:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience.
  • 100% employer paid comprehensive medical and vision coverage, 80% employer paid dental benefits.
  • Auto-enrollment in Tofurky profit sharing program and eligibility for 401K contribution + match.
  • Employer paid Term Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Company paid Paid Time Off and Holiday time.

At Tofurky, we don’t all have exactly the same beliefs about diet, sustainability, or what goes best with french fries. We’re not a monoculture (and we like it that way). But we can all get behind our mission of respect: whether it’s respect for our shared planet, for all species, for human health, or for our community and workforce.

How to apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@tofurky.com. Please reference “Director of QA” in the subject line.
The Tofurky Company values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Tofurky Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Tofurky Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Location: 602 Anchor Way,Hood River OR 97031, Hood River, OR 97031

Job Type: Full-time

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