Director of FSQA - $125-145K plus 30%

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Manufacturing Operations Job Number: Job-1648

Director FSQA


$125-145k plus 30%, relocation provided


Kansas City, MO


Interviewing over the next two weeks


Bell & Associates has been engaged by our client to help them find their next Director of FSQA. The Director of Food Safety Quality Assurance will have the primary responsibility for the development, oversight and leadership of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for the company.  This role embodies the First Time, Every Time approach to quality through strong processes that support industry best practices.  This position is responsible for the execution of integrated Quality Management Systems, from supplier qualification through distribution.  The Director participates in cross functional teams to ensure effective implementation of quality initiatives and processes and will lead a team of Quality professionals.



  • Development and execution of Quality Management Systems (QMS) to assure that the Company s quality procedures and protocols are:

    1. integrated across all facilities and activities from raw material and vendor selection through finished goods distribution
    2. based on sound risk assessments
    3. designed to ensure continuous First Time, Every Time quality performance consistent with industry best practices
    4. reassessed and validated on an on-going basis
    5. aligned with SQF standards
  • Assure FSMA compliance with proper HACCP analysis and implementation.  Address and correct potential regulatory issues.

  • Utilize metrics to define controls and use them to identify, investigate and improve performance

  • Provide for strong documentation control system: specifications updated, management of change, accuracy and adequacy

  • Manage the Company s expectations for suppliers and co-process partners.  Support vendor management efforts through facility audits, analytical & microbiological services, data review and interpretation

  • Communicate performance to appropriate personnel and work with them to resolve issues.

  • Oversee departmental budget

  • Work closely with plant operations to ensure effective communication and execution occurs across the entire quality team

  • Ensure that the reporting of data and maintenance of records is documented. Also, ensure that interpretation of the data is correct and that the results are effectively communicated to supervising individuals and corrective actions are adequately documented and executed.


  • Bachelor s degree in a Food Science, Food Microbiology or related field of study. 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a food manufacturing environment with both USDA and FDA regulated industries. 

  • HACCP certification required. 

  • Experienced in implementing SQF in a manufacturing environment and ability to achieve SQF Practitioner status. 

  • Experience in ready to eat and raw protein environment


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Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    


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