The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC Director, Food Safety & Quality Assurance in Alpharetta, Georgia
At HoneyBaked, our commitment to our people, our product and our brand shows - and we also make it a priority to give back to the communities where we live and work. "Serve Others" and "Do the Right Thing" are core values for us - we believe in being authentic in everything we do and in living our Values in full view of the communities we serve. We have an entrepreneurial spirit that's brought us a lot of success and we're looking for a Director, Food Safety & Quality Assurance to join the team. Our perfect candidate will thrive in a fun and casual environment, pay it forward daily, and add value to the company by supporting, directing, overseeing, and leading programs and processes for managing food safety and product quality at The HoneyBaked Ham Co. This role will manage existing programs and processes (and continually improve these programs) as well as develop new policies and programs when necessary. We have a hybrid work schedule with three days in the office and two days working from home.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Lead a team of food safety and quality assurance professionals tasked with program and policy development and management, regulatory compliance, and the execution of these policies and programs in client lines of business.
Assist in the continued development of the policies and programs aimed at mitigating identified food safety risks.
Continually improve policy and program documentation and continuously review relevancy and compliance.
Ensure HBH policies and programs are consistent with agencies such as FDA, FSIS and FDA Food Code.
Work cross functionally to support the end-to-end delivery chain quality program.
Collaborate with Marketing, Product Development and Procurement/Distribution to ensure clear quality protocols and processes are in place to support onboarding new suppliers and products.
Lead product quality and food safety continuous improvement activities through the transformation and analysis of data.
Assist in maintaining a positive food safety and quality culture with a focus on brand protection, collaboration, and education.
YOUR TRACK RECORD
Bachelor's in Food Science or related, along with 7+ years of work experience in Food Safety, Quality Assurance, HACCP and a strong understanding of federal, state and local regulations for restaurants is required. Experience in the management of Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, Technical Services, or similar functions. Food industry experience is required, as is an understanding of restaurant operations and procedures. Experience leading a team is also a necessity. Other experience/skills are:
Ability to establish quality assurance procedures/policies and produce documented instructions and procedures
Ability to convey a guest focused, brand protection mindset
ServSafe certification; proctor preferred
Pest control experience preferred
USDA experience preferred
HACCP/GFSI certification preferred
FDA Food Code experience preferred
Ability to influence others to deliver results and to work effectively with those inside and outside the organization and at all organizational levels
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Working knowledge of Microsoft based software including Excel, Power BI, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required as this person must work effectively across multiple functions and levels of the organization
Success in this role will require serving internal clients and functions as a subject matter expert in managing food safety and product quality, advanced understanding of food safety, quality assurance and regulations, advanced risk assessment skills and a comfort level performing and leading root cause analysis and interpreting complaint and defect trends.
WHAT ELSE TO KNOW?
Some travel will be necessary - estimated to be between 15% and 30%. Most all of the time is spent sitting in the same position or standing/walking. There is some requirement to lift or handle material and/or equipment of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).
WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive salary and benefits plan, including a matched 401(k) and a culture where doing the right thing is the only thing to do...and where you can have fun (Really. It's in our Values. #notstuffy) We're proud of our company and to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, sex, color, citizenship, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, military/uniformed service, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other protected class under applicable federal, state or local law.
The Honey Baked Ham Company LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.