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Messina Group seeks a Director of Quality

will be a team leader, trusted expert, and problem solver capable of effectively influencing and implementing a food safety culture internally and with suppliers and customers. The candidate will bring a wealth of food safety, quality assurance, corporate quality, method development, and technical expertise in nutrition, chemistry, and microbiology. The candidate will work collaboratively with regulatory, product development, engineering, and operations cross-functional teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management of the quality team in North America
  • Continue to build an effective quality team to identify, develop, implement, and scale up quality testing initiatives
  • Lead internal, customer, and third-party audits to ensure compliance with quality and regulatory standards
  • Assist in the investigation of root cause and implement corrective actions for customer complaints and internal product holds
  • Provide technical support internally, to suppliers, and customers with issues, questions regarding food regulatory, policies or industry standards
  • Oversee quality control records to comply with regulatory requirements and traceability
  • Act as a technical thought partner to identify future quality testing and efficiencies
  • Critically evaluate existing quality programs, testing, and methodology, suggest measures for improvement, and develop a methodology to improve testing time, cost, and necessity 
  • Regularly and efficiently communicate the progress of all implementation efforts to the relevant parties within the organization
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to meet corporate goals for product launches
  • Provide a positive role model for all personnel in safety and quality 

Other Details:

  • Schedule:  8-5
  • Location:  Chicago
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Chicago, IL

Messina Group seeks a Director of Quality

will be a team leader, trusted expert, and problem solver capable of effectively influencing and implementing a food safety culture internally and with suppliers and customers. The candidate will bring a wealth of food safety, quality assurance, corporate quality, method development, and technical expertise in nutrition, chemistry, and microbiology. The candidate will work collaboratively with regulatory, product development, engineering, and operations cross-functional teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management of the quality team in North America
  • Continue to build an effective quality team to identify, develop, implement, and scale up quality testing initiatives
  • Lead internal, customer, and third-party audits to ensure compliance with quality and regulatory standards
  • Assist in the investigation of root cause and implement corrective actions for customer complaints and internal product holds
  • Provide technical support internally, to suppliers, and customers with issues, questions regarding food regulatory, policies or industry standards
  • Oversee quality control records to comply with regulatory requirements and traceability
  • Act as a technical thought partner to identify future quality testing and efficiencies
  • Critically evaluate existing quality programs, testing, and methodology, suggest measures for improvement, and develop a methodology to improve testing time, cost, and necessity 
  • Regularly and efficiently communicate the progress of all implementation efforts to the relevant parties within the organization
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to meet corporate goals for product launches
  • Provide a positive role model for all personnel in safety and quality 

Other Details:

  • Schedule:  8-5
  • Location:  Chicago

Learn More:

Sarah Benz

Vice President of Talent Acquisition

sbenz@messinagroupinc.com

847.692.0618

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