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Director, Quality

Director, Quality

FPC of New York City

FPC of New York City

As the Director of Quality, you will deliver strategic and tactical product quality leadership across the company’s network. With the support of other food safety & quality (FSQ) leaders, you will work closely with internal sites and work toward continuous improvement of quality programs & systems. This position can sit in Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Irving, TX, or Phoenix, AZ.

You will ...

  • Lead the quality teams at 6+ nationwide sites (~800 people).  Teams include site leads (Sr Manager or Manager level) through temps.  These teams are responsible for receiving inspection and management and executing audits. 
  • Manage change intentionally, effectively, and with excellent and transparent communication. Bring your team and stakeholders along for the journey.
  • Lead transformational change within our distribution center quality teams, including challenging current business practices, working cross functionally to drive business wide improvements, and updating our quality objectives and execution to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Manage product quality at each distribution center to ensure optimal customer experience.
  • Oversee the nationwide standardization of quality processes at distribution centers.
  • Evaluate real time internal audit data and customer feedback to determine root causes and establish corrective actions to improve product quality.
  • Partner with our Continuous Improvement team to build and execute data driven process changes, designed to improve quality rates.
  • Own, execute, challenge, and improve upon the staffing model for distribution center quality teams.
  • In partnership with Supplier Quality, collect distribution center level feedback to continuously improve the quality of incoming ingredients.
  • Collaborate with Procurement stakeholders to track produce market ingredient quality and develop distribution level actions plans for optimal product quality.
  • Report on KPIs and quality error rate trends to executive leadership, site leaders, cross functional partners, etc, with action plans to improve metrics. 
  • Serve as primary quality leadership point of contact for cross functional team projects, decisions, or initiatives that require quality team leadership engagement, feedback, and signoff; this includes but is not limited to all other FSQ teams, fulfillment, operational excellence, automation / engineering, logistics, procurement, menu planning, culinary, business technology, customer care and finance.  
  • Lead the implementation of quality standards and processes during launch of new distribution centers; including staffing, team management, training, technology, risk management, and process ownership.
  • Structure, drive, and champion the development of a consistent and always-improving field learning program for distribution center quality employees. 
  • Champion the company Culture of Quality by setting the example and making decisions that will enable assembly of safe and high quality food.
  • Set the example for effective collaboration & transparent communication.  Use project management tools and data effectively. 

You are...

  • Trusted Partner & Adviser: you're able to cultivate collaborative partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support
  • Bold: you are a true entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid to take calculated risks to disrupt the status quo; you're a visionary leader that listens to your team and values their ideas
  • Action Oriented: you’re able to prioritize organizational objectives, problem solve and quickly action solutions that improve the quality of our products 
  • Strategic: you’re a critical thinker who uses logic and data to identify alternatives, evaluate, and present approaches to solve complex problems while thinking in terms of contingency plans
  • Customer-focused: you understand the importance of customer experience and are able to achieve excellence in delivering the planned customer outcomes with the highest level of quality and customer experience
  • Results-oriented: recognizes and resolves situations that are ambiguous or challenging, focus effort on meeting or exceeding goals, and pave the way for efficiency

At a minimum, you have...

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) in Food Science, Microbiology, Supply Chain, or related
  • 10+ years of experience in Food Safety, Quality, Supply Chain, or Food Manufacturing
  • Well-versed in quality systems, food safety regulations, HACCP, SQF, GMPs
  • Efficient Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), Google app (Gmail, drive, sheets, etc.), and Tableau capabilities
  • Experience leading multifunctional teams, managing organizational change and strong people development skills

Schedule: Monday-Friday (working weekends and holidays may be required) up to 50% travel. Expected to be at a distribution center and occasionally NYC office at least 3 days / week.


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