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Director of Quality & Packaging

  • Location: chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-04948
  • Date: August 13, 2019
  • Job title:

Michael Mason

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Job Description - Director of Quality & Packaging

Director of Quality & Packaging


We are currently seeking a Director of Quality & Packaging to join a world leader in seafood distribution and specialty products. This individual will be a motivated self-starter with a dedicated work ethic, enthusiastic attitude, and strategic thinking abilities for success in a growing, fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:


  • Manage the QA department to maintain high standards of quality by overseeing document management, program development and laboratory testing
  • Supervise HACCP programs and maintain all HACCP-related records
  • Review and manage company policies and procedures around topics including but not limited to supplier labor practices, supply chain sustainability, product date coding, and product recalls
  • Monitor policy changes from regulatory agencies (FDA, UDSA, etc.) and implement changes to procedures, packaging, etc. as needed
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and handle ongoing data synchronization efforts with customers
  • Perform in-house inspections of products via random sampling
  • Ensure the regular completion of third-party food safety audits as well as social audits
  • Oversee existing sustainability programs to increase utilization of certifications
  • Manages the Corrective Action/Preventive action program for all inputs (Supplier, co-manufacturers and consumer complaints)
  • Oversee the supplier management program execution (document management, audit closure, scheduling and communication)
  • Executes internal sensory panel studies and employee tests under guidance from the Director of Quality Assurance and according to protocols
  • Manages inventory of product samples, small equipment and a retain sample library
  • Evaluate retained samples to confirm compliance to internal specifications and maintain database of results
  • Sets-up and execute product quality evaluations, this includes; physical set-up of product evaluation, measurement of product attributes, evaluation of sensory attributes, data collection and data reporting
  • Understand and identify non-conforming raw materials, semi-finished and finished foods
  • Partner with 3rd party laboratories to set up testing requirements and manage results
  • Inspect products for safety, product quality, and packaging quality
  • Monitor, records, and verify Quality related documents
  • Oversee the receipt of shipments of product samples and ingredients from manufactures and warehouses
  • Oversee and regulate portion and weigh products for packaging
  • Ensure there is adequate inventory and par levels packaged each shift/day
  • Oversee delivery packing and due diligence required at Penn Health Facility prior to delivery leaving the facility



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