Sr. Director of Food Safety and Compliance

Madison, WI

Posted: 06/05/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 236.19TS Pay Rate: 130,000 - 135,000

Sr. Director of Food Safety and Compliance

The Sr. Director of Food Safety and Compliance is responsible for developing and executing food safety strategies to support and drive compliance in food safety and quality systems, in accordance with company policies and procedures:

  • Providing leadership, direction and day-to-day support that is critical to ensuring compliance to regulatory, internal and customer food safety and quality requirements
  • Accountable for strategic food safety and compliance leadership, including integration of quality into the business in all functions and all levels, developing, improving and executing a quality management system that ensures compliance to appropriate food safety, regulatory, customer and quality requirements
  • Leading the organization in the management of ongoing performance and managing a staff that supports food safety, compliance and quality systems effectiveness
  • Ensuring internal audit program is effective and performed at a level to ensure compliance with current company Quality Policies and Procedures, including ensuring continuous improvement of the program to drive effectiveness with a high level of support and collaboration with the plants. Provide plants with assistance to improve compliance
  • Keeping current with the requirements outlined in the Quality Procedures Manual, as well as the special requirements of customers, including ensuring requirements are cascaded to manufacturing sites in a consistent and compliant manner
  • Assisting in preparing training materials for employee and management training with respect to GMP’s, Allergens, Food Safety Plans, Hazard Analysis, Bio Security, record keeping, etc.
  • Maintaining technical competency and remaining current in changes in technology and in the industry
  • Completing and maintaining all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
  • Completing special projects assigned
  • Following and complying with all safety and work rules and regulations
  • Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace
  • Timely and accurate completion of duties
  • Occasional travel for work, from zero up to 33% of the time

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at

JO:  236.19TS


  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology, Engineering or related technical field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in food manufacturing, with a focus on food safety and compliance. Experience in dairy is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience directly managing others; experience effectively leading a team and accomplishing goals through others
  • Understanding of regulatory and food law at the state and federal level and organic, kosher and halal requirements
  • Key functional skills: HACCP principles, Preventative Controls, SQF Edition 8 management, Change Management processes, Integrated Sanitation and Pest Prevention Management, Environmental Monitoring Program Management, GMP and Personnel Hygiene.  Train-the-Trainer is desired

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at

JO:  236.19TS

Tamra Sanders
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Tamra Sanders

Sr. Technical Recruiter/Food and Beverage 

Specialties: All Food and Beverage Industries positions including: Product Development, Research, Sensory, Nutrition, Culinary, Flavorist, Applications, Analytical, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Technical Service, Ingredients, and B2B Ingredient Sales.

Experience: I have 10+ years of experience in recruiting and the last 5 years in Food and Beverage. I partner with small and big Food and Beverage companies (CPG and Ingredient) throughout the US helping them secure GREAT employees.


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