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Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Kelly Services
Oakland, CA 94606
**Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance**

**Location:** Oakland, CA

**Company Summary**

Kelly is hiring a Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for a premier cannabis infused edible company in California, with the largest cannabis market in the world. Products include chocolate bars, mints, and gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and skillfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, their goal was to create a confection that redefined what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science to ensure a deliciously consistent experience every time, we continue to deliver on that mission today.

We have aggressive growth plans as the legal market and consumer adoption continues to expand. Key growth initiatives include aggressive platform innovation, best in class marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this explosive growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.

**Position Summary**

The Director of FSQA is a vital partner in the daily success of the company, ensuring the company complies with all company standards and overseeing regulators. This individual will manage and improve current FSQA programs . Most importantly the Director of FSQA will be responsible for building and scaling a premier nationwide FSQA program for one of the largest cannabis edibles companies in the United States. The Director of FSQA will drive manufacturing plants to GFSI level audit compliance through hiring, training, audits, and seeking outside counsel.

This is the job for you, if

You excel at building and scaling.

You are passionate about FSQA and the its place as a strategic partner to Manufacturing, R&D, and Sales.

You have extensive knowledge and experience in running an FSQA program in a food manufacturing plant

You lead with Yes but your north star is safety and quality

You are a wealth of compliance knowledge, coaching and mentoring those around you

You love managing and building teams that thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

You are a great coach and mentor, leading with compassion and kindness, but balance that with accountability

You are proactive. You spot issues before they become problems and move quickly to resolve them

You are great communicator. You are great at getting buy-in cross departments and are results-driven


Oversee the development and implementation of all food safety, food quality, internal audit, supplier approval, chemical control programs and ensure compliance to all related policies, procedures, and specifications

Direct and manage areas of function regarding Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Sanitation ensuring adherence to all FDA-FSMA, GMP, HACCP and Code of Federal Regulations

Develop and implement food safety plans and critical metrics to assure compliance with regulatory requirements

Develop, manage, and promote continuous quality improvement activities for the company

Lead efforts to assure compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), GFSI, and other regulatory and environmental compliance programs

Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement and deliberate problem solving through implementation and training of CI Tools

Collect, analyze, and summarize data from the field, production, or internal testing to effectively make improvements to product, processes, or standards. Educate plant teams on collection and utilization of data as a continuous improvement tool.

Work cooperatively with all departments (Sales, GEO, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Accounting, etc.) to approve and launch new products to the market.

Support the R&D initiatives working collaboratively with operations leadership in designing and implementing systems and processes that improve both product/process quality and operating efficiency.

Develop proactive relationships with Sales, Customer Service and Strategic Customers to ensure customer expectations are accurately reflected in KPIs, Specifications and key process requirements.

oversee external audits of raw material manufacturers, packaging manufacturers, contract laboratories and other suppliers as directed.

Oversee the maintenance of regulatory databases, archives, and quality management system

Responsible for conducting and reviewing investigations relating to customer/consumer complaints, deviations

Ensure compliance to all federal, state and local regulatory requirements

Ensure compliance to all state cannabis regulatory requirements for manufacturing

Proactively identify potential and emerging food safety issues and develop strategies to investigate and respond effectively

Develop and deliver Food Safety & Quality Management System training

Manage all out of state manufacturing program managers


Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Science or a related field is required

Minimum 5 years experience as a Director of FSQA in a food manufacturing facility with experience leading teams and building programs

Cannabis experience is not required, but preferred

Relevant certifications: SQF practitioner, FSMA certified, HACCP certified


Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required.


May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2022-05-06 Expires: 2022-06-06

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