Director Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Neptune, NJ

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

Central Garden & Pet   •  

Neptune, NJ 07753

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 55 days ago


  • Commitment to Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Ensure that manufacturing facilities have adequate controls programs and organizational structure in place to comply with all regulations, customer and SQF, GFSI and FSMA requirements
  • Ensure that appropriate records are maintained and a well-documented tracking and recall program exists and all employees are trained on all aspects of the program
  • Design and implements adequate tests and procedures for HACCP compliance.
  • Oversee the human safety programs at all facilities and ensure compliance to all OSHA and local regulations.
  • Develop an Emergency Response Program.
  • Develops and oversees all training activities to stay current with regulatory and industry requirements
  • Interface with all regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, and EPA and DOT) and customers ensuring optimum support
  • Leads third party audits and inspections. Responsible for overseeing or completing audit deviations resulting from any inspections
  • Assure FSVP compliance with GFSI and FSMA
  • Responsible for the management of the Safety, Quality, and Regulatory teams to include hiring, reviews and disciplinary actions as needed
  • Responsible for leadership of the Safety, Quality, and Regulatory teams to include mentoring, teaching, and ensuring the team is trained and current on all quality systems and regulatory issues


  • BS degree in a science; Advanced degree a plus
  • 15 years plus experience in Quality Management, with emphasis in EHS, Food Safety and Regulatory compliance.
  • Certified as PCQI, HACCP, SQF Practitioner
  • Must have proven leadership skills
  • Experience in dealing with FDA, USDA
  • Professional certification in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or Environmental Science preferred
  • Familiarity with regulations of international export preferably of food
  • Ability to work cross-functionally particularly with R&D manufacturing and procurement
  • Able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

Valid Through: 2019-10-17