Job Description

 

Job Title: Director of Quality Assurance

Reports To: VP, Cooler Operations

Classification:  Exempt

 

Job Summary:

The Director of Quality Assurance will be responsible for the general oversight and management of quality assurance across the organic and conventional farming operations.

 

Essential Job functions:

  • Lead Bonipak, Harvesting Department, Processing Plant and Packing Houses in delivering on our brand promise to our customers
  • Manage all aspects of the Quality Assurance department and employees
  • Determine, monitor and respond to quality indicators
  • Provide recommendations to farming, harvesting, facilities, and sales based on field product quality
  • Develop and implement policy and procedures relating to Quality Assurance Department
  • Work together with Domestic and Transportation departments in areas of mutual interest
  • Maintains regular and timely attendance to ensure quality assurance
  • May on Occasion Travel to various customers and seasonal growing areas to address quality issues
  • Develop and implement processes and technology to support quality goals
  • Attends industry meetings and conferences
  • Develop, train and assess the performance of QA Department staff, Provide recommendations to management in relation to QA Compliance
  • Create and maintain budget for department. Select, train, review, counsel and supervise subordinate employees; Coordinates hiring, counseling and firing subordinates with Human Resources
  • Other Duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Business, or appropriate discipline
  • Five to ten years’ experience in a quality control environment within the produce industry
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • QA Process Skills
  • Strong Computer knowledge and skills
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and excellent driving record
  • Must be extensively trained and have experience in production areas
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills to effectively communicate with subordinates, harvesters, shippers and packers
  • Ability to develop and apply problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to deal effectively work with regulatory officials and customers
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired