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Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance



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Position Overview:  

The Vice President of Food Safety & Quality Assurance is responsible forproviding leadership, direction, and guidance for Food Safety & Quality Assurance through programs and systems that protect our consumers, our customers, and our brands.  Provideleadership, direction and support to the food safety and quality function, sanitation and operations that delivers ongoing and consistent compliance to corporate, customer and regulatory expectations. Deliver results through sustainable processes and a culture of continuously improvement that reinforce BEF Food Safety and Quality Values while ensuring compliance with regulations and policies.  


  • Develop, lead, communicate and implement strategic FSQA strategies across Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Co-Mfg and Suppliers.  
  • Provide required subject matter expertise for FSQA processes, practices and regulatory compliance including FSMA final rules, GFSI Food Standard, Codex Alimentarius Food Hygiene Standards, Sanitation,cGMPs andcGLPs positioning the company as an industry leader in FSQA. 
  • Create and drive a culture of continuous improvement in the areas of FSQA by proactively managing to Key Performance indicators (KPIs) to manage risk and drive improvement. 
  • Create and enforce robust testing programs on food products to ensure FSQA compliance and the advancement of product safety for our consumers.  
  • Develop andmaintain working relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies, working as a reputable senior liaison for Food Safety and Quality matters.  
  • Coordinate mock recalls for all manufacturing and Supply Chain locations. 
  • Manage the investigation and reporting of FSQA issues and deviations from standard or compliance.   
  • Establish andmaintain procedures to ensure product safety, quality and reduce costs.  
  • Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, managing, developing, and mentoring FSQA Directors, Managers and personnel.  
  • Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and rolesare correctly aligned, defined, documented, and communicated to all employees.  
  • Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keepingare managed through site leadership.  
  • Adheres to company GMP’s (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.  
  • Provide Support, in the form of coaching and mentoring, to corporate and facility food safety and quality teams to ensure a culture consistent with BEF core values.   
  • Lead the Food Safety effort in designated facilities, including developing strategies,objectives, and priorities.  
  • Maintain a strong technical knowledge of all product categories produced and sources within the supply chain, including eggs, potatoes, dairy and meant.  
  • Maintain positive relationships with local and regional regulatory officers of both the USDA FSIS and the FDA.  
  • Ensure food safety and quality expectationsare built into key cross functional processes from concept through commercialization.  
  • Assure microbiological and analytical services and operations are meeting standards, accreditations and best practices.  
  • Prepare the organization for heightened regulatory expectations by developing enhanced quality and food safety programs across the supply chain.  
  • Identify areas of opportunity or concern related to Food Safety and Quality and develop appropriate solutions to address those concerns.  
  • Represent the Food Safety and Quality function to all business teams and serve as a conduit for information. Improve visibility to food safety and quality performance across the organization.  
  • Interact effectively at all levels of the organization, influence key stakeholders and customers to support the business and constructively manage conflict.   
  • Provide facility, equipment, and personnel practice inspection services on a routine basis within designated BEF facilities to identify and correct potential hazards related to FSQA policy and regulatory compliance.  


  • Bachelor's Degree in microbiology, food science, engineering or related field. 
  • Master’s degree in business or technical field preferred.  
  • 15+ years of food manufacturing industry experience (5+ years of director/executive level).  
  • Candidate mustpossess a strong working knowledge and have direct experience in adherence with USDA, FDA manufacturing.  Knowledge of current FSQA trends and programs including: FSMA, GSFI Food Standards, HACCP,cGMPs,cGLPs, and audit processes.  
  • Effective people management skills are a must. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices is beneficial.  
  • Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills arerequired.  
  • Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with customers, consumers, all levels of the organization, and Regulatory officials isrequired.   
  • The incumbent must have an ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. 
  • Ability to travel (approximately 25-40%).  


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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History and Legacy

For more than 60 years, Bob Evans Farms has been delivering farm-fresh goodness — delicious, quick-to-table farm-fresh foods that are sold in grocery stores all over the country.