Director Food Safety/Quality Assurance

Location : Location
US-WI-Green Bay
1st Shift
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Requisition ID


American Foods Group, LLC has an opportunity for a Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance to join our dynamic FSQA team in Green Bay, WI.

As our Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance you will be responsible for providing strategic direction and management of FSQA, regulatory compliances and animal welfare for our four beef slaughter facilities and sow slaughter facility. You will work closely with local and regional USDA/FSIS, AMS authorities, customer representatives, third party auditors, plant management and executive corporate management to ensure program and regulatory compliance. In this position you will have the opportunity to impact public health and animal welfare across the beef industry.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the Quality Assurance Managers, in updating, maintaining, and implementation of pertinent regulatory documents and records, product specifications, quality assurance records, personnel records, and files.
  • Ensure animal welfare, food safety policies and procedures, and AMS school lunch and export programs are up to date.
  • Manage the HACCP, SSOP, GMP, and specified risk material programs for product manufactured at our slaughter facilities.
  • Establish and monitor the acceptance criteria for our product and controls the disposition of nonconforming product.
  • Assure all products produced in the plants meet or exceed customer requirements for food safety and quality.
  • Collaborate to ensure animal ID traceability and provide technical guidance on post-mortem inspections.
  • Statistically analyze data and utilize epidemiological skills to make informed decision and drive best practices.   
  • Effectively communicate with management and customers in planning, scheduling, coordinating, and enforcing the quality assurance program.
  • Cooperate with government agencies and third- and second-party auditors.
  • Actively participate in plant management, operational, industry and government agency meetings.  
  • NOTE: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to   meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Microbiology, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine or related field.
  • Must be able to travel 40-50% and relocate to Green Bay, WI.
  • Advanced knowledge of the regulatory requirements for meat and poultry products.
  • Excellent understanding of HACCP, GMPs, and SSOPs.
  • Proven experience with effectively managing inspections and auditing activities.
  • Strong knowledge of; labeling laws, specified risk materials, and animal welfare regulations for beef and pork products.
  • The ability and desire to mentor and coach a team of professionals dedicated to the success of the business.
  • Broad knowledge of microbiology, aseptic sampling technique, sampling plans, and laboratory practices.
  • General understanding of statistical software, AS400 inventory system, and MS Office Applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Science in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or related field.
  • HACCP and GFSI certification.
  • 5 years’ experience in the beef or pork industry at supervisory level with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in beef slaughter.


American Foods Group, LLC is a privately held beef processing company headquartered in Green Bay, WI.  As the 5th largest beef processing company in the U.S. we employ over 4,500 employees, ship over 5 million pounds of beef every day and export to countries around the globe. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done. American Foods Group, a "hire to retire" type of company.


What we offer:

  • Competitive total compensation package for you and your family.
  • Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health and Wellness Clinic, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!  

Check Out the Green Bay, WI Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a stunning Wisconsin city on the bay of Lake Michigan. Green Bay is known around the world for contributions to industry and agriculture, the smallest city to host a National Football League team known as the Green Bay Packers, and the area boasts a progressive atmosphere from industrial parks to shopping districts.


The area also offers:

  • Arts and culture including exceptional performing arts facilities, museums and visual art galleries
  • Family fun such as the NEW Zoo, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Bay Beach Amusement Park
  • Tours of the finest wineries & breweries, the Packers Hall of Fame, and more

Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than American Foods Group, LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin!




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