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Food Safety & Quality Assurance and Export Director SSMG

Dallas, Texas
Quality Assurance

Job Description

Company: Buckhead Meat of Dallas
Location: US-TX-Dallas
Zip Code: 75237
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 10 +
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: 0


Food Safety & Quality Assurance and Export Director SSMG


Job Summary: Develop and direct Export as well as Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) support/evaluation programs and inspection/audit procedures to ensure compliance of products and processes to corporate and regulatory requirements at a Sysco Specialty Meat Group (SSMG) Meat Company (SSMC) and/or Seafood Company (SSSC) with multiple shift operations or over multiple facilities within a region. Manage local interactions with regulatory agencies including CFIA/FSIS/FDA/State/Local authorities relative to food safety or quality matters.  Participate with SSMG personnel in the ongoing development, improvement and support of new and existing product quality and FSQA processes including supplier and customer interaction on FSQA matters.  In addition, incumbent will manage FSQA execution of source supplier approval, product sourcing functions, produced products, plant sanitation and FSQA related regulatory interaction for the company.


Job Functions: Develop, lead, direct, update, reassessment, verification and periodic validation of FSQA programs including:

  • HACCP Program
  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
  • Pest Control
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Approved Supplier Program
  • Foreign Material Control
  • Plant Sanitation
  • Chemical Control
  • Product Quality Assurance
  • FSQA Customer Complaints
  • Food Defense and Security
  • Product Exports
  • Direct Employee Training of FSQA Programs, Policies and Procedures
  • Direct Recall and Traceability Programs including Mock Recalls
  • Direct Independent FSQA Audit Program – SQF Audits


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or equivalent with ten years or more meat and/or seafood industry (as appropriate) FSQA Leadership experience at a federal CFIA/FDA meat and/or seafood processing plant, or a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Food Science or Biological Science from four-year college or university (Maters degree or higher preferred) with five or more years meat and/or seafood industry (as appropriate) FSQA Leadership at a federal CFIA/FDA meat and/or seafood processing plant.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Incumbent must demonstrate ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals, as well as to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Incumbent must demonstrate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, as well as have ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:  Incumbent must demonstrate ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Incumbent must demonstrate ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license. SQF Practitioner or equivalent GFSI scheme experience, Meat and/or Seafood HACCP Certified (as appropriate)


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Frequently interacts with the following: SSMC/SSSC Personnel, Operations, Sales, Transportation and Maintenance as well as Sysco Operating Companies, and supplier/customer personnel at all levels, as well as frequently with CFIA/FDA/FSIS/State and Local regulatory authorities within their region.

COMMENTS:  Formal job training in TQM principles, SPC, HACCP concepts, CFIA/FDA regulations would be beneficial.  Formal quality and sensory analysis training would be helpful.  Raw meat or seafood industry only experience will be accepted in lieu of combined experience.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to use personal computer, lab equipment, food preparation equipment and office communication equipment.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee occasionally works near mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and risk of radiation.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Plant audits/inspections and working at remote in-transit processing facilities and Sysco Operating Companies contain both moderate/loud noise and exposure to fumes and mechanical hazards.

This position requires the candidate to be in refrigerated processing and warehouse areas of 30 degrees.  These areas are cold and wet, and exposure to moving machinery and sharp objects are a regular occurrence.  This is a high noise area. Must pass company drug test and background.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Plant audits and inspections may require lifting of products up to 100 pounds and inspection requires working in a production environment on a moving line, lifting cartons, and visual inspection. Corrected vision required for sensory analysis to identify color, clarity.  Warehouse and plant audits also require close and distance vision to judge GMPs; peripheral vision and depth perception mandatory for safety.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 72514