Director of Quality, Food Safety, Environment, Health & Safety
Gate Gourmet | Reston, VA
Posting Title: Director of Quality, Food Safety, Environment, Health & Safety Req ID: 6742 State/Terri...
Posting Title: Director of Quality, Food Safety, Environment, Health & Safety Req ID: 6742 State/Territory: US - Virginia (VA) # of openings: 1 City: Reston Description Director of Quality, Food Safety, Environment, Health & Safety Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the worlds largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe. We are currently looking for a Director of Quality, Food Safety, Environment, Health & Safety to join our Compliance team based in Reston, Virginia. Reporting to the Director EHS & Security, the Director Compliance, Ops will be responsible for assuring compliance of regional unit operations in the fields of Quality/Food Safety, Environment, Health and Safety (QEH&S). Actively lead improvements and implement risk mitigation solutions within all regional operating units. Manage regulatory and internal requirement changes for immediate and flawless adaptation in operations. This individual will work collaboratively across all sites within the region to drive gategroups compliance strategy and plans to achieve world-class/zero incident QEH&S performance. This position will report directly to the Managing Director, Operations Compliance, Global. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Provide leadership, development and succession planning for regional and operating unit QEH&S team members through exemplary teaching and coaching. Support the strategic development of QEH&S goals, objectives and targets at the regional and unit levels. Liaise with support functions such as HR, Legal, Customer Service, etc. to evaluate and reduce potential risks. Provide operating unit technical support in the areas of quality, food safety, occupational safety and health, chemical safety, waste management, waste water and storm water pollution prevention, air quality and environmental annual reporting. Prepare proposals and reports for senior leadership. Ensure adherence to departmental budgets. Liaise with regional customers, trade unions, business, regulatory and industry groups to identify emerging trends and issues. Champion quality improvement and problem-solving efforts across the region. Drives long-term defect prevention vs. short-term corrective action approach Implements special projects related to company business objectives related to the QEH&S. Assess and ensure compliance with local, state and federal food safety, environmental, health and safety regulations. Work with units to maintain compliance with QEH&S standards. Maintain an Environmental Compliance Calendar for all units. Work with regulatory agencies and consulting firms to achieve operational goals and ensure develop corrective and preventive action plans to address areas of non-compliance. Support unit operations training in QEH&S. Drive sustainability, waste reduction and recycling processes through the identification of opportunities and targets. Support operating unit program implementation. Support operating units in determination of quality defects, accident and injury root causes, corrective and preventive actions. Monitor, measure and communicate safety trends, targets and impacts through the use of QEH&S scorecards. Evaluate and continuously improve company risk prevention process effectiveness. Work with operational leadership to optimize deployment of QEH&S processes. Ensure regulatory reporting responsibilities of business units are met. Administer corporate QEH&S policies and procedures and make improvement recommendations. In conjunction with internal and external stakeholders, identify and implement Corporate Social Responsibility and employee health and wellness initiatives. Qualifications Education: Bachelors degree in Food Science and Technology, Microbiology, Environmental Health and Safety, Quality Management or related field of study. Masters degree preferred. Work Experience: 10+ years leadership responsibility for food safety, quality, environmental, health and/or safety compliance. Food manufacturing industry and/or airline industry experience preferred A proven track record of successful results Proven experience in development and implementation of quality, food safety environmental, health and safety compliance processes Proven teamwork experience in a fast-paced environment Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration) Extensive experience with Microsoft Office applications Strong knowledge of QEH&S management systems (ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001) Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) for Human Food Language / Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills required Strong presentation skills for all levels of employees Passionate and self-motivated to excel Team player able to build consensus and lead successful teams Detail orientated, flexible and responsive Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines Job Dimensions Geographic Responsibility: Full regional responsibility Type of Employment: Full-time Travel %: 50% Exemption Classification: Exempt Internal Relationships: Will interact at all levels from front-line employees to officers of the Company External Relationships: Will interact with key customers, regulatory officials, vendors and expert consultants Work Environment / Requirements of the Job: Office, airport ramp and flight kitchen Budget / Revenue Responsibility: (Local Currency) varies by region Organization Structure Direct Line Manager (Title): Managing Director, Operations Compliance, Global Dotted Line Manager (Title, if applicable): Regional Leader Number of Direct Reports: varies by region, up to 10 Number of Dotted Line Reports: varies by region, up to 40 Estimated Total Size of Team: varies by region, up to 40 gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job: Thinking Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills Engaging Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People Inspiring Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively Achieving Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone: We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity We communicate and keep each other informed We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details We foster an environment of accountability , take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someones day better The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the job being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. gategroup reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates may be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal check and/or airport fingerprinting. gategroup an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to workforce diversity and actively encourage all qualified persons to seek employment with us, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities. #ggi# For best results, apply using Chrome or Firefox as your Internet browser