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JOB FILLED - Food Safety Director - #7145S

Job Description: 

Are you looking to contribute your food safety background to an organization that relies on your experience, deeming you critical to their business? Are you someone who thrives on building a food safety program from the ground up while evolving existing policies and procedures? If so, then you could be our next Director of Food Safety! 

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starting and driven leader who is ready to take the reins of a food safety program from start to finish. This is a Senior Management role within Food Safety, with the support of leadership and cross functional teams, with an eye on continuous improvement. Integrity is a foundational cornerstone of our business, and the Director of Food Safety has the opportunity to be part of that legacy moving forward.

D’Arrigo New York is a fast-growing 4th generation family-owned business that has been nationally recognized as one of the leading produce supply companies in the Produce Industry. With growing operations in California and Mexico, and wholesale distribution in Boston and New York, we are strategically positioned to offer our customer a full line of fresh produce and generations of knowledge and experience. 

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented and self-motivated individual to analyze and upgrade our current food safety and quality programs. The Food Safety Director (FSD) serves a critical function on the management team as the lead for all regulatory compliance. The FSD will oversee the implementation of the requirements, policies, procedures, and training components of our food safety and quality programs. This position is fundamental in developing a forward-thinking food safety program, while providing leadership and direction for a diverse employee group in our company. You will be the champion of food safety within our company and as a representative of our company with suppliers and customers alike.

This is your chance to join a great company that empowers their team members to make a difference and get the job done in a family-like environment. We encourage people to grow with us and take on more responsibility to grow in their careers. We promote from within and support professional development. We offer competitive benefits, salaries, and bonus potential along with the opportunity for growth and advancement.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Food Safety with working knowledge and management level experience in HACCP, GMP, USDA, FDA, and working with 3rd party inspections
  • Must have the ability to make independent, sound decisions while working within framework established with executive management 
  • Proven experience working with union employees specific to training and record documentation in food safety
  • Ability to work effectively with managers, employees, suppliers, and customers
  • Strong time management, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, positive, and proactive, excellent analytical thinking skills and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to communicate and work comfortably and effectively with everyone from sanitation to the boardroom

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If you would like to discuss this job opportunity in 100% confidentiality with a Joe Produce Search Consultant, please call Recruiting at 855-563-7763, or email

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Review and evaluate all D’Arrigo NY’s current food safety and quality programs
  • Design, develop and implement a food safety and quality strategy that keeps D’Arrigo as the premier supplier of safe and fresh produce.
  • Lead integration of the current food safety and quality assurance processes into one consolidated process including but not limited to: regulatory audits, quality systems review process, standard operating procedures (SOPs), incoming product inspections, product scoring, food safety audits, and standardized work procedures 
  • Ensure that company policies comply with federal, state, local, and customer food safety policies and regulations. Prepare and submit all required reports, correspondence, and documentation 
  • Build effective internal partnerships with cross functional teams to ensure that all company food safety and quality assurance procedures are followed and documented at all times
  • Maintain high level engagement with regulatory issues within the industry and provide information both internally and externally
  • Ensure that managers, supervisors, and employees have the required food safety training and are consistently working within food safety requirements
  • Oversee proper maintenance and sanitation of all facilities to comply with food safety requirements 
  • Work with suppliers to ensure all federal, state, and local food safety regulations are in compliance
  • Work with customers and third-party auditors to ensure our programs' compliance with their needs and standards. 
  • Recommend new technologies, best practices and sanitation innovations involving food safety  
  • Provide guidance and leadership in situations where deviations have occurred, or a potential risk has been identified related to food safety and/or quality attributes
  • Regularly collect, analyze and report the results of tests executed in our facilities and the related corrective actions
  • Document and maintain training registry for all employees
  • Further develop and revise policies and procedures in accordance with new regulations as necessary

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