Director - Food Safety & Quality Assurance Systems in San Antonio TX

C.H. Guenther & Son
Director - Food Safety & Quality Assurance Systems
Job ID: 
San Antonio TX
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Job Types:
Director/VP Quality Assurance, QA/Lab Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

Company Overview:

Our heritage is driven by our commitment to the core values of People, Quality and Growth; our employees demonstrate, promote and exemplify our core values. At C.H. Guenther and our subsidiaries we demonstrate high integrity, a commitment to excellence, and a positive attitude in all that we do. We are results driven, lead by example, communicate openly and honestly, value diversity and foster long-term relationships.

Reports to: Senior Director Global Food Safety & Quality Assurance


This position is the Food Safety, Quality Systems, and Continuous improvement champion for all McDonald’s products and processes, globally.

This position works with multiple plants, departments, and personnel to implement strategic and tactical directions/plans in order to consistently provide the highest level of Food Safety and Quality to our McDonald’s partner; as such this position is responsible for designing, implementing, and measuring a proactive comprehensive strategic food safety and quality assurance program that reaches all aspects of food handling that supports our number key partner.

A key aspect of this position is to serve as the liaison and main contact with the QS representatives from McDonald’s, as well as coordinating internally with all levels of management, other FSQA leadership personnel, and plant leadership in providing expertise, guidance, recommendations, and requirements as it pertains to FSQA activities involving the McDonald’s channel.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with Key McDonald’s QS representatives.

  • Regularly review and improve quality systems and FSQA-related KPIs for McDonald’s products and processes.

  • Review, maintain and monitor Food Safety Plans and HACCP programs at processing facilities that manufacture McDonald’s products. Ensures proper execution of food safety plans and programs.

  • Work with operations and plant FSQA team to confirm that the plants have the necessary FSQA processes to ensure all McDonald’s finished product meets or exceeds specifications.

  • Ensure all bakeries meet and exceed sanitation requirements.

  • Provide supervision, guidance, and relevant McDonald’s-related training programs for QA and Sanitation Managers at applicable facilities.

  • Attend sensory evaluations and business reviews with McDonald’s and assure top 25 percentile on sensory evaluation results and maintain the target for McGriddles.

  • Review McDonald’s-related QA programs and determine synergies and coordinate and collaborate with QA Regional Directors to implement best practices.

  • Contributes to root cause analysis

  • Any other duties and projects assigned by the Senior Director.


  • Minimum of 10 years experience working with large QSR customers; prefer

  • B.S. Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, or other related fields

  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems

  • Self-motivated with a sense of urgency to accomplish goals and objectives and continuous improvement activities

  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

  • Experience within McDonald’s system preferred

  • Experience with GFSI third-party audit requirements and procedures

  • Solid understanding and working knowledge and experience with HACCP plan development and certification

  • Internal auditing certificate

  • Solid knowledge of Lean principles including root cause problem-solving methodologies, standard work, continuous improvement, etc.

  • Travel required up to 75 %

We offer extremely competitive compensation and benefit programs that include medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K savings plan, and more.

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All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the pre-employment screening process which includes a hair follicle drug screen and review of criminal background and other records as required.

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