|Haas - Director of Quality|
John I. Haas, Inc., founded in 1914, is the U.S.’s leading supplier of hops and hop products to the brewing and other industries. Haas is a vertically integrated company, encompassing all aspects of the hop supply chain, from varietal breeding to farming to production to sales, logistics, and consulting. Haas is the U.S. member of the global Barth Haas Group, which also operates in Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and China. The Barth Haas Group is the market leader in the worldwide hop industry. John I. Haas, Inc. and the Barth Haas Group are family-owned businesses, which are under the management of the seventh- and eight-generation descendants of the founder.
Haas owns and operates one of the worlds’ largest hop farms, as well as various warehouse and industry-leading production facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Haas has annual revenues of over $250 million and is the leader in the field of research and development of refined hop-based products for use in and outside the brewing industry. Active in all parts of the supply chain from growing, to recipe development and beer appreciation, Haas brews in its own advanced products development center, the Innovations Brewery. North American headquarters are in Washington, DC with primary growing and production facilities located in Yakima, WA. John I Haas acts as a partner to arrive at market-leading successful brewing solutions for customers ranging from craft through large beer makers.
Additional information can be found at http://www.johnihaas.com/
The Opportunity: Director of Quality
Reporting to the Vice President of Manufacturing & Quality, the Director of Quality is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of all aspects of Quality Management, Food Safety, Regulatory Affairs, and Sustainability for John I. Haas, Inc. (Haas). This position represents Haas in trade associations and in government interactions. The director will lead the improvement and implementation of Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory strategic plans as well as sustainability aspects, to support business plans and objectives. The position leads team of three direct reports (Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Control Manager, and the head of Sustainability) and has a total team of 10.
Specific responsibilities include:
Strategic Leadership (40%):
Industry and Customer involvement (25%):
Regulatory issues (15%):
Other duties as assigned (5%).Who are you?
The ideal candidate is smart, organized, and articulate. You are independent yet a collaborative team player. You have an extensive background in leading QA & QC, with heavy emphasis on QC. You bring energy and know how to move obstacles in an appropriate manner. You have a passion for quality and ideally a love of brewing. You embrace change rather than fear it!
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Food Science or related field.
A Master’s degree in Food Science is preferred.
Experience and demonstrated technical knowledge and abilities within the fields of brewing and/or hop science.
Why do you want this?
You have a passion for the brewing industry: While one certainly does not have to be a beer connoisseur to be a success at Haas, this is a great place for someone with a passion for the brewing industry.
Haas is about more than just beer! Haas isn’t just the world’s leading hop producer in the brewing industry. They also make aromas, flavors, and have an entire division devoted to making organic applications for products such as organic pesticides which help save the environment.
Haas’ values aren’t boring and they actually live them:
They’re all about innovation, inspiration & collaboration: Haas is the industry leader with an amazing Innovations Brewery right on site in Yakima. This state-of-the-art brewing and research facility allows Haas to collaborate with customers to explore new hop flavors and innovative hop products. Their world-class brewmasters work with brewers from around the world to understand the complexities of different hop varieties, tackle brewing challenges, inspire exciting new recipes—and create collaboration beers that bring hops and hops products to life. John I Haas even runs a Hops Academy designed for brewers of every experience level so they can learn the complexities of hops and their applications.
Haas has a long and rich tradition of being an international trade business: The Barth-Haas Group was founded in 1794. They have been growing and delivering hops and hops-derived products around the world ever since. Led by eighth generation family members from the original founders, they are about as stable as a business can be. You don’t stay in business for over 200 years by being complacent. They have shown a history of innovation and adaptability, which makes it anything but boring.
Total Rewards: Pay will vary depending on someone’s experience and successes.
Base pay is targeted at $100K with a targeted annual bonus of 10%, with some flexibility for the right candidate. With the low cost of living in Yakima, one can make a very comfortable living.
The company also provides competitive benefits and a 401K match.
Where is this place?
This position is located at the John I. Haas Innovations Center in beautiful Yakima, WA. Yakima is the hub of hops production in North America. Located in the Pacific Northwest on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, the surrounding area offers numerous recreational opportunities. Seattle, WA and Portland, OR are only a short drive (< 3 hours) away. This is a beautiful place for anyone who loves the outdoors and has a passion for diverse agronomy.
Conditions of Employment
When no special circumstances exist, work is a 40-hour week. There are times, i.e. harvest, this position will require more than eight hours per day and/or to work weekends.
Must comply with all John I. Haas, Inc. policies and procedures including successful passing of a background check and pre-employment drug test.
OMG! How do I apply?
It’s easy… You just send your resume to:
Eric D. Pringle | President
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