Director of Food Safety and Quality

Whitehall, WI

Ornua (meaning “new gold”) is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, proudly bringing the unique taste of Irish dairy to the world for over 55 years.  


Do you have a passion for the Safety and Quality in Food Manufacturing?  Are you looking for your next opportunity with a mission driven organization to take your career to the next level of success? Great News, 

Ornua is actively seeking a Director of Food Safety and Quality to join our team as we continue our Growth for Good. The Director of Food Safety and Quality is a key role to this plan. 


Why Ornua? 

  • Our co-operative ethos lies at the heart of how we do business as a purpose and values-led organization, creating value for Irish dairy farming families. 
  • Our Values lie at the core of everything we do. Our five values encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care, and Achieve Great Things Together. 
  • We invest in our people and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 
  • Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working. 
  • Career Progression including Global Mobility opportunities. 
  • Comprehensive Benefits and more. 


Why This Role Is Valuable: 

The Director of Food Safety and Quality is responsible for providing leadership and is accountable for the development and growth of overall quality systems and training to support all activities consistent with product development for multiple plants. This role is directly responsible for Food Safety programs, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Compliance to ensure the continuous production of quality products consistent with established standards. 

What You Bring To The Role: 

  • Champion the harmonization (as much as is practical) of our quality management systems across the US. And where appropriate support harmonization of global QMS. 
  • Regularly visit our various facilities, develop productive working relationships with key stakeholders, walk the production floor, interact with and mentor people at every level of the organization to assist in ensuring plant production meets or exceeds USDA, HACPP, GFSI (BRC), GMP, Food Defense, Allergen requirements. 
  • Lead the QA/QC team. Identify any skills or capabilities gap and work to address. Ensure the team have clarity on goals and are aligned key priorities. 
  • A love of cheese, you’re going to taste a lot of it!

Ornua has ambitious growth plans and we’re building a team to help enable and accelerate that growth. We are looking for people who share our values, are curious, forward-looking, take ownership and work together to build a future for themselves and Ornua. 


How do you want to make your impact?  


Ready to begin your journey with Ornua, please visit Ornua at

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