Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Director at The Farmer's Dog

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Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series B and are backed by early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets. 


Where You'll Come In

The Farmer’s Dog is on a mission to help every pet live the longest, healthiest, and most joyful life possible. The Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Director is core to this mission and will ensure every customer can trust our brand to offer the highest quality product. They will create and oversee our Quality Management System (QMS) to ensure we only deliver the best product to our customers and have a high degree of confidence in everything we produce. 

If you have prior experience providing leadership, direction, and management for Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory programs, we’d love to hear from you! 

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Develop The Farmer’s Dog Quality Management System (QMS) to manage food safety, quality and regulatory programs, ensuring compliance to support our current business and future innovation and renovation projects
  • Serve as the food safety, quality & regulatory ambassador for suppliers and co-packers to ensure our ingredients and food are held to the highest standards, and ensures a seamless exchange of technical and product information with all functional areas
  • Build and maintain dashboards to monitor food safety and quality KPIs, striving to continually improve metrics
  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective actions, ensuring we address all customer feedback and improve our customers’ experience with our products
  • Perform food safety, quality & regulatory risk assessments and audits to validate new manufacturing partners, suppliers and fulfillment centers
  • Become the internal subject matter expert to lead process improvements for food safety, quality & regulatory across the organization
  • Collect and study data to understand trends and issues in order to provide input to decisions related to product safety and quality. Collaborates with other functions to advance awareness and education of food safety and quality based on data collected.
  • Provide technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of products. Collaborate directly with Product development, external manufacturers, supplier teams to ensure early management tools are used for all new product start-ups.
We're Excited About You Because
  • 10+ years of Food Safety & Quality and manufacturing experience in compliance with FSMA under GFSI standards, with a minimum of 7 years managing food safety programs at third party manufacturers.
  • Experience collaborating with co-manufacturers and suppliers’ QA teams, product development teams, and external service providers.
  • Brand/Customer focus with the ability to manage ambiguity and balance stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Strong relationship skills to achieve sustainable partnerships and collaboration internally and externally to deliver results.
  • Excellent communication across all levels of an organization.
  • Proven negotiating skills for conflict resolution.
  • Proficient use of statistical and analytical tools.
  • HACCP Certified
  • Remote friendly position
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Generous parental leave program
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
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The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?


Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.


Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.


Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.


Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).


Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
Discount on TFD food for your pup!
Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
Unlimited vacation & sick days
Flexible work-from-home policy
Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game (avocado toast always)

Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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