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Chief Operating Officer of Quality Certification Services- Remote

Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc.
90000-120000 - 100% Remote 4 weeks PTO annually in the first year 9 Paid Holidays including a floating holiday Additional paid time to volunteer in your community BENEFITS 80% employer-paid employee-only medical 100% dental, and vision insurance p
vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan, remote work
United States, Florida
February 14, 2024
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

The Chief Operation Officer (COO) provides leadership and strategic vision for US and international certification activities including organic, food safety, and related programs and services. The COO supports the overall integrity, efficiency, and success of the certification programs through effective leadership, operational oversight, value chain analysis, strategic planning, and budget management. The COO develops, communicates, and implements growth strategies. Supports the company mission to promote organic and sustainable agriculture through the company's programs and services. Applies QCS values in their daily work. Performs other duties as directed by Chief Executive Officer.

YOU MAY BE A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR THIS POSITION IF YOU ARE...

  • Passionate about sustainability, organics, and providing the highest quality services.
  • Committed to our mission, fostering an inclusive and supportive working environment, and innovation.



QUALIFICATIONS

Master in Business Administration (MBA) or related field are preferred. Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including six years in a leadership role. Collaborative leadership style with a focus on employee engagement and job satisfaction. Demonstrated excellence in leadership, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Strong business acumen, strategic mindset, and superior project management. Expertise in budget development and oversight. Strong understanding of third-party certification. Excellent computer and database skills. Committed to QCS' mission to provide a variety of quality certification/verification options that promote sustainability as well as enhance global market access from seed to shelf through partnerships, innovations, and technology. Proficiency in conversational Spanish and international business experience preferred.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, AND DETAILS

$90-$120K annually commensurate with experience and qualification

FLEXIBILITY AND PAID TIME OFF

  • 4 weeks PTO annually in the first year
  • 9 Paid Holidays including a floating holiday
  • Additional paid time to volunteer in your community
  • 100% remote


BENEFITS

  • 80% employer-paid employee-only medical
  • 100% dental, and vision insurance premiums
  • Retirement plan with up to 3% match
  • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance including EAP
  • Voluntary short-term disability
  • Wellness reimbursement plan
  • Home office stipend



LOCATION: Remote work, up to 10% travel, some international travel will be required

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt/Salaried

HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, with some evenings and weekends

HIRING PROCESS

Contact to submit your resume, and cover letter.

After the initial review, we will reach out to selected candidates for a phone interview, which will be followed by a video interview and a second interview with full interview panel either in person or video.

WHO WE ARE-

QCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and service provider. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and supportive work environment free from discrimination and harassment where all applicants and employees are treated with dignity and respect. Employment decisions are based on company needs, merit, and qualifications related to the job requirements. QCS does not discriminate against any employee or applicant due to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws.

QCS believes that diversity and inclusion among our staff is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, hire, and retain talented applicants from a diverse candidate pool. QCS is the certification body of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers Inc., a nonprofit organization that began certifying organic growers in 1987 and received its USDA accreditation in 2001.

QCS is a USDA, COR, EU and ANAB ISO/IEC 17065 accredited certification body that offers a wide array of certification options for farming of crops, livestock, aquaculture, animal feed manufacturing, packing, handling and processing and wild harvest operations. We're proud of our diverse clients and services, but we're most proud to offer affordable certification and an unwavering commitment to customer service.

As an industry leader with more than 35 years of experience in certification, QCS has clients in 40 states and 15 countries, meeting the needs of operations regardless of type, location, or size in the ever-expanding worldwide market.

Our staff includes food and agricultural scientists, educators, and regulators, all highly trained in US & international organic and food safety standards. While our home office is in Florida, QCS also has full-time staff inspectors in Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania. We also have subsidiary offices in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. We also have multilingual staff available to assist our international clients.

Our mission is to provide a variety of quality certification/verification options that promote sustainability as well as enhance global market access from seed to shelf through partnerships, innovation, and technology.

Any offer of employment will be contingent on a background check.


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