Monday, June 30, 2014

Food Safety Quality Mgr

Provide your food safety program leadership and apply your technical expertise in

prevention-based food safety policies and programs across the supply chain.

This is a critical role in sustaining our food safety leadership in the industry and requires

a strong background of quantitative analysis and reporting skills and experience.

Ensure self monitoring and audit systems are utilized and strategically positioned to

drive continuous improvement.

Provide guidance and support for GFSI system implementation, compliance, and

continuous improvement. This includes development of level I and II documents.

Conduct internal audits of company-owned processing plants.

Ensure regulatory compliance and improvement at facilities and assist with training and

implementing food safety regulatory standards.

Assess co-manufacturers and suppliers for compliance with company standards.

Screen, audit and qualify food safety & quality systems and monitor

supplier performance. Ensure compliance with company standards as well as root

cause analysis, corrective actions and improvement plan completion.

Develop, track, trend and report food safety metrics to drive improvement and business

growth.

Contribute to business success by connecting food safety goals directly to the business

through collaboration with the business management,

innovations, manufacturing and supply chain teams.

Collaborate with all supply chain partners to drive successful product development and

innovation.

Other duties as required.

Requirements:

B.S. in Microbiology, Food Science or related field. M.S. or PhD preferred.

2-5 years experience in managing food safety programs.

Experience in food manufacturing and/ or distribution required.

Agricultural or fresh produce experience is a plus.

Skills:

Demonstrated experience with Food Safety Management Systems, Hazard Analysis

and Critical Control Points (HACCP), including Pre-Requisite

programs, and Good Agricultural Practices.

Experience with North America food regulations and handling of regulatory inspections.

Experience with food safety related systems / programs to proactively address potential

risks across the supply chain (e.g. environmental monitoring,

pathogen sampling programs, etc.).

Experience supporting Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.

Demonstrated knowledge of utilizing statistical tools for problem solving, data analysis,

and decision making. Working knowledge of, and experience

in, applying Statistical Process Control.

Proven analytical skills resulting in effective decision making.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to set and achieve goals.

Ability to prioritize duties in a changing environment and still meet business objectives.

Ability to influence at all levels of the organization and across all functions.

Ability to communicate well in both written and verbal form.

Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and

Access.

Bilingual English/Spanish or other languages a plus.

Ability to travel 35-40% of the time both domestically and internationally throughout the

year.

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