Responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of all Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) systems in a location with High FSQR Complexity and Risk, including: developing and implementing FSQR policies, continuous improvement of FSQR processes and systems, shaping the location’s food safety culture and leading talent management practices. Key member of the location leadership team. This position has responsibility for a high complexity/high risk location.
40% People/resource/budget management: Lead talent management of employees in FSQR organization for one or more facilities with large number of FSQR resources, accountable for selection, training, development performance management and engagement for a large number of direct/indirect reports, develop/implement short range (tactical) FSQR plans in alignment with BU and local plans, actively participates in development of FSQR initiatives and budgets, sets accurate and challenging budgets, key member of location leadership team. Maintain and monitor the departmental safety program.
20% Ensure compliance of regulations/policies: ultimate accountability for all FSQR compliance across one or more facilities, analyze, review, interpret FSQR policies, regulations, implements predefined customer and supplier standards, monitor regulatory activities, ensures plant compliance, act as liaison with regulatory authorities at local level.
20% Shape food safety, quality and regulatory culture/reputation: interface with manager/directors within CPG and represent FSQR as part of location management team, act as liaison between customer and operations to ensure standard/expectations are met, build and develop effective engaged FSQR workforce, lead implementation of BU FSQR strategy/tactical plans.
10% Develop, implement and assess process/systems: plans and directs all FSQR programs and management of change, implements product specification systems, drives continuous improvement, provides input to location leaders related to base/non-base capital needs to maintain food safety leadership position in one or more locations.
10% Perform prevention activities and issue resolution: act as customer interface, manage FSQR audits, respond to customer questions/complaints, proactively identify risks, take action to prevent FSQR issues across location.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Food Science, Biological Sciences or related field preferred, with experience and competencies listed below
Minimum 6 years experience in Technical Services in the food/feed industry, i.e., Quality, Food Safety, Auditing, etc.
Capable to provide leadership/motivation to engage employees in the business
5+ years supervisory experience
Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory experience in the Animal Protein industry
Intermediate Project Management - Applies intermediate structured, disciplined approach to planning, administering and completing projects.
Intermediate Auditing/Compliance - Applies advanced auditing and quality compliance skills to identify and manage risks/compliance.
Intermediate Product Information/Documentation: Prepares product information and documentation that meet regulatory compliance requirements.
Intermediate Knowledge of Food Laws & Regulations - Stays up-to-date and ensures compliance with food laws and regulations.
Intermediate Knowledge of Quality Standards & Quality Tools - Applies knowledge of quality standards and tools to enhance food safety and quality.
Working knowledge of Quality Systems Management in SAP.
Other relevant information to the position
This position shall have the responsibility to report problems with the food safety management system to identified person(s). This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate and record actions. Acquire and maintain knowledge of applicaple ISO (FSSC22000) Standards. Acquire and maintain knowledge of HACCP/GMP/OPRP/PRP policies and requirements to complete all monitoring and/or verifications tasks as outlined in Food Safety Management System and ensure that corrections and corrective actions, if needed, are taken per the Food Safety Management System. This position will maintain and monitor systems that assure compliance with and have the ability to perform analyses to standards as described in Cargill’s GLP Program (equivalent to those as described ISO 17025). Must have flexible hours and be willing to work all shifts, including weekends. Occasional travel is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: FOR03556
Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.