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Food Safety & Compliance Auditor

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Spectrum Brands Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 months ago

Division Information

The Pet Care business unit of Spectrum Brands is based in St. Louis, Missouri with distribution, manufacturing and sales offices throughout the US and globe. Owners of dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles rely on our brands for exceptional value and trusted results. Our industry-leading brands include Tetra, Instant Ocean, Marineland, 8-in-1, Dingo, FURminator, Nature's Miracle, GloFish, DreamBone and SmartBones.

Job Summary

The Food Safety auditor will be responsible for verifying that all company owned and contract manufacturing Pet Foods facilities are operating in accordance with company standards, policies, and procedures, as well as regulatory requirements, and industry best practices to ensure food safety integrity and compliance. The key deliverables for this position will include providing an independent objective verification of each facility's performance to FDA FSMA compliance requirements. It is expected that fulfilling the responsibilities of this position will require travel to domestic and international manufacturing locations, as much as 50-60% of the time.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct food safety audits to verify compliance of all company and regulatory standards.

  • Provide guidance and oversight to manage contract manufacturers and ingredient suppliers in all food safety matters.

  • Support requirements for facilities qualification, purchasing of raw materials and selection of contract manufacturers.

  • Serve as a key resource for operations and quality assurance professionals handling inspections from regulatory agencies and third-party auditors, such as the FDA, Global Food Safety Initiative and British Retail Consortium.

  • Collaborate with quality and operations leaders to resolve all potential food safety issues and concerns, especially around deficiencies identified by third-party auditors and regulators.

  • Review and approve all corrective actions related to food safety audits.

  • Assist operations and plant teams in developing food defense plans, as well as strategies to prevent process and/or intentional product adulterations.

Education and Experience Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, food chemistry, biology, microbiology or animal science; a combination of education and experience will be considered, provided that the candidate has demonstrated proficiency in food processing technology and food regulations, standards and policies.

  • Certified quality auditor (ASQ, ISO, etc.)

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience as a quality or food safety auditor

  • Experience with and/or proficiency in FSMA (HARBPCs) and how they apply to food processing.

  • Understanding of HACCP, SSOPs, CGMPs, GFSI, FSMA and related food safety standards required.

  • Experience with root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques preferred

  • Experience with animal foods is desired, but candidates with strong backgrounds in human food safety will receive consideration.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of food quality and food safety regulations

  • Microbiology: Practical knowledge of food microbiology to support decision making process about food manufacturing requirements and ingredient storage conditions

  • Excellent communications skills; ability to write reports, draft standards and policies

Work Environment

It is expected that fulfilling the responsibilities of this position will require significant travel to domestic and international manufacturing locations, as much as 50-60% of the time. The remaining time will be typical office work environment.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Food Safety & Compliance Auditor

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Spectrum Brands