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Maintain, update and implement national food safety and quality programs
Develop plant specific programs and forms in conjunction with plant leadership
Coordinate, implement and maintain the GFSI FS22000 food safety standard
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the internal quality audit function for the site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System
Site leader responsible for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan
Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: in sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.
Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity
Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities and act as division's primary liaison with these agencies
Develop & implement site specific programs for GMP's, SSOP's, allergen control etc.
Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees
Manage HACCP and SSOP validations and verifications
Manage to contract 3rd party labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed / required
Perform 3rd party audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary
Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope
Work with management, sales and customers as needed to understand and reduce product returns and complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions
Manage vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications
Manage labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations
Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs
For exporting facilities only - manage export program, including update of product lists, AMS audit, update of QSA manual, exporting certification, troubleshooting of export related issues and review of all appropriate paperwork
Manage the sanitation activities and/or crew (internal or external).
Manage possible quality technician in plants where applicable
Internal: Support operations associates at plant level and maintain corporate communications
External: Various governing agencies such as USDA, FDA, local authorities, auditing companies, vendors and customers
4 year college degree or formal training/certification in Animal science/Food safety/Veterinary science preferred
Minimum 2 years experience LEADING plant food safety program required
Preferred 5 years experience in a food service processing & distribution environment
Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills required
Meat industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a meat production environment required
Experience with a HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation & training required. Formal HACCP training/certification preferred
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize required
Critical thinking. Analytical skills. Written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational levels
Up to 50% walking in a cold environment
Up to 50% sitting
Up to 75Lb lifting
US Foods, Inc.