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Title: Quality Assurance Manager
The Plainfield Operation has a diverse product offering, ranging from PAB to white spirits to ready-to-drink cocktails. The Governance Team is responsible for ensuring that Diageo's products are produced in compliance with government regulations and corporate requirements. This position as a member of the Governance Team will play a key role in delivering transformational change in to the facility.
The Food Safety Manager is responsible for the design, implementation and embedding of processes and procedures to support the site's efforts in building and embedding a Quality System capable of IS09001 FS22000 accreditation/registration. This includes ensuring that Diageo's high standards are maintained and that the site meets the Diageo Food Safety and Compliance policies as well as the Diageo Global Risk Management Standards.
Purpose of Role:
As a member of the plant Governance Team, the Food Safety Manager is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures in support of the site's Governance agenda. This individual will work with the Director of Governance and support personnel in rolling out and validating processes designed to protect consumers and Diageo's brands.
This position will work closely with the Brand Technical Center Food Safety and Compliance Manager (or designate) and the other North American facilities to ensure that GMP and sanitation at Plainfield meets that of a food-manufacturing environment and that a strong Quality Management System is developed and embedded. This individual in this role must be a change agent, able to diagnose, design and implement changes within a manufacturing setting. Therefore, the ability to be a self-starter, multi-task and prioritize within a fast-paced environment will be critical to being successful in this role. This individual will also be responsible for communicating to key stakeholders.
Primary areas of focus for this individual will be:
Implement a site Food Safety and Quality Management System.
Leading the site through ISO/FSSC preparation, evaluation and registration.
Standardization of the site quality processes, including the continued development and maintenance of the site quality policies and procedures
Establishment of a robust audit program for detecting process gaps, monitoring compliance, and identifying process improvement opportunities.
Oversight of the site HACCP program to assure food safety.
Lead the Food Safety Team.
Driving of the developing and maintaining site sanitation policies and procedures in compliance with the Diageo North America GMP/Sanitation policies
Providing the site with expertise in industry Food Safety and Compliance practices and Diageo Food Safety and Compliance policies
Reporting to stakeholders of the state of the quality programs assigned
Deliver a robust Quality Management System for the site
Deliver on the ISO/FSSC agenda for the site
Super engage site personnel
Influence peers and stakeholders to action in support of the Quality agenda
Qualifications and Experience Required:
Degree/Diploma in Food / Dairy Science, Chemistry, Engineering or related field or 3-5 years of Quality or Sanitation experience in a food or beverage environment
Strong communication, writing skills and organization skills with the ability to multi-task
Demonstrated knowledge of sanitation chemicals and their usage, MSDS, and protective equipment
Demonstrated ability to effect change within a manufacturing environment through diagnosing, designing and implementing solutions
Knowledge of FDA, USDA and HACCP a plus
Familiarity with performing microbiological testing is a plus.
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