Position00304 Food Safety and Quality Program Manager
City, StateChicago,Illinois
CountryUnited States
Salary95-120K plus Bonus
Contact NameSteve Silvi
Emailsilvi@datapathsearch.com
Phone203-869-3536
DescriptionThis position will oversee the Logistics department and directly manage the e-commerce and small parcel and line-haul networks.

Development and Implementation of Policies and Programs

Work with Director of FSQA to align on our client’s food safety and quality vision, goals, and priorities

Provide guidance to site FSQA teams to mitigate food safety, sanitation and quality risk

Oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF System, including food safety and quality fundamentals, and the food safety and quality plans in accordance with FSMA

Work closely alongside plant and corporate teams to implement new food safety and quality programs or roll out changes to existing programs as they relate to food safety, quality, and/or sanitation Lead site specialists and superintendents through policy and program development and improvement

Serve as point person for leading investigations on any major food safety, quality and sanitation issues, escalating to FSQA Director as necessary

Manage Corporate Food Safety and Quality Resources

Ensure Corporate Food Safety and Quality resources are communicating effectively with other departments, and the plant FSQA teams

Manage Corporate Food Safety and Quality team members, providing guidance and ensuring progress on team’s projects and priorities (e.g., SQF implementation, Quality Management, Compliance)

Serve as Corporate FSQA Team Lead for Operations Led Process Improvements

Provides leadership and is an active member of project teams to ensure food safety concerns are addressed at assigned plants

Serve as point person, representing FSQA Team for all major changes in tools and/or systems (i.e. Quality Management System)

Anticipate impacts to food safety, quality, and/or sanitation as new products and/or processes are introduced, generate solutions to address needs

Keep FSQA Leadership Team up to date on all process changes and/or improvements, providing guidance to site teams

RequirementsMinimum Bachelor’s degree is food science, food technology, microbiology or a related field

In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, a combination of education and experience may be considered, provided the candidate has demonstrated technical proficiency in the areas of food safety, food microbiology, food defense, and food policy

5+ years experience in quality assurance, food safety, food distribution, food manufacturing, supply chain or related field HACCP certification and experience maintaining HACCP program strongly preferred

SQF Practitioner certification preferred

Previous experience with GFSI, SQF and USDA audits

Understanding of Food Safety regulations, laws, and best practices including those from FDA, USDA, and other state and local entities

Knowledge of food microbiology, food safety, and food defense

Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining food safety programs

2+ years experience managing and coaching a team, ability to influence others

Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills; assertive, yet collaborative

Self-starter who is results-oriented, resourceful, and takes initiative

Capable of handling multiple responsibilities

Demonstrated ability to embrace change and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment

If not already obtained, must complete PCQI and HACCP training within 3 months of hire