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Sr. Food Safety & Microbiology Manager - (153065) - Arden Hills, MN




The Land O’Lakes Supply Chain & Operations division provides strategic leadership across the company’s many business units.  The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, process improvement and innovation.  By partnering closely with Finance, Marketing and Human Resources, the team delivers value to Land O’Lakes business units, members and customers.


Position Purpose:

Provides product safety leadership in the areas of microbiology, food safety, risk analysis, HACCP, and specification development for ingredients, in-process and finished product.  Provides guidance and expertise in all phases of product safety and microbiology to the Business Units and is ultimately responsible to understand, communicate and manage product safety risk through the design, manufacture, and distribution of Land O'Lakes products.







Experience-Education (Required):


BS degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science, or related field

 Minimum ten (10) years progressive technical and management experience in food safety, quality assurance, food analysis, or food processing.


Must have some direct manufacturing experience.

Knowledge of State, FDA, and USDA food regulations, especially the PMO and FSMA.

Strong working knowledge of HACCP and control of environmental hazards in manufacturing facilities, especially dairy plants.


Competencies-Skills (Required): Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and team interaction skills.
Demonstrated management and development of professional teams.
Highly motivated, self-directed and self-starting.
Ability to influence and inspire people at all career levels/functions around product safety.
Passionate about product safety and able to think creatively about food safety management systems.




EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled.  Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Primary Location

: US-Minnesota-Arden Hills

Job Function

: Quality


: Supply Chain


: 1st

Job Type

: Experienced


: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting

: Jan 5, 2016


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