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Food Safety Division Manager - 21218
The Vincit Group 5 reviews - Chicago, IL

 

 

 

QSI, a member company of the Vincit Group, is seeking an experienced Food Safety Division Manager for the greater Chicago area . The Vincit Group is a single source provider with a network of eight member companies that deliver maximum efficiency through the vertical integration of chemical services, contract sanitation management, as well as automation and engineering solutions. The Vincit Group Services provides IT, finance, marketing and human resources support to the member companies. We currently have over 5,300 associates among all member companies in the organization.

QSI provides contract sanitation services to the protein processing, tobacco, commercial baking, dairy, fish, pet food, snack food, and ready-to-eat food industries. Our clients include some of the most prestigious and well known food brands in the world, and we protect their brand names by ensuring that their products are free from bacteria that could contaminate the nationís food supply. Privately held and headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee with distribution centers strategically located throughout the nation, we are a national leader in Plant Sanitation.

For more information on QSI, visit our website at http://www.vincitgroup.com/qsi/

JOB SUMMARY

The Food Safety Division Manager is responsible for implementing and enforcing QSIís Food Safety programs in his or her division. This individual is the point of contact for the operations management teams in his or her division and must monitor all Food Safety metrics. Duties of this position include conducting routine service visits and Food Safety Audits, delivering Food Safety Training, gathering data and compiling reports, attending customer business review, and providing third party audit support to QSI Clients. Lastly, this individual will manage a team of Food Safety Area Managers in charge of overseeing all Food Safety operations in specified regions. This individual must be a highly knowledgeable Food Safety professional capable of addressing complex issues in a multitude of areas within the Food Safety field.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide periodic technical Food Safety training in areas such as: Steps to Sanitary Restoration, Chemical Usage, Documentation & Corrective Actions, GMPís and any client specific regulations
  • Monitor QSIís Food Safety SharePoint website to ensure all operations teams in assigned division are inputting metrics data in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Conduct routine service visits with assigned sites to monitor Food Safety KPIs and performance
  • Conduct biannual Food Safety audits at each facility evaluating the overall sanitation process, Food Safety documentation, and other reporting information.
  • Ensure Food Safety Documentation for each plant is audit ready for audits such as BRC, SQF, YUM, and FSA.
  • Assist in conducting trend analysis of Food Safety KPIs to identity potential issues at QSI facilities
  • Work closely with sitesí QS and USDA personnel to establish strong working relationships.
  • Design training programs and auditing services for use by QSI and customers
  • Prepare, organize and lead regularly planned Periodic Business Review meetings with QSI management and client management personnel.
  • Coach, train, and provide performance feedback to Food Safety Area Managers to ensure they are providing adequate support and working to meet career goals.
  • Other projects and duties as necessary.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Required: Must possess strong knowledge in all Food Safety regulations required for in the processing industry. Must be familiar with GMPs and possess sound knowledge in the role chemicals play in eliminating microorganisms.

  • Must be willing to travel extensively
  • Must be willing to work all shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be willing to work in all environmental conditions that exist in food processing plants (hot, cold, loud and wet)
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor and represent the company in a professional manner to our customers, prospective customers, managers and employees
  • Must be able to work effectively with all levels of the organization, including client personnel, government officials, QSI management, supervisory and entry-level hourly employees
  • Must be dependable, competent and willing to follow up on assigned tasks
  • Must have and maintain strong organizational skills and have the ability to multi-task
  • Must insist upon the safe work practices of all company employees assigned to their supervision
  • Must be computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office products including SharePoint
  • Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to instruct and/or communicate with individuals and/or groups of people including subordinate employees, peers, managers, customers and government officials
  • Must be willing to be involved with all aspects of QSI operations
  • Must be open and approachable with a willingness and desire to communicate with customers, Company executives and employees

Preferred: BRC certification highly preferred. Previous experience working BRC, SQF, YUM, and FSA audits desired.

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelorís degree in microbiology, food safety, agricultural science or related field; or equivalent years of demonstrated experience in the Food Safety field.

Preferred: Masterís degree in microbiology, food safety, agricultural science or related field

EXPERIENCE

Required: 4 years of documented, successful working experience in food safety or other food quality assurance field

Preferred: 5+ years of experience in a Quality Assurance Management Role in a Food Manufacturing Environment.

PAY AND BENEFITS

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary depending on qualifications. The overall benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as 401k with company contributions. Paid vacation and holidays offered.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • documented, working experience in the food safety or food quality assurance field: 4 years

 

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