Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Leader-LIT00305 - PA-Lititz
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Pennsylvania, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate North America offers the food
industry a wide range of both standard and custom cocoa and chocolate
ingredients to be used in food manufacturing, bakery, confectionery, and
dairy applications. Our product range includes high quality Gerkens Cocoa Powder, Wilbur Chocolate, Peterís
Chocolate and Veliche Belgian Chocolate. Our
facilities in the US and Canada are fully dedicated to produce in
accordance with the highest food safety standards.
The Lititz Food
Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Leader is responsible for leading
food safety and quality activities at the two manufacturing facilitates in
Lititz, PA. This role is ultimately responsible for assuring that all
final product shipments meet or exceed customer requirements. The FSQR
Leader is the location Food Safety Team Leader and is responsible for
maintaining and continuously improving the site food safety culture as well
as the FSQR management systems (includes: methods, procedures, maintenance,
calibration, cross-checks, training, auditing, raw materials verification,
purchasing). The FSQR Leader is accountable for the talent management
and development of locations FSQR team. The FSQR Leader is a part of
the local leadership team, the BU FSQR leadership team, and is often a
primary contact for direct customer and regulatory interaction.
30% - Lead talent management of employees in FSQR
organization. The Lititz FSQR Leader is accountable for the selection,
training, development, supervision, performance management, and engagement
of the Lititz FSQR team. Lead department/area in a manner that
results in an engaged and safe environment. Provide leadership,
organization, and communication to the FSQR department; ensure structure,
training, and a team that operates as a high performance work team.
Develop/implement short range (tactical) FSQR plans in alignment with
BU and local plans, actively participates in development of FSQR
initiatives and budgets. The Lititz FSQR Leader is a member of
location leadership team and BU FSQR leadership team.
20% - Shape food safety, quality and regulatory
culture/reputation at the local site level. Interface with key
managers within BU and represent FSQR as part of location leadership team,
act as liaison between customer and operations to ensure
standard/expectations are met, lead implementation of BU and FSQR
strategy/tactical plans at the local facility.
20% - Develop, implement and assess process/systems.
Plans and directs all FSQR programs and management of change, implements
product specification systems, drives continuous improvement, provides
input to location leaders related to base/non-base capital needs to
maintain food safety leadership position in one or more locations.
15% - Perform prevention activities and issue
resolution. Act as customer interface, manage FSQR audits, respond to
customer questions/complaints, proactively identify risks, and take action
to prevent FSQR issues across location.
15% - Ensure compliance of regulations and policies.
Ultimate accountability for all FSQR compliance across one or more
facilities, analyze, review, interpret FSQR policies, regulations,
implements predefined customer and supplier standards, monitor regulatory
activities, ensures plant compliance, act as liaison with regulatory
authorities at local level.
Bachelorís degree in science, engineering,
manufacturing or related field
7+ years of experience in food manufacturing
4+ years of supervisory experience.
Capable to provide leadership/motivation to engage
employees in the business.
Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and
get results through others.
Knowledgeable of basic HR practices, Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO), Guiding Principles, etc.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Demonstrated organization skills.
Ability to build a high performance team.
Ability to promote and work within an inclusive
Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical
Microsoft Office Suite experience.
Strong attention to detail.
Consistent high level of performance, ability to meet
deadlines, and effectively delegate tasks.
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse
groups of people with varying levels of education.
Ability to balance and achieve positive results in
the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, and cost.
Ability to travel when needed.
10+ years of experience in food manufacturing
6+ years of supervisory experience.
Experience with a GFSI approved audit scheme, i.e.
Experience as Food Safety auditor.
Food Microbiology experience
Previous project or team leadership experience
Ability to speak candidly and provide constructive
Experience interacting with internal and external
Ability to maintain high standards despite teamís
Knowledge and expertise of product lines (Chocolate,
Compound, Cocoa Liquor, Cocoa Powder, etc.).
Equal Opportunity Employer,
Quality Assurance/Food Safety