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Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Leader-LIT00305 - PA-Lititz


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Based in 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.


Position Purpose


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.


Principal Accountabilities 

         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.



Required Qualifications

         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 environment.

         Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

         Ability to manage multiple priorities.

         Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

         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.

Preferred Qualifications

         10+ years of experience in food manufacturing

         6+ years of supervisory experience.

         Experience with a GFSI approved audit scheme, i.e. FSSC22000

         Experience as Food Safety auditor. 

         Food Microbiology experience

         Previous project or team leadership experience

         Ability to speak candidly and provide constructive feedback.

         Experience interacting with internal and external customers.

         Ability to maintain high standards despite teamís competing priorities.

         Knowledge and expertise of product lines (Chocolate, Compound, Cocoa Liquor, Cocoa Powder, etc.).

 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


 Quality Assurance/Food Safety

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