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Career Opportunities: Quality Food Safety Team Leader (11623) - Richmond, IN



Requisition ID 11623 - Posted 05/26/2015 - United States - Indiana - Richmond - Quality - Hill's Pet Nutrition - Salaried Full-Time

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Hillís Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


Location: Richmond, Indiana, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



We invite applications for the position of Quality Food Safety Team Leader. As a Quality Food Safety Team Leader for Hill's Pet Nutrition, you will lead the Food Safety team to ensure Company quality standards are met in the following areas:


Food Safety Compliance: Understands and implements all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, Environmental monitoring, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), GMPís (Good Manufacturing Practices) and FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) initiatives.


Documentation / Communication: Ensure microbiology and food safety records and data is appropriately documented, the interpretation of the data is correct and the results are effectively communicated to appropriate individuals and management.


Training and standardization: Develop, designs and delivers quality training, including new hire, new process, new equipment and new policy training.


Continuous Improvement: Understands and drives the Continuous Improvement of plant food safety processes and environmental monitoring performance issues.


Cleaning / Sanitation: Understands, implements and maintains all plant equipment cleaning and sanitizing in an efficient and timely manner to ensure the plant is in compliance with all food safety requirements. Includes overseeing the monitoring of the sanitation program.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

         Responsible for execution and documentation of the Plant Food Safety Program. Includes documentation of all CCP (Critical Control Points), HACCP, FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and Product Release requirements and leading and coordinating Pest Control program.

         Responsible for conducting investigations of all Food Safety / Environmental / Micro non-conformance issues through utilization of CAPA (Corrective Action Preventive Action) process

         Responsible for execution of the microbial sampling plan. Ensures environmental swabbing and testing program is adhered to, and in compliance with Corporate Quality SOPís (Standard Operating Procedures).

         Leads internal GMP, quality standards and system audits for the facility

         Identifies and initiates quality improvements. Advises improvements to process, product, quality systems and working instructions. Measures and report plant Quality KPIís (Key Performance Indicators)

         Supervises compliance of Corporate & Plant quality SOPs and conducts internal auditing program to ensure adherence.

         Assist with execution and follow up of regulatory, internal and external audits (i.e. FDA, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), AIB (American Institute of Baking) State, etc.)

         Provides Food Safety Training to the Plant Operations team based on compliance needs.

         Works with Plant Engineers to ensure proper Sanitary Equipment Food Design of new capital projects


Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:

         BS degree in Engineering, Biology, Food Science or other related field

         3+ years food manufacturing experience

         Minimum 3 years food safety experience

         Experience in Cleaning and Sanitation programs

Preferred qualifications include:


         3+ years supervisory experience

         Intermediate application of SAP experience

         Certification in HACCP or GMP

         Auditing and compliance experience


Expected Areas of Skills

         Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

         Ability to quickly learn and utilize computer applications, i.e. spreadsheets, databases and SAP

         Clear and effective communication

         Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma

         Knowledge of Statistical Process Control

         Knowledge of Food Auditing Schemes


Hill's offers all employees:

         Highly competitive pay

         Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)

         Short-term and long-term disability

         Life Insurance

         Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching

         Healthcare and dependant care reimbursement accounts

         Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000

         14 paid holidays

         Annual paid vacation

         Discounts on pet insurance

         On-going training

         Opportunities for advancement

         Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment


At Colgate-Palmolive/Hillís Pet Nutrition, we care about people.  Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities.  We proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring, training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities.  We continuously strive to become a great place to work. For more information about Colgateís global business, visit the Company's web site at and




Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? Then apply using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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