Associate Quality Specialist, West Region (Location
Azusa, CA, US
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Position Summary: *** The location for this position is flexible, ideally
being located in a city near a major airport in the West
Region. Responsible for supporting the implementation of quality
processes and procedures and the day to day activities of the audit function.
Incumbent will monitor and identify incomplete or missing audit information,
measured against audit criteria, in internal, co-manufacturing, and supplier
facilities. Provide support to the Platform Quality Directors, Supplier
Quality, and Co-Manufacturing Quality and their goal of continuous
- Take part in cross functional
teams to assure effective implementation of Quality initiatives and
processes as neccessary.
- Interfaces with other deaprtments to understand audit requirements.
- Responsible for the sharing of
audit best practices and deficiencies across the Enterprise to improve
performance and scores at all facilities.
- Assist with auditing a facilities, providing assessments of capability,
identifying gaps, and working with project teams and functional partners
to address gaps.
- Knowledge of GFSI Benchmarked
Schemes (namely SQF & BRC) GMP’s, Sanitation, Pest Control, Food
Safety and HACCP Systems, FDA requirements, Quality Systems, Training,
Operations, Personnel Practices and applicable regulations.
- Participate on team to conduct
quality and food safety audits of suppliers, co-manufacturers and
internal ConAgra processing facilities.
- Execute appropriate inspection
criteria, to determine degree of compliance with necessary requirements.
- Validate Sanitation Standard
Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Environmental Programs meet regulatory
and ConAgra requirements.
- Assist in confirming
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans
are current, relevant, and executed effectively to prevent unsafe
conditions and adulteration of product.
- Document all observations,
corrective actions, and initiate enforcement action where warranted.
- Clearly and concisely capture
defensible audit findings to provide recipients of the report,
- Summarize and communicate key
findings in Executive Summary for Enterprise Quality Leadership Team.
- Assist on Enterprise summary
calls as needed.
- May communicate with facility
leadership teams and Enterprise Quality throughout all phases of the
- Assist in driving continuous
improvement of the ConAgra audit process.
- Minimum B.S. in Business,
Science or related field preferred.
- Minimum 1 years
experience in project management.
- Minimum 1 years of food
industry experience in QA, Operations or equivalent function
- Knowledge of food safety, food
manufacturing processes, technologies or other relevant area of
- Familiarity in using a full
range of continuous improvement tools and fundamentals.
- Good technical report writing,
interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
- Demonstrated strength in
setting example for others.
- Experience in the design & execution
of Quality focused work of a technical nature.
- Ability to travel 70-80% of the
time across North America. Must be able to travel independently
and as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative.
Incumbent must have the ability to effectively perform all of
the following physical demands without assistance:
- Walking and/or standing for
long periods of time
- Climbing to various heights via
stairs or ladders
- Walking and/or standing on
various surface types
- Frequent bending and/or
crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery
- Driving a company or rental
vehicle for up to six hours as needed
- Exposure to manufacturing
environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud
noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
Requisition ID: 31322
This position description is not intended, and should not be
construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts
or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however,
to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for
making decisions related to job performance, employee development and
compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities
ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal
opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status
or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles
Job Segment: Food Safety, Inspector, QA,
Quality Assurance, Quality, Technology