Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for and
lead all food safety, quality & regulatory (FSQR) activities across Olam Spice & Vegetable Ingredients globally.
Directs development and management of FSQR systems in the business
including: continuous improvement of FSQR processes and systems,
development & implementation of FSQR policies, BRC audits &
certifications, ensuring connectivity and collaboration between business
unit functions, directing management of overall external FSQR environment
including customer, supplier, regulatory interfaces for the business unit.
- Directs central
food safety, quality & regulatory organization across all global
locations and manufacturing facilities for the business unit and
ensure interpretation and implementation of FSQR policies, regulatory,
customer & supplier standards.
- Responsible to
ensure connectivity & collaboration between FSQR functions across
all manufacturing facilities and mediate and resolve all FSQA issues
in the business.
- Lead the BU crisis
management team in the event of a food safety incident.
- Monitor FDA/EU/USDA
regulatory activities and plant compliance with regulatory standards
and act as a liaison for all manufacturing locations, ensuring
regulatory compliance within the business unit.
- Build effective
external partnerships with customers. Acts as the customer interface
for the BU to review product performance, responds to complaints &
questions and provide proactive & preventive corrective actions
- Build effective
internal partnerships with manufacturing operations to ensure customer
expectations are met on food safety & quality parameters.
- Develop, implement
& assess processes/systems directs implementation of all FSQR,
specifications and management of change systems across BU drives
- Provide input to BU
leadership related to capital needs to maintain food safety leadership
position in the industry.
- Provide internal
& external leadership & visibility on food safety &
quality issues. Interface with BU leadership team in areas which are
of critical concern to the BU on FSQR affairs.
- Identify &
share best practices in executing of FSQR programs across the globe
through standardization of policies, standards & SOPs.
- Maintain high level
engagement with regulatory issues within the industry & provide
information both internally & externally as required for the BU.
- Lead both internal
& external compliance issues by demonstrated leadership and
process control management skill and ability to develop team members.
experience with customers & specific food regulations in EU &
Mission Critical Competencies
knowledge of Food Laws & Regulations
understanding of customer specifications in a food ingredient business
a group of associates across geographies
while dealing with ambiguity
around higher management through excellence in articulation
Decision Making Authority and Impact:
leader for the FSQR activities for the business unit
- As a
leader of managing & improving quality processes globally across the
- As a
leader of people across the business unit to ensure FSQR compliance across
the business unit
Qualifications & Experience:
degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemical/Biological sciences or
years of experience in management of Food Safety, Quality &
Regulatory function across a business unit.
knowledge of Food Laws & Regulations – staying up-to-date on the
HACCP knowledge and implementation – Applies HACCP to identify food
safety hazards and provides solutions to mitigate risks through a
risk assessment skills through managing audit protocols, root cause
analysis, complaint trend analysis and deep insight into manufacturing
operations within the business.
knowledge of GFSI audit protocols such as BRC/SQF, documentation,
document management and interface with external auditors &
customer audit programs.
project management skills – applies a structured, disciplined approach
to planning, administering & completing projects within FSQR
product information/documentation knowledge working with innovation
of statistical process controls & data based risk assessment or
problem solving techniques.
leadership and team collaboration competencies and ability to
implement quality systems through training the team within IQ and
manufacturing units as required.
quality assurance – identifies & addresses supplier quality issues
to raw materials, packaging materials & ingredients to
manufacturing unit in collaboration with purchasing/ supply chain
of SAP applications, traceability systems within in QM module will be
communication and interpersonal skills
understanding of cultural differences in approach to quality systems
and the impact to achieving FSQR goals.
forward thinking and ability to make recommendations with limited
information / data.
presentation skills with customers both internal and external
to represent BU with trade associations, and a spokesman for the BU
with respect to Food Safety & Quality areas.
& Domestic travel up to 25% of the time
could be an advantage
Olam provides equality of opportunity
for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the
grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age,
disability, or sexual orientation.