Quality & Food Safety Professional -
North America Plants (55401) - Northbrook, IL
Req Id 55401 - Posted 01/17/2018 - Research,
Development and Quality - Quality - United
States - Northbrook, IL
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Barilla is an Italian
family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an international
Group present in more than 100 countries.
A world leader in the
markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental
Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in
Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol
of Italian know–how.
“Good for You, Good for the Planet”
is Barilla’s purpose and the only way each person in the Group works and of
which is an ambassador. It means caring for the wellbeing of people and the planet
in everything Barilla does, from the field to consumption; it also means
promoting open and transparent working relationships in the communities
Barilla is part of.
Barilla America, Inc. wants
to recruit a Quality
& Food Safety Professional – North America Plant within Quality and Food Safety, based
IL. The individual will report to Head of Quality
&Food Safety – Region Americas.
Job Purpose: Coordinates and executes quality
programs designed to ensure the quality and food safety with the internal
production plants. Applies consistent quality and food safety tools on
new and existing products with the internal production plants based in North
- Diffuse the internal Barilla
plant tools and instruments for Quality (Barilla Quality System
Management, GMPs, IPM, HACCP) and guarantee
correct application and improvement.
R&D/Industrialization innovation through the Phase & Gate
process of new launches & new ingredient evaluations, as assigned in
- Assure that all the measures to
guarantee Finished products’ compliance with
specifications are properly executed.
- Drives the internal Barilla
plant QFS activities following established guidelines, methods and assistance.
- Support the project activities
for new plant expansions and/or new lines in terms of GMP, HACCP, and
conformance to specified design.
- Support analytical data collection related to Quality and use it to promote
the continuous improvement.
- Drive key performance
indicators (KPI’s) on Quality and Food safety and use them to promote
- Assure the Barilla Global
Complaint Management System is being communicated and acted upon.
- Apply & drive the Company’s
Set of Vendor Assurance tools for Finished Products from approval to its
- Be a reference to the internal
Barilla plants Quality System and Food Safety audits for North America.
- Support the Q&FS meeting.
- Provide prompt and accurate
information/documentation in case of Food Safety Crisis.
- Be a key contact for plants for
SAP and BI systems (or other integrated databases for information
upload/data analysis) and assures the SAP QM model (or other systems
such as LIMS, Trace Gains/vendor portal, Sample6, Process Map, etc.) is
- Audit facilities and suggest
improvements to their Quality Systems and follow up.
- Assist in managing and
reconciling Distribution and Warehouse Hold (B002) material, in a timely
- Represent the interface between
Barilla plants and the suppliers for problems related to supplies
- Other duties as assigned
- BA or BSC in Food Science,
Chemical Engineering, Biology or Chemistry and 3-5 years’ experience in
quality management in the food industry
- Working knowledge of food risks
and management tools for mitigation, e.g. Food chemistry analyses,
Chemical contaminants testing, statistic application to Quality
- Work experience in quality
including root cause analysis, quality management, continuous improvement,
and non-conformities, corrective and preventive actions.
- Experience with quality tools
such as QMS projects, internal auditing, ISO 22000 and BRC for Food
- HACCP experience
- Food Safety experience on food
products and categories (i.e. meals, bakery, sauces, chilled and frozen
- Experience in continuous
improvement in the quality arena through the use of quality management
- Project management
- Verbal and written
- Available to travel up to 30 -
50% both domestic and international
- 10% travel is
International (Canada, Mexico, and limited Italy); rest, National travel.
- This position will also be
Barilla is an equal
opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination
and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to
employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any
other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and
ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include,
but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural
differences, political ideas and sexual orientation.