Quality Director – Baraboo, WI
TO: Quality Sr.
position is responsible for providing
leadership and strategic direction for multiple plant quality departments in
meeting compliance efforts for food safety, sanitation and related audits
while resolving complex food safety questions and challenges, in
accordance with company policies and procedures.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are
required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities
may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. The
essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Acting as
a technical resource to address and resolve inquiries and problems
regarding sanitation, food safety, regulatory affairs and SSOPs.
all food safety tasks for process and product equipment in the form of a
matrix based on risk and criticality to include procedures,
verification/validations, and measurement tracking.
plants with completing change control reports and being the liaison
between operations and corporate quality.
engineering on down day projects and other projects as needed including
verification of contractor compliance to GMPs and QP 3.4. Leading
food safety environmental controls for engineering projects.
plants with regulatory readiness including ongoing inspection and audit
follow-ups, implementation of necessary interventions and all other
operational regulatory compliance.
operational control programs including HACCP, FSMA, corporate quality,
and pressure testing at all plants.
evaluating risk assessments and assisting plants in reduction of
downgrades and customer complaints.
as a technical resource for root cause investigation and resolution of
complaints and Quality issues at a plant level.
responsible for final response of complaint activities
& Implementing practices, procedures and guidance for the
manufacturing plants to follow to help them reduce & eliminate
plant quality teams, participating and supporting to establish a quality
culture at plant locations.
as a liaison between the plants, the customers and the sales people in
regards to quality issues
Quality score card metrics, while developing and executing plans to meet
and improve metrics.
assistance to plants in developing and documenting quality best
plant quality audits as needed
process improvement opportunities and recommend appropriate process
and punctual attendance and physical presence in the workplace.
- Timely and
accurate completion of duties.
travel for work, from 67 to 100% of the time.
following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:
Skills: Ability to operate all information
technology related business systems, programs and applications in a
manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information
processing and reporting as it applies to this position.
Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret
general business periodicals, scientific journals, technical documents
and governmental regulations. Ability to understand application research
related terminology and government regulations. Ability to write
reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
speak effectively to employees customers and
vendors concerning technical issues.
Skills: Ability to perform calculations, and
provide advice relating to the application of mathematics and chemistry
to food processing. Ability to work with mathematical concepts
such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of
trigonometry, and plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts
such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
Ability: Ability to apply commonsense understanding
to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or
schedule form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a
variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited
Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate a variety of
standard business machines. The ability to drive a motor vehicle,
and maintaining a valid driver’s license. Maintain technical
competency and remain current in changes in the industry.
The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Demands – Employee is continuously (more than 67 to 100%%
of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects,
tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The
employee is occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and
stand. The employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift
and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Environment – The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of
electrical shock, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne
particles. The noise level is usually moderate.
Equipment – This position may need personal protective
equipment that is appropriate for the job being performed, such as
hearing protection, food safety clothing and other.
position requires a Bachelor Degree in food science or related field of
study, knowledge related to the job and three to five years of job-related
experience, such as dairy product manufacturing.
position directly supervises assigned plant quality positions.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;
planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding
and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment opportunity to
all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual
orientation, military status, genetic information, or any other
characteristic protected by state or federal law.
• 401(k) plan
with a generous company contribution
insurance benefits - Health/Vision/Dental/Rx
• Protection for
the future - Life and Disability insurance
• Paid vacation
time; sick time; holidays and personal days
• Training &
Development to allow you to grow
Foremost Farms USA, headquartered
in Baraboo, Wis., is a farmer-owned milk processing and marketing cooperative
with annual sales of $2.0 billion. The nation’s eighth-largest cooperative
and number 25 in annual sales among the Top 100 U.S. dairy processors,
Foremost Farms is a leading manufacturer and marketer of cheese, specialty
whey ingredients, butter and bulk fluid milk to customers around the world.
We’re looking for employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and
aim for excellence. Because we’re working to be the world’s best – to Be
Foremost – we’ll bring out the best in you. We’re already one of the nation’s
top 10 dairy cooperatives, making Wisconsin cheese and dairy ingredients for
the global marketplace. But we’re not satisfied. Are you?
Are you ready to Be Foremost?
Please apply at: www.foremostfarms.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
are encouraged to apply
Successful completion of pre-employment testing which could include a
drug test, physical, background check, education check and credit check