Food Safety & Quality - West REMOTE, Colorado
Leads internal and external
collaboration and connectivity in the Research, Quality, and Technical
Services (RQT) function to ensure leveraging of best practices and
consistency of RQT policies and standards for up the Western Region Ardent
Mills facilities. Coaches plant teams to build and develop foundational
expertise in the business. Helps them to understand the impact of decisions
made from a commercial perspective with a balanced view of food
safety/quality with risk assessment. Builds talent pool to strengthen RQT
function and provide career path opportunities.
Acts as a resource for plant teams
to resolve customer complaints/issues. Encourages thorough analysis,
appropriate corrective action and follow up with the customer. May also act
as liaison with customer to facilitate discussion from a broader business
view representing individual or multiple plants. Tracks incidents to
understand trends and potential process or procedure modifications needed to
Conducts routine assessments of
plant lab quality and safety performance to ensure compliance to policies and
procedures. Ensures appropriate follow-up is performed to correct and promote
This role reports to the Sr Director, FSQR.
- Ensure compliance to Quality/Food
Safety (Q/FS) regulations/policies – assumes ultimate accountability for
multiple locations’ Quality/Food Safety (Q/FS) execution, compliance,
and activities. Analyzes and interprets policies, customer standards,
and directs implementation of Q/FS policies.
- Perform prevention activities
and issue resolution – ensure connectivity and collaboration between
Quality functions across multiple facilities in the business. Mediates
and ensures resolution, proactively anticipates risk and takes preventative
action, and proactively addresses risk areas and other duties as
- Develop, implement and assess
Quality processes/systems – directs implementation of multiple
locations’ Q/FS systems, specification management, driving continuous
- Shape quality and food safety
culture – builds internal and external partnerships, ensures customer
complaint issues addressed.
management – lead talent management of employees in Quality organization
for multiple facilities; build and develop effective, engaged workforce;
develop strategic and tactical Quality plans for BU.
- Willing to travel up to 60% of
- Willing to work (occasionally)
in a plant environment
- Able to work with wheat
products i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies
Skills & Experience
- Bachelors degree in Food Science,
Biological Sciences, or related fields or equivalent relevant work
- Minimum 8 years
experience in food industry in technical roles; i.e. Quality,
Food Safety, Auditing
- Intermediate HAACP
Knowledge/Implementation - Applies HACCP to identify and control food
- Intermediate Customer
Specifications Management: Interfaces effectively with customers;
ensures products meet customer specifications; answers questions and
solves customer problems.
- Intermediate Managing and
Improving Processes - Delivers processes that are aligned, effective,
and optimizes resources.
Plant/Manufacturing Knowledge - Demonstrates practical knowledge of
manufacturing processes and operations.
- Intermediate Project Management
- Applies a structured, disciplined approach to planning, administering
and completing projects successfully.
- Intermediate Training -
Delivers intermediate learning solutions that engage leaners and provides
- Basic Business Acumen - Applies
deep and practical business acumen to partner effectively with business
- Basic Product
Information/Documentation - Prepares product information and
documentation that meet regulatory compliance requirements.
- Basic External Partnering -
Builds relationships and negotiates effectively with external groups.
- Basic Scientific Knowledge -
Applies scientific knowledge, principles to identify and manage risks.
- Basic Knowledge of Quality
Standards & Quality Tools – Applies knowledge of quality standards
and tools to enhance food safety and quality.
Ardent Mills is an equal opportunity
employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
The preceding position description
has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and
responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may
not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications required of employees in this position. The description,
duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the
discretion of Ardent Mills.