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Corporate Food Safety Auditor - Gaylord, MN 55334


Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.


POSITION SUMMARY:The Food Safety Auditor will conduct Food Safety and Quality audits of the Ingredient and Food Contact Packaging Supplier facilities. As part of the audit inspection, the position will review the supplier’s food safety and quality documents, as well as complete or review risk assessments of ingredients and suppliers to ensure that they meet MFI and regulatory requirements. This position will support the increased requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 21 CFR 117 and MFI customer expectations. The position will also be a resource to the MFI manufacturing plants to investigate and audit any problem ingredient supplier. The position will also complete co-packer facility audits and participate in the internal MFI annual survey when the resource is needed.




Plans and conducts scheduled audits of ingredient and packaging facilities and their corresponding food safety programs and assessing quality and food safety system performance.

Conducts and confirms follow-up actions on Supplier Quality System Audits and Supplier Risk mitigation.

Assesses supplier capabilities through direct visits using technical discussions and Quality System Audits and prepares detailed trip reports and audit reports to document audit findings and observations.

Maintains accuracy of Supplier Audit Reports and Supplier Profile. Tracks and trends supplier performance via a quality systems site and communicates quality issues to suppliers as needed and provides assistance to develop corrective actions.

Generates, reviews and implements Supplier Quality related policy/procedure and guidelines. Developments and generates supplier performance reports.

Provides guidance to Purchasing and Operations in suppliers’ quality system requirements.

Maintains and reports on vendor performance and monitors quality and functionality of current ingredients and recommend specification changes as needed. Reports audit findings in the correct format to vendors and internal customers. Follows up on corrective actions needed.

Assists with the evaluation of problem vendors and ingredients with plant QA staff and conducts investigations around resolving customer complaints.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with supplier partners, employees, supervisors and the general public.

Monitors emerging food safety issues, regulatory trends as it relates to external supply that impacts MFI.

Able to work flexible hours (nights and weekends) as required.

Willing to travel 80-90% of the time.

Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

Adhere to all safety polices and procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

Background in dairy or food science or related field and a minimum of 2 years experience in QA systems and food safety auditing with experience writing audit reports and interpreting corrective action responses.

Valid Driver's license.



Working knowledge of Quality systems, food safety programs, HARPC, and GMP’s is required.

Strong continuous improvement knowledge.

Excellent computer skills in Office, SharePoint, SAP,

Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.

Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.

Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, fractions, ratios. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.

Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.





Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject


Enthusiastic:Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest


Detail Oriented:Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


Dedicated:Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


Team Player:Works well as a member of a group





Growth Opportunities:Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility


Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help


Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization





Bachelors or better in Biology or related field.


Bachelors or better in Food Science or related field.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



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