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Food Safety/Quality Coordinator – Fresh - Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085


Johnsonville Sausage


We are committed to providing only the highest-quality products. As a member of our quality team, you’ll ensure Johnsonville meets or exceeds all standards set by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies. Of course, that’s just for starters. What outside organization could care more about our quality than we do? Our commitment to quality must be unparalleled. We treat every Johnsonville product like it will be served at our own family table.


Johnsonville, LLC

Food Safety/Quality Coordinator - Fresh


Position Overview:

Johnsonville has an opportunity for a Food Safety/Quality Coordinator to join our Harvest/Fresh Sausage Team. In this role you will be a resource, teacher and mentor to the Johnsonville fresh network. Your passion for continuous improvement efforts will enable Members in the organization to meet the goals of making gold standard products. This role is perfect for an individual who has a track record of developing members, improving and expanding the scope of their responsibilities and wants to continue to grow and be challenged.



  • Using the Johnsonville Way, work with members to strategically coordinate continuous improvement efforts and programs related to food safety and quality processes and systems for harvest and fresh sausage processing, including defining performance measures
  • Identify trends and process variation in conjunction with the harvest/fresh sausage team; be a resource to Johnsonville plants for corrective actions to optimize the safety and quality of products
  • Keep harvest/fresh plants updated on regulatory issues
  • Be an active member of the foreign animal disease team
  • Coach the company Sanitarian, Quality Sensory team and the Global Laboratory Coordinator
  • Provide support for all third-party audits
  • Use your technical expertise to educate members on food safety and quality applications and systems
  • Lead fresh quality team, pathogen reduction team and gold standard teams
  • Develop future leaders as a pipeline for future food safety and quality roles and/or operational leadership positions
  • Utilize your auditing skills to assist on supplier, copacker and internal audits, minimizing risk
  • Lead capital pipeline planning efforts for the food safety and quality area, working with impacted facilities
  • Back up the RTE Food Safety Quality Coordinator

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Microbiology or related field
  • 10 years of experience in a senior quality leadership role required
  • Experience in food required; meat/poultry processing and harvest preferred

  • Knowledge and understanding of food safety, HACCP systems, USDA/FDA, Animal Handling and Welfare programs and regulatory requirements and have established regulatory relationships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite required
  • Understanding of Safe Quality Food program preferred
  • Experience with fresh product shelf life and microbiology
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement processes (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, etc.)
  • Experience working in SAP Business Operating System desired
  • Proficient with data management and Statistical Process Control
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Project management and team leadership skills

    Date: April 2, 2020

    Coach for this position: Director of Food Safety/Qualily

    Location: Countryside, Sheboygan Falls, WI
    (Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee)

    Member Status: Fulltime, Salary
    (At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member.)

    Reason for Posting: Member promoted
    (We love it when that happens!)

    About our Company
    Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 2,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

    External candidate: Apply on-line only at:

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.



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