Protein Food Safety/Quality
Associate Manager - Rosemont, IL
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This position is responsible for
managing the food safety and quality risks of the designated product
categories. The FSQ Associate Manager will partner with cross-functional
teams to define product specifications and evaluate manufacturers and
exclusive branded product within the category. The FSQ Associate Manager will
proactively work with exclusive brand suppliers to build process controls to
reduce/eliminate food safety and quality risk failures to deliver with
excellence to our customers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
compliance of all assigned suppliers to US Foods requirements regarding
food safety, quality and regulatory compliance,
approving/suspending/restricting/disqualifying as required. Responsible
to monitor approximately 50+ vendor facilities depending on the category
with all existing vendors within the category to maintain product
specifications for branded products to ensure consistent adherence to
food safety and quality requirements. This requires teaming up with the
category management team to hold suppliers accountable to US Foods
vendor facility risk assessments both through reviewing documentation
and by conducting on-site inspections for site approvals.
knowledge for assigned product categories in the following areas:
regulatory performance standards, critical to quality attributes, ,
processing techniques, environmental monitoring
and general microbiology.
active member of the merchandising cross functional category team
enabling commercial success through maintenance of food safety standards
and food regulatory compliance requirements while balancing innovation
and commercialization needs.
or identifies resource to assist in educating cross functional partners
with food safety and quality subject matter expertise including policies
and regulations (including those specific to their categories such as
FSIS, Low Acid Canned Food Processing, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, The
Produce Rule etc.)
knowledge of specific regulatory programs related to assigned product
with Product Development to design new products and define product
specifications and plays a key role in the product review process.
Provides ongoing diligence by ensuring product conformity to defined
specifications and managing the internal and supplier approval process.
in plant trials and/or first productions, as appropriate, for new
products. Accountable for ensuring that the product meets the brand
standard at both the food safety and quality level.
manages supplier, customer and internal
feedback to move US Foods to a proactive/predictive state in managing
product quality and driving continuous improvement.
complaint and product evaluation data to identify trends and
opportunities with products and vendors to drive continuous improvement.
Compile and issue quarterly FSQ scorecard to assigned vendors.
in applicable field of science for the role, (e.g. food science, dairy
science, meat science, animal science, plant science, engineering,
microbiology, etc.) or commensurate degree required
Related Experience :
5 years Food Safety Quality experience required
knowledge with FDA (FSMA) & USDA regulatory requirements and food
years experience in a food manufacturing
organizational skills and ability to prioritize required
of environmental monitoring programs, and application of FSMA/Preventive
Controls, Food Safety Plan design, measurement, documentation
and training; required.
interpersonal skills required, including the ability to interact across
Up to 20-30% travel – Some travel may be out of the
***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender
Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***