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Corporate Food Safety and Quality Audit Supervisor - Gaylord, MN


Post Holdings, Inc



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The Food Safety Audit Supervisor 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.
  • 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 policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Willing to travel 80-90% of the time.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Background in dairy or food science or related field and 2+ years experience in QA systems and food safety auditing with experience writing audit reports and interpreting corrective action responses.
  • Working knowledge of Quality systems, food safety programs, HARPC, and GMP’s is required.
  • Strong continuous improvement knowledge.
  • Excellent computer skills in Office, SharePoint and SAP.
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position.

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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