Safety Quality Assurance Manager - Perry, GA 31069
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned
company heading into it's second century of growth
and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium
proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice
customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for
The Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager provides leadership,
direction and execution of all plant food safety functions to support the
company's food safety goals, the Company’s statement of qualityand
ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. Ensures all products
produced meet or exceed all customer, regulatory and company requirements as
they relate to food safety. Directs the plant Food Safety and Quality
departments in selecting, developing and motivating food safety team members
to achieve organizatonal goals. Acts as plant
authority on all food safety and quality matters to ensure product safety is
Principal and Essential Duties &
- Manages all activites
of the Food Safety department in a manner which results in consistent
food safety results as measured through the company matrix and
- Develops, documents and implements food
safety processes and procedures to ensure product safety is always
monitored and maintained.
- Leads all food safety and regulatory
efforts at the plant.
- Serves as the catalyst for leading
continuous quality improvement and Company’s QIP.
- Enforces the company's food safety
standards as outlined in the plants HACCP, LCP, Salmonella/Campy
standards and other programs. Maintains the required documentation.
- Serves as the catalyst for leading
continuous improvement through technology and scientific research in an
effort to take the plants food safety program(s) and quality to the next
- Provides leadership and is an active member
of all project teams to ensure food safety concerns are addressed at
- Maintains open communications with
corporate QA, plant management, sales and marketing staffs to ensure
each are aware of any potential food safety related concerns with
product or product requirements and specifications.
- Develops a professional working
relationship and acts as a plant liaison with USDA staff.
- Develops staff through appropriate
mentoring and continuing education efforts. Ensures the company's food
safety programs are properly communicated and plant associates have a
working knowledge of the programs through training and mentoring.
- Provides timely, accurate and relevant
data and analysis to plant and corporate management.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelors degree or
higher in the area of poultry, meat or food science, plus 3 - 5 years of
relevant experience. Experience in a HACCP, QA or food safety supervisory
role. Good analytical and both oral and written skills. Experience in further
processing may be required. Must have or completed certification status as
Certified Food Safety Manager or equivalent. Knowledge of poultry and food
processing principles. Understanding of management principles and team
concepts. General knowledge of plant functions, i.e., production,
maintenance, warehouse, shipping and sanitation. HACCP certified and very
strong HACCP and regulatory skills.
Previous experience as Food Safety manager in poultry processing
Environmental Factors and Physical
Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving
to other offices or buildings.
When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist
floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with
both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees
Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.
May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as
directed by the Company.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, or protected veteran status.