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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Compliance Coordinator, CQA - Lakeland, FL 33815


Do you want to work for a Fortune 100 retailer that recently received the 2017 Food Safety Innovation Award from the Food Marketing Institute?

The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Compliance Coordinator collaborates with ingredient suppliers to Publix Manufacturing and co-manufacturers of Publix store brand products. This includes verifying supplier food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) compliance to Publix requirements and specifications, conducting a detailed analysis and review of supplier FSQA records. Serving as an internal support to the Supply Chain FSQA Manager, the incumbent is highly engaged with the Quality Assurance (QA) Managers at all Publix Manufacturing facilities and maintains strong relationships with food safety certification program owners, regulatory authorities, and related groups that promote food safety and quality assurance. The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Compliance Coordinator reports to the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Supply Chain.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • developing and maintaining systems that support Publix food safety and quality assurance
  • implementing a regulatory compliance review program to verify and analyze regulatory reporting in place
  • developing and reporting on food safety and regularly compliance programs to ensure clear and timely reporting related to food safety concerns


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology or equivalent experience
  • at least five (5) years of experience in food safety and quality assurance for products in a Retail, Manufacturing, and/or Corporate Quality Assurance environment
  • Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Certification, HACCP Certification, and Food Protection Manager Certification – all obtainable within the first year of employment.
  • knowledge of Microbiology, Chemical Safety, Public Health, and Food Safety
  • intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, ACT, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Access
  • excellent written communication and public speaking skills
  • strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills
  • organizational skills
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • negotiation and persuasion skills
  • high work ethics and ability to manage confidential information
  • interpersonal skills
  • ability to multi-task
  • strong attention to detail
  • ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • ability to travel via commercial airline or the company airplane
  • willingness to work after hours including nights, weekends, holidays and extended hours

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