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Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Specialist - Gainesville, GA


Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargillís food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.


The Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Specialist is responsible for providing specialized knowledge of specific segments of our quality systems and/or plant processes such as quality auditing, instrumentation, specific product line knowledge, computer systems, management and/or oversight of suppliers and other needed focus areas. You will be involved in preparation and participation of customer audits. You will work together with internal and external teams to address customer requirements and concerns, as well as collaborate on audits.


Implement all quality programs within the location to ensure compliance with company, governmental and customer requirements and expectations.

Responsible for working with the Site Quality Leader to develop, standardize, maintain and improve quality procedures and programs at the site.

Audits production processes, raw materials, or suppliers/vendors to ensure that established quality standards are met.

Works closely with cross-functional teams, including product management and production, to identify and mitigate quality risks.

Conducts root cause analysis for defects, non-conformities, or other quality failures.

Ensures compliance with formal external and internal quality standards.

Provides management of specific segments of quality management systems and provide continuous improvement support for operations or other functional areas where needed.

Investigates and responds to customer complaints and provide guidance.

Leads non-conforming materials program for the plant and other plant specific activities.

Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

Other duties as assigned


Bachelorís degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Strong analytical skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Proven experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines

Flexibility: able to cope with fast changes within a growing company

Minimum of two years of related work experience


B.S. in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Biology or any other physical science

Minimum 2 years experience in Quality, Operations, Research & Development, Industrial Management or other relevant operations experience

Project Management experience, Change Management experience

Experience in conducting food safety audits

Experience applying Continuous Improvement concepts



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