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Food Safety 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 agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.
Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety Specialist is responsible for providing specialized knowledge of specific segments of our quality systems and/or plant processes such as food safety and 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. Key Accountabilities

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

Conducts verification and/or maintenance of the Food Safety and Quality Systems, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure, prerequisite programs, manufacturing processes, plant environment, and finished product.

Collaborates with operations on the initiation of corrective action and preventative measures when necessary.

Ensures adherence to corporate, regulatory, customer and facility food safety and quality requirements and completion of corrections and corrective actions.

Leads food safety focused audits (Corporate Food Safety, Food Safety System Certification 22000, customer, regulatory).

Acts as Food Safety Team leader by coordinating and leading Food Safety Team and overseeing the food safety management system and management review.

Manages food/feed safety management system compliance to appropriate government regulations.
Investigates and follow up on food safety incidents that occur in the plant to ensure they are reported and that corrective action and permanent corrections are taken.

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

Other duties as assigned Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelorís degree in a related field OR equivalent experience

Minimum of two years of related work experience in food and/or feed industry practices and standards
Experience with the Food Safety System Certification 22000

Preferred Qualifications

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

Minimum 4 years experience in Quality, Operations, Research & Development, Industrial Management or other relevant operations

Experience in leading FSSC 22000, ISO 22000:2018 or management systems

Project Management experience, Change Management experience

Strong Organizational and Communication skills

Experience working with SAP or similar

Ability to travel up to 5%

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


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