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SQ Corporate Food Safety/Quality Auditor - Plymouth, WI 53073

Sargento Foods, Inc.


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Req ID: 944
Plymouth Corporate
1ST, 40

Utilizing auditing techniques, the Food Safety/Quality Auditor is responsible for verifying the consistent application of food safety and quality programs across all Sargento Foods Inc. entities (including; Manufacturing, Food Safety & Quality, Procurement, R&D, Logistics, Maintenance, Engineering) and extending to suppliers as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Schedules and conducts food safety and quality audits, customer audits, internal GFSI audits and Food Safety Plan verifications to assure consistent application of Sargento Food Safety and Quality Standards and Programs across all business units, manufacturing facilities, and suppliers.
Manages the audit program structure, creates new audits to Sargento Foods Inc. (SFI) standards, reviews audit reports, and collaborates with Operational Quality or Supply Quality to conduct team audits.
Assists SFI auditors in auditing proficiency.
Provides guidance to the organization on GFSI standards. This may include training and/or mentoring SFI employees.
Serve as technical subject matter expert (SME) to support Food Safety and Quality initiatives as needed.
Stays current on regulatory and industry standards related to food safety and quality and updates audit program accordingly.
Communicates findings to the audit team and site management including written audit reports.
Develops and reports key metrics related to auditing and communicates results to management.
Determines efficacy of corrective action plans and verifies timely implementation.
Identifies and communicates best practices as observed during audits.
Identifies Continual Improvement opportunities.
Manages other projects as assigned.
This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but may indirectly lead a group of 3 to 6 people.

Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively conduct audits in a professional, ethical, and objective manner using and interpreting applicable standards/requirements with an awareness of potential legal and financial ramifications.

Must be able to effectively plan, develop, communicate, and execute an audit within a defined scope, including resource scheduling, conducting necessary meetings in performance of the audit, and using appropriate auditing techniques.

Must be able to verify, document, and communicate audit results, develop an audit report and evaluate the effectiveness of corrective action/follow-up.

Must possess interpersonal skills to resolve conflict, conduct interviews and make presentations effectively.

Must be able to participate in, lead, and facilitate teams. Must understand how quality and food safety principles relate to business processes and be able to explain the importance of aligning the audit function to the organization.

Must be able to select and use a wide variety of quality and auditing tools and techniques in practical applications.

Must possess thorough knowledge of food safety and quality management systems. Understand food ingredient law, food processing and controls, and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Strong understanding of Food Safety & Quality Standards, Food Safety Plans, Preventive Controls and Prerequisite Programs.

Ability to train others on Food Safety & Quality Standards.

Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and achieve desired objectives.

Ability to challenge team members to achieve results and respond effectively to difficult inquiries.

Attention to detail with the ability to organize and prioritize.

This position requires a Bachelorís Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or a field related to the sciences, and a minimum of 3 years of experience in food industry auditing techniques required. 5 years related experience is preferred.

This person must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. He/she must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public is extremely important.

The understanding of basic quality concepts, such as frequency distribution, determination of test validity and reliability, process capability, and sampling theory to demonstrate compliance, particularly with regard to microbiological testing, is required. This person also must be able to apply basic quality-related mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, probability, and statistical inference.

This person must have proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, Visio, and PowerPoint), Controlled Documentum and Corporate Documentum, and have the ability to become proficient with SAP and Minitab.

This person must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and be able to present and explain those conclusions to SFI employees from various management and manufacturing functions.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Auditor Certification, ASQ Quality Auditor certification, and/or ASQ HACCP Auditor certification preferred. Must be able to obtain within one year.

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) preferred. Must be able to obtain within one year.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Up to 75% travel required (Supply Quality)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


1 Persnickety Pl, Plymouth, WI 53073



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