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Food Safety Specialist - Atlanta, GA


Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s 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.

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

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 Position information:

Relocation will be covered.

Position will be based at Atlanta, Georgia. Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Strong analytical skills

Strong interpersonal skill

Excellent 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

Experience with HCAAP plans

Knowledge of the FDA- FSMA requirements and FSSC 22000 Preferred Qualifications

Experience in conducting food safety audits

Experience in project management

SAP proficiency

“Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).”

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet



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