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Quality and Food Safety Manager - Headland, AL

Archer Daniels Midland Company

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Full Job Description

ADM - Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts.

This is full-time, exempt position.

Job Summary:

The Quality and Food Safety Manager is responsible for managing the site quality and food safety program for our Headland, AL peanut processing facility.

This position reports to the Regional Quality and Food Safety Manager

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides leadership, support, and guidance to ensure that Food Safety/Quality requirements are met.
  • Manages, plans, implements, and continuously improves the Food Safety/Quality divisional programs.
  • Enforce Quality goals and KPIs, Food Safety/Quality, maintain Food Safety plan, and supports Operations for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure the processes and systems are adequate to implement, achieve, and maintain 3rd party certifications (BRC) and FDA compliance (21 CFR 507 and/or 21 CFR 117).
  • Oversee usage of and provide support for information technology systems.
  • Manages the Food Safety/Quality Team
  • Conduct quality and food safety training for all colleagues onsite.
  • Maintenance and maintaining of laboratory equipment
  • Work and communicate with the Plant Manager (dotted line reporting) and Superintendent on any quality problems, or issues that arise.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and good decision making skills are required.
  • The ability to provide motivation to direct reports, and demonstrate leadership qualities to all plant personnel is needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Commitment to ADM's goal of achieving a zero-injury culture.
  • Commitment to ADM’s core values of: Integrity, Respect, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Ownership Mentality.
  • Positive leadership attributes that help drive people development, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Active participation in and contribution to performance excellence implementation.
  • Preferred 4 year degree or equivalent 7 year Food Safety experience in a Food manufacturing and laboratory environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must. Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management, customers, and regulatory officials as needed.
  • Must demonstrate high-level of problem-solving skills and ability to perform root cause analysis.
  • Previous experience with third party or regulatory audits and inspections
  • Able to work unsupervised and manage independently/flexible schedule occasionally.
  • Able to climb and work in elevated work areas.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.


About ADM:

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at


ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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