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Plant Food Safety and Quality Manager - Kenosha, WI

Ocean Spray


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Ocean Spray is looking for a dynamic, creative, collaborative and results driven Food Safety and Quality Manager to provide leadership and overall direction to the total quality program, ensuring that all internal quality standards and external regulatory standards are maintained at the plants, co-packer production facilities, vendors, and external storage locations. The successful candidate will provide support, coaching, and training to all employees in all aspects of the Company total quality program. This role is an active and integral member of plant senior management team.

The day in the life of a Food Safety and Quality A Manager

Provides direct leadership and mentoring of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) staff and is responsible for their development and performance. Ability to connect/influence local plant management and plant workforce to drive a best in class Quality Culture.

As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, influence plant leadership to ensure all FSQA programs and systems are implemented effectively. Coach/develop all plant leaders in regard to quality and statistical tools

Oversees and maintains robust FSQA programs (e.g. HACCP, sanitation, pest control, GMP, traceability, others) in the facility, implementing and ensuring compliance to Government and Ocean Spray Standards. Monitors key quality indicators/metrics, manages continuous improvement reviews and special projects as assigned.

Responsible as Ocean Spray representative to outside governmental agencies, USDA, FDA, State Department of Agriculture, etc. and to consumers and customers through investigation and response to complaints. Leads all visits from external regulatory agencies.

Audit Leadership – Responsible as Ocean Spray representative to customers for their audit requirements of our production facilities and to consultants that are employed for audits.

Manages the investigation of product incidents and consumer complaint at the plant level. Utilizes RCA’s and ensures CAPA’s are implemented and verified. Empowers direct staff and collaborates with necessary departments to quickly understand issue.

Responsible for ensuring plant sanitation requirements are met. Includes monitoring/auditing effectiveness of cleaning practices using visual and microbiological methods. Requires dotted line relationships to operations resources supervising and performing cleaning tasks.

Sets standards for content of communication materials, distribution, and timeliness in relation to the food safety and quality practices of the Plant.

What you need to know:

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Food Sciences or Science related discipline.

Six (6) years of managerial experience within manufacturing environment. Eight (8) years progressive food/beverage quality systems experience, including statistical process control (SPC). Experience in a union environment a plus.

HACCP Certification. FSMA, PCQI, GFSI certifications preferred

Requires effective leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills in both the direction/development of subordinates and interaction with external contacts.

Must be an effective listener to address the concerns of both internal and external customers. Appropriate business management skills and strong problem-solving abilities are necessary.

Who We Are:

You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what’s better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.

Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike-we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:

Grower Mindset – We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.

Sustainable Results – Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
Integrity Above All – We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other

Inclusive Teamwork – We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative.

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.

Job Type: Full-time



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