Scientist, Food Safety & Quality Assurance (Remote)
Do you have
a passion for food safety and quality assurance principles across multiple
platforms from pilot to commercial scale? Do you enjoy cross functional
collaboration with R&D, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain and
Operations to make the impossible possible? If you love to roll up your
sleeves and drive food safety & quality assurance culture in an agile
organization, then you are who we are looking for!
This is a remote opportunity.
A Day in the Life of a Sr. Scientist, Food Safety & Quality Assurance:
Work across corporate and plant quality teams, package engineering, product
development, research sciences and procurement to initiate all packaging
Ensure that the integrated approved supplier system is maintained with
required documentation through the R&D systems.
Conduct assessment of supplier HACCP/ Food Safety Plans, 3rd party audits,
supplier surveys, and all related quality systems documents.
Conduct searches on FDA recalls and warning letter activities across the
approved supplier base and for new potential suppliers.
Support packaging supplier issue resolutions.
Create supplier related performance reports.
Review and complete customer questionnaires and/or agreements
Provide quality and food safety support during investigations from customer
complaints and/or internal plant holds.
Engage technical experts from corporate, industry experts, and chemical /
equipment suppliers to troubleshoot any sanitation challenges and identify
novel technologies and methodologies that improve sanitation effectiveness.
This position requires travel (30-45%
BS/MS/Ph.D. in Food Science or related field
Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in Food Safety or Quality
Good working knowledge in the areas of Quality Systems, certifications and
Auditing Protocols. FDA knowledge and PCQI certification are a plus
Food safety experience with Supplier Quality including but not limited to
microbiology, foreign material, allergen control, traceability, and others
Expertise in sanitation programs, regulatory compliance, specification
adherence, and other food safety and quality programs with suppliers
Excellent collaborative and problem-solving skills, with strong written and
verbal communication skills
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
The Ideal Candidate:
Inspires trust. Is an individual contributor with an insatiable appetite for
driving Food Safety and Quality into culture as well as business results.
Has technical and business curiosity. Communicates directly and immediately.
Is a critical cross functional partner in the organization, contributing
technical insight to the broader team.
Thrives in complexity. Highly motivated, dedicated and a self-starter with a
natural inclination to contribute well beyond functional role. Can always be
counted on to lend a hand and promote team engagement to achieve goals.
Has the ability to multitask, work agile, identify new ways of doing things.
One day you will work on ingredients and review HACCP/Food Safety
documentation, the next day you will be leading a co packers audit. Yes! You
work in all altitudes.
Is responsible for timely /accurate administrative duties; keeping management
informed of Food Safety & Quality program progress, challenges,
opportunities & updates. Drives for results and follow-through.
Is strong, steady and unwavering. You will revel in the art of setting the
grade, with an itch to shape the bigger picture. You will cut straight to the
heart of the matter, and love making the plan a reality.
Values and respects team members. Available to the team and forge strong
relationships with those around you.
Has a passion for Food Safety underpinned with science and technology.
Thrives in cross functional teams to deliver safe and high-quality products
with agile teams.
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
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.