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Global Food Safety Manager - Decatur, IL

Archer Daniels Midland Company


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Job Summary

This individual will be responsible for maintaining corporate food safety programs for ADM. To this end, these programs include performing and coordinating managing food safety plans, training programs, and validation of food safety control parameters. The activities of this position support ADM’s compliance with food and feed safety regulations and commitment to manufacturing safe and suitable products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of Food Safety learning plans and serves as the internal and external subject matter expert in developing and maintaining Quality, Microbiological, and Food Safety Programs
  • Lead in partnership with other Quality Managers the development and implementation of Food Safety Plans, HACCP, pre-requisite programs, and all food safety related programs to meet regulatory and/or customer requirements
  • Perform food safety and quality assessments for review of manufacturing standards, HACCP/FSMA Food Safety Plans, Food Quality Plans, and sanitation programs
  • Ensure full compliance with company policies and procedures, customer requirements, HACCP, FSMA/Preventive Controls, and GFSI standards
  • Develop policies and monitor procedures for validation of critical control points, preventive controls, and other food safety controls
  • Assess supplier locations and programs from a food (human and animal) safety perspective
  • Conduct food (human and animal) safety audits of ADM suppliers either individually, as part of an ADM team or through third-party auditors and ADM facilities
  • Facilitates compliance with all food safety programs for all ADM facilities to include but not limited to HACCP, GMP's, Allergen control, lot traceability, and all applicable associate food safety training.
  • Conduct audits such as those related to GMP/Food safety systems and/or GFSI benchmarked schemes like BRC, FSSC 22000 and SQF
  • Interact with and provide support for ADM Quality professionals within Commercial and Operational units including Divisional Quality Assurance Managers
  • This role helps to identify trends in inadequate food safety compliance within the organization.
  • Interact with and provide support for ADM Procurement specialists
  • Assist in the maintenance of Supplier Risk Metric for ADM Integrated Risk Management activities and ADM Approved Supplier database(s)
  • Supports the Crisis Management Team for Special Situations in partnership with other Quality and food safety managers
  • Facilitate the investigation and resolution of escalated plant issues including quality holds, priority consumer complaints, and FDA/USDA regulatory matters


    • Food (human or animal) safety auditing experience in an industrial setting
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred - preferably in Biological Sciences, Food Science or related field.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in managing food safety in a food processing environment.
    • Familiarity with HACCP/ HARPC and product food safety control programs
    • Experience in GFSI schemes, organic, kosher, FSMA Food Safety Plan, and FSVP
    • Experience/knowledge in Microbiology, Food Safety troubleshooting and process improvement skills
    • Proficient in computer skills and in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
    • Good knowledge of statistics and statistical process control (SPC)( Six Sigma Green Belt experience preferred)
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Organized and detail oriented.
    • Comfortable working in a distance team environment.
    • Effective communications skills with the ability to deliver positive feedback as well as corrective strategies in a proactive and respectful manner
    • High ethical standards and ability to travel independently

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

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

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.



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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