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Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Starch Specialist - Minneapolis, MN 55435






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 Cargillís 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 Quality and Regulatory Starch Specialist will provide specialized knowledge of specific segments of quality systems or plant processes such as food safety and quality auditing, instrumentation, specific product line knowledge, computer systems, management or oversight of suppliers and other needed focus areas. In this role, you will be involved in preparation and participation of customer audits and you will work together with internal and external teams to address customer requirements and concerns as well as collaborate on audits. Key Accountabilities

Lead process monitoring, system improvement support, specialized testing, training, plant trials auditing of systems and performance and In-depth management of specific segments of quality management systems (i.e. food safety, instrumentation, computers, specific product lines or other quality systems, etc.), providing support for operations or other functional areas where needed.

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 reviewing recipe parameters, specification compliance, 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 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 Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelorís degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Minimum of two years of related work experience

Strong analytical skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Excellent communication skills

Proven experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines

Flexibility: able to cope with fast changes within a growing company Preferred Qualifications
Experience in conducting food safety audits

3rd Party auditor with experience in animal welfare or primary animal processing

Ability to make decisions under pressure .

#LI-DD1 Position Information

The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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 Cargillís safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


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