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Lead Auditor, Food Safety (GMP+, FAMI-QS)









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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.


Job Description

SGS helps to improve food safety, enhance quality, support sustainable development, improve margins and protect brands. SGS auditors have the industry and business expertise to perform food audits against chosen criteria and code of practice.

As the Lead Food Safety Auditor, you will act as a Lead Auditor in more than one standard (FAMI-QS, GMP+) and conduct integrated audits where required as per global procedures, local procedures, guidance and instructing of Food Product Manager/Technical Manager.

  • Perform audits against numerous international standards such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP+), FAMI-QS while delivering on time arrival of audit report.
  • Conduct public presentations, training and seminars on specific standards where required.
  • Assist in the training of other auditors during planned audits or during other training functions.
  • Report any customer complaints, problems and or system deficiencies to the Food Certification management / Technical Manager and Business Manager.
  • To participate actively in witness audits.
  • Conduct Sales/Marketing presentations of food services and technical advice to those marketing and sale function where required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Bio Science is required.
  • 5+ years work experience and qualified as GMP+ and/or FAMI-QS lead auditor (especially High-Risk products).
  • At least 5 years work experience of proven management function in food industry.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in quality assurance function or food safety management system coordination.
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time, possible weekend travel.
  • Position may be located anywhere in the U.S.


  • Experience in delivering training is preferable.

In the course of employment, you will be required to travel to and/or work at a client site. The company requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel commercially and many clients require visitors performing work at their locations to be vaccinated. Therefore, this role requires a candidate who is fully vaccinated or will be prior to an anticipated start date. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccination.

The company will provide a reasonable accommodation upon request after an offer is extended.

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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