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Global Food Safety & Quality Manager - Hoffman Estates, IL 60179









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The Global Food Safety and Quality Manager oversees and leads the development, implementation, validation and maintenance of the corporate Quality System, Food Safety Standards and Supplier Quality. This includes the development, socialization, distribution, training, auditing and improvement of the corporate quality and food safety policies. This position drives corporate food safety and quality strategy to mitigate food safety risk through implementation of the field level risk based food safety preventive controls programs.


Quality & Food Safety Document management

  • Define, maintain and improve the corporate Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate the document control program
  • Plan the 3rd party audit schedule for global production sites.
  • Plan and Coordinate annual Simulated Recall exercises.
  • Manage a consistent approach globally to manage pre-requisite programs.
  • Develop the food safety training curriculum.

Supplier Quality Management

  • Manage team responsible for global raw material supplier compliance
  • Provide direction to manage and mitigate emerging supply chain quality issues
  • Lead supplier quality and food safety risk assessments

Emerging Food Safety & Quality Regulations and Issues

  • Advise the Quality, Operations and Commercial leadership teams on food safety and food quality trends, issues and changes in regulations within the process and recommend appropriate proactive programs.
  • Share best practices and communicate impending quality and food safety trends.
  • Maintain a working relationship with regulators, industry partners, trade associations to remain current on emerging issues.

Food Safety Plans

  • Ensure a standard approach to Food Safety Plan and risk assessments
  • Provide training to risk assessments as related to the expected Food Safety plans at each plant.
  • Provide leadership in devising solutions for continuous improvement. Implement, and maintain food safety practices following GFSI standards and in compliance with all FSMA provisions
  • Provide direction and guidance to plant Quality Managers and the Operations team in prevention and resolution of critical food safety and food hygiene challenges.
  • Serves as the Qualified Individual for validation and verification of Food Safety strategy and ensuring appropriate support for each site.

Food Defense/Food Fraud

  • Maintain FDA registrations at applicable plants and facilities. Verfiy toller registration is maintained.
  • Develop, maintain, socialize and enforce food defense requirements for new or modified building, equipment and process design.


  • Must be persuasive, willing to take initiative, and possess adaptability and communication skills necessary for success in this position.
  • Self-Motivated.
  • Ability to build good relationships with, Procurement, Operations, Regulatory, Sales.
  • Ability to work through others


  • Bachelor's degree in a science-based area of study (Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry).
  • Certified internal auditor
  • FSPCA PCQI for Human Food certified
  • BRCGS Approved Training Partner
  • FSPCA PCQI for Animal Food certified a plus


  • 5-10 years food industry experience managing people and a minimum of 3 years of supplier quality related experience in the food industry.
  • Working with and knowledge of regulatory requirements in the food industry.
  • Worked with ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • Understanding of Food Safety regulations, laws, and best practices including those from FDA, USDA, and other state/provincial/ local entities


  • Basic knowledge of food microbiology, food safety, and food defense.
  • Knowledge of food science, engineering and manufacturing principles
  • Extensive knowledge of quality and food safety systems related to food hygiene, HACCP, sanitation and cGMPs.
  • Leadership, organization, delegation, decision-making, problem solving, personnel development, cross functional communication; written and oral, negotiation, conflict resolution, budgeting and supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Knowledge about Quality methodology
  • Know and understand aspects of the GFSI schemes and certifications such as BRCGS.
  • Willing to travel (25-50%)

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