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Food Safety and Quality Specialist - Ankeny, IA

BG Foods


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Position Summary:

Establishes and maintains Food Safety and Quality programs, processes and procedures to ensure products meet food safety regulatory requirements and meet or exceed customer requirements. Provides support to operations in addressing food safety and quality issues as necessary.

Essential Duties:

  • SQF Practitioner – responsible for ensuring alignment and compliance of the sites food safety and quality systems by organizing and auditing the internal, external, regulatory and customer related requirements.
  • Internal and External auditing responsibilities - responsible for conducting internal, cGMP, and HACCP audits. Coordinates customer, third party, Regulatory (i.e. FDA), and compliance audits with support from Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Continuous Improvement and maintenance of Food Safety and Quality Programs - responsible for collaborating with manufacturing departments to improve current programs, implementation of new programs, and Food Safety Culture in the facility. Support site as a PCQI/SME in Food Safety, Quality, and compliance related areas; Kosher, Halal, Organic, Gluten Free
  • Coordinate key Food Safety and Quality programs managed by Quality – Pest Control, Customer Complaints, SPC, RCA, Hold Inventory, etc.
  • Foster team environment and learning – assist in tracking monthly key performance indicators within the quality group and for facility. Share knowledge and assist in learning of department.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all tasks and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for reporting any and all food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action. Assists with any corrective actions.
  • Completes special projects and other duties as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.

Assumes the duties of the Quality Assurance Manager in the manager’s absence.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Food Science or related field.
  • 5 years experience in food plant quality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • SQF Practitioner (obtain within 6-9 months)
  • PCQI (obtain within 6-9 months)
  • Internal Auditor
  • HACCP Training

Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy by being attentive to detail in identification of issues and, the planning and the execution of tasks.
  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law,



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