Sr Auditor: Food Scientist/ Food Engineer Job - Plano, TX

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Date: Jan 4, 2010

Location: Plano, TX, US

This position will develop and approve by audit, ingredient suppliers for a leading, global food manufacturing company. The type of ingredients may span from raw agriculture crops to technically processed and packaged ingredients. This position will approve suppliers based on industry, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay food safety and quality standards. Suppliers• approvals will require project management due to developmental needs with suppliers. This role primarily will interact with Product Development, Purchasing and Frito-Lay ingredient suppliers, domestically and internationally.

Key responsibilities will be auditing, maintaining accuracy in Frito-Lay's Ingredient data bases, working with developers to create advantaged specifications in a timely and accurately verified manner. This position will leverage Frito-Lay's internal consumer and manufacturing feedback systems to build on supplier performance, and to develop and maintain supplier relationships.
Other activities may include developing suppliers in disciplines of, GMP's, audit systems, HACCP and sanitation standards, analytical testing, methods collaboration, statistical process control and trouble-shooting to ensure quality performance and food safety. This position will also oversee maintaining and improving GLP's within the Analytical Lab and participate in other activities including: assi
sting with development of HACCP plans; employee education; troubleshooting; technical consultation; and vendor and laboratory auditing.

Some weekend work and travel will be required.
Lifting should not exceed 50 pounds.
-Audit suppliers for approval
-Provide development leadership with suppliers to ensure food safety and quality performance from Frito-Lay's ingredient portfolio
-Maintain timely and accurate documentation with clients and in data bases
-Provide technical assistance on various company projects
-Build capabilities and relationships with ingredient suppliers

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
BS in Food Science or related field.
Expertise in GMP's, HACCP, regulations and standards for food manufacturing plants; solid working knowledge in statistical process control, and physicochemical analysis for food attribute and professional organizational methodologies, Quality Assurance or Product Development experience, and knowledge of GLP's.
Basic computer and statistical skills
Excellent communication skills
Knowledgeable in laboratory safety

Preferred Qualifications:
7+ years experience of applied food science and auditing in the food industry. Experience at the corporate level, with Quality Assurance; supplier and employee technical development; bilingual (Spanish)

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
Job Segments: Audit, Engineer, Engineering

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