Each and every day, Sara Lee
(NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the
world. The company has one of the world's best-loved and leading
portfolios with its innovative and trusted food, beverage, household and
body care brands, including Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe
Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean,
Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo. Collectively, these brands
generate more than $13 billion in annual net sales covering approximately
200 countries. The Sara Lee community consists of 44,000 employees
This position will lead Food
Safety and Quality programs at the Roseville,
MN & Fergus Falls, MN
fresh bakery facility's. This includes leading
implementation and on-going program management/oversight of Safe Quality
Foods (SQF) Certification, compliance to Sara Lee corporate Quality
Assurance / Food Safety requirements and other related initiatives.
Essential Duties &
- Lead integration of
the current quality assurance and food safety processes into one
integrated process. This includes HACCP system, regulatory
audits, quality systems review process (QSR), standard operating
procedures (SOP’s), incoming ingredient
inspections, product scoring, food safety audits, field complaints,
standardized work instructions.
- Develop and execute
SQF plans to achieve/maintain SQF Level 3 Certification at the
facility(s) and to meet all Sara Lee Corporation requirements related
to quality and food safety programs.
- Oversee plant(s)
compliance and interactions with SQF Certification Body.
- Assure facility(s)
meets all requirements related to SQF Trademark use.
- Develop and
maintain systems to assure compliance to all SQF 2000 System
requirements including Commitment, Document Control and Records,
Specifications, Attaining Food Safety, Verification, Product
Identification Trace and Recall, Incident Management, Food Safety
Fundamentals — Building and Equipment Design and Construction, and
Food Safety Fundamentals — Pre-requisite Programs.
- Maintain all
registries as required by SQF.
- Manage finished
product evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements
in key customer/consumer Quality attributes.
- Train and maintain
all training records for critical food safety and quality
requirements. Document and maintain training registry for all
employees at the manufacturing site(s).
- Oversee monitoring,
verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facility(s) meet Sara Lee Food Safety and Quality
- Provide guidance
and leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or a
potential risk has been identified related to food safety and/or
- Reassess SQF plan(s)
when ever there is a change to program, process, procedure,
ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree
in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other
science related field.
- 6+ years of
progressive food processing experience, with at least 4 years in a
management capacity within a manufacturing environment under HACCP,
USDA and/or FDA.
- 3+ years
facilitating food safety/quality related training events.
leadership in the areas of food safety, plant regulatory and Quality
- Previous experience
with Safe Quality Foods or SQF Expert Practitioner is a plus.
- HACCP Certification
from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP
- Possess a thorough
understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing facilities
experience with FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations
- Must have strong
organizational, leadership and communication skills
- Ability to analyze
processes for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with a
thorough understanding of the science and support behind each type of
hazard and each step within a production process
- Able to work with
cross functional departments within the organization
- Good problem
solving and corrective action/resolution skills
- Strong computer
skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.
SAP experience is a plus.
- Travel required -
this position may support multiple facilities within a geographic
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