Title: Quality & Food Safety Manager - Kansas City, KS 

Job Location:

Kansas City, KS 

Percent Travel:


Hiring Co.:


Specialty Area:


Base Salary:

$ -  

Bonus Potential:

Total Compensation:

Based on Experience 

Stock Options:


Sign-On Bonus:



Other compensation:


Company Description:

We make it our mission at Sara Lee to "Simply delight you...every day." Our brands make up one of the world`s best-loved portfolios of innovative food, beverage, household, and body care products. Our leading, trusted brands include Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo. Collectively, these brands generate nearly $13 billion in annual net sales as they delight millions of consumers every day in approximately 200 countries around the world. The global Sara Lee team consists of 41,000 employees.

Position Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading and ensuring the overall functions of the Quality Assurance Department including, but not limited to: Quality, Regulatory, Food Safety and the Microbiology laboratory. This includes accountability for monitoring and ensuring a high standard of food processing sanitation at the pre-operational and operational stages of production. The incumbent manages, monitors and achieves high standards within the following areas: Quality, SQF/HACCP, SSOP, Labeling, Regulatory, Microbiology and Chemistry ensuring that operations has a consistent understanding of quality programs and actively participates in process improvement designed to achieve quality and company goals. The QA Manager directs the monitoring of sanitation with recorded pre-operational inspections, recorded microbial analysis of equipment, notifications of physical plant deficiencies and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of plant clean up. The incumbent manages the reporting results of all required quality assurance tests. These tests may include slicing temperatures, slicing weights, cook temperatures, product net weights and packaging consistency. This position directs the monitoring of adherence to product specifications and proper processing procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Implementation and continuous improvement of in-plant programs.
* Compilation and review of data for trends and deviations followed by reporting execution (with operations) of corrective and preventative measure.
* Shared ownership with operations management of product and processing issues.
* Manage accountability to the front line, ensuring immediate reaction and resolution to situations.
* Execution of Sara Lee programs as appropriate with feedback on continuous improvement.
* Manage process and program improvement to help meet KCK and Operations goals (i.e. yields, micro standards, etc.).
* Actively participate in new product and new process development and implementation acting on behalf of KCK plant as liaison to corporate R&D.
* Maintain measurement systems, process control programs and auditing processes, as tools to verify that customer expectations are being met.
* Channel customer feedback to appropriate levels on the plant floor.
* Develop and maintain professional relationships with internal customers and with USDA personnel.
* Implement SQF Level 3 certification.
* Manage SQF programs.
* Lead and drive Statistical Process Control throughout the facility.
* Maintain awareness of, and compliance with, all applicable Sara Lee policies.
* Performs special projects as assigned.

* Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Food, Meat Science or related field. Master`s degree a plus
* Prior management of food safety and quality programs.
* HACCP certification required.
* USDA/Meat industry experience required.
* Ability to be resourceful, demonstrate business acumen, creative thinking skills and be able to act as a decision maker.
* Exceptional leadership qualities.
* Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
* Demonstrated results orientation.
* Strong analytical, problem solving, lean thinking and statistical process control skills.
* Demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills.
* Excellent planning and organizational skills.
* SQF Certification preferred.

At Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That`s why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. With the resources of a global corporation and direct responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you`ll always be able to perform your best and be recognized for it. At Sara Lee, the difference is you.

The Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive, flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


Education Required:


Paid Relocation:


Other Remarks:

Clicking on Apply Now will send you to the company`s website to complete your submission.The online application MUST be completed. Remember, you have a greater chance of being reviewed if you indicate that you found this job on CPGjoblist.

Click here to apply for Job # 17928




Main Page

setstats            Copyright (C) All rights reserved under FoodHACCP.com

            If you have any comments, please  send your email to info@foodhaccp.com