Quality Manager - Food Safety – Waterbury, VT
- Green Mountain Coffee
Manager – Food Safety will manage the compliance with standards in policy,
process, and specifications for assurance of all food safety regulatory
standards (including FDA, USDA, State and Local), as well as the food
safety requirements of specific customer relationships. This role is
responsible for the parts of our Quality Management System that ensures
continuous improvement to satisfy Food Safety requirements utilizing GFSI
guidelines, and supports our leadership in the specialty beverage industry.
Shall manage the Food Safety resources (Multi-Site SQF Practitioner and
the manufacturing sites and provide leadership for the development,
implementation, verification and validation and continual improvement of
our Food Safety systems, HACCP Programs and Food Defense Plans utilizing
the guidelines of GFSI and SQF Certification and the FDA.
Act as the
subject-matter resource for the relationship with the FDA and other
colleagues in Quality Systems, and Materials & Suppliers Quality
functions to continually improve our capacity and capability to ensure
product meets specifications, process control yields, scrap reduction and
commercialization efficiency without compromising food safety.
With the sites’
SQF Practitioners, develop and manage the necessary knowledge, proficiency
and best-practice adherence to standards to support SQF compliance.
Host 2nd party and 3rd party food safety audits, in collaboration
with Plant QA staff.
performance of the Plant Quality Assurance teams toward adherence to Food
Safety standards, compliance with requirements, and support continual
resources to the Multi-Site Internal Quality Audit Teams as well as conduct
food safety audits of manufacturing sites. Report to Management on
status and progress of Plant compliance to standards.
Take a lead role
in the Stock Recovery and Recall processes, including Traceability and any
Food Registry events.
collaborate with the Quality Systems specialists assigned to the product
category teams to ensure strong bilateral communication and consideration
of food safety standards in portfolio management and innovation.
education and training of personnel on Food Safety Management System
practices and standards.
the Customer Complaint system by providing subject matter expertise to
issue resolution for claims of a food safety nature.
train, motivate and evaluate staff. Ensure highest levels of
performance are met. Provides leadership to the Food Safety Teams and
communicate across the organization with all executive levels and
operational management to ensure the quality organization is meeting the
goals and objectives of the SCBU.
BA, BS in a
Minimum of 7
years of a progression of quality management responsibilities and
leadership in a complex multi-site food manufacturing environment.
strong abilities in the areas of: Corporate Social Responsibility,
Quality Management Systems and applications (ISO 9001, Lean, Six Sigma,
GFSI, etc.), food regulatory and microbiology.
Project Management experience as Project Leader and cross-functional team
skill to persuade/influence directly and indirectly-both internally and
externally to the function.
analytical and problem solving training & skills
interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills.
facilitation and communication skills.
PeopleSoft or similar ERP systems
Ability to uphold
Safety standards, participate in Continuous Process
Improvement on the job, and follow our Manufacturing best practices.
Ability to get
along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
Ability to follow
GMCR policies and procedures as well as our Operating principles.
coordination, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the department/team
and creating a positive climate where people want to do their best.
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's
Principles, policies and applicable laws.
communication, interviewing and hiring, training employees; planning,
assigning and directing work, leveraging team and individual strengths,
managing performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints
and solving problems to ensure high performance results.
sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer
work required (67% - 100% of the workday).