Food Safety Manager – Chicago, IL
The food safety
team lead manages quality through the development of comprehensive quality
systems, e.g. Risk assessment, Prerequisite Food Safety, Design/Supply
Chain HACCP, Audit Management and advancement of food safety tools and
processes for the Wrigley gum and confectionery segment. This functional
leader works closely with Research and Development, Global Supply Chain and
Factory Management to develop processes and tools that ensure our products'
are safe and wholesome.
The food safety
lead and factory food safety coordinators are focused on the deployment of
systems to ensure our products'' consistently meet consumers
needs, beat our competition, and provide consumer confidence in Wrigley
products. This team also works closely in the deployment systems designed
to leverage consumer safety into actionable continuous improvement
opportunities for our Supply Chain and Innovation teams.
This position is
responsible for the deployment and monitoring performance of food safety
systems that drive continuous improvement resulting in high quality, cost
effective products. The incumbent is an integral member of the Global
Activities Performed by the Incumbent:
Designs and develops food safety processes for risk
assessment that meet globally recognized requirements as defined by Codex Alimentarius, UKAS, FSSC 22000 , etc,
for the design and deployment of robust food safety systems.
Oversees the deployment, measures, maintenance, and
verification of effectiveness, for established Food Safety systems across
the Wrigley Company worldwide. Works with Global Quality Leadership
Team, Mars MSAC team and other staff in Mars and client
organizations to ensure effective transfer of systems and capabilities on a
Drives continuous improvement and standardization of
food safety and systems across the organization (from supplier through to
consumer), and assures that such procedures are appropriately integrated to
result in gold standard products while being timely and cost
Develops and leads audit process to ensure adherence
to key controls
Functions as the technical expert on food safety
systems within Global Quality, including Mars Q&FS Systems, FSSC 22000,
ISO 11000, Codex Alimentarius Food Hygiene, cGMP, cGLP, etc. Develops and
leads audit processes to ensure adherence to key controls.
Leads the improvement of quality systems that ensure
the quality and safety of our products, including Q&FS, WQMS, GMP,
HACCP, allergen, Kosher, and Hallal.
Assesses all types of risk (package, utility,
ingredient and process) and ensures policies and procedures address food
safety improvement opportunities or areas for quality system improvement
that ensure the wholesomeness of our products.
Empowers and educates our manufacturing facilities to
meet Food Safety requirements as defined by Codex Alimentarius
and ISO 22000 as well as ensures compliance to all relevant food safety
Creates and implements Wrigley gum and confectionery
segment food safety policies and procedures in line with Mars global Food
Safety and Quality team learning and direction.
develops, and implements food safety metrics that drives continuous
improvement in prerequisite program management and effective deployment of
HACCP from farm to consumer.
11. Together with
quality team counterparts across the Company, assures that established
systems result in Gold Standard production on a worldwide basis.
Works with Regional and factory Quality Managers and staff to share
findings and solutions and to help resolve problems that may affect more
than one client area.
12. Mentors and
coaches Global Quality organization to strengthen and enhance their food
safety skill set and impact to Global Quality priorities.
13. Mentors and
coaches to foster awareness of product safety issues and promote the
attainment of quality leadership skills; devises and implements methods of
transferring solutions and findings to other groups within the client
organization and to encourage support for and recognition of
initiatives. Implements preventative, proactive (quality engineering
standards) and predictive (integrated food safety systems) projects for
Wrigley products on a worldwide basis.
14. Promotes the
goals of Global Quality across the Wrigley Company to facilitate
company-wide acceptance and support for goals. Interfaces with
management and staff company-wide to ensure the attainment of Quality
15. Researches new
developments of food safety globally and communicates important new
findings to the organization. Helps assure the ongoing education of
client staff in product, package and process food safety risk and
preventive deployment of systems, programs and processes to manage or
mitigate these risks.
Wm. Wrigley Jr.
Company is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product
offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, lollipops, and
chocolate. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and
distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries. Three of
these brands - Juicy Fruit®, Wrigley's Spearmint®, and Altoids®
- have heritages stretching back more than a century. Other well-loved
brands include Orbit®, Extra®, Starburst®, Doublemint®,
Skittles®, Freedent®, Airwaves®, Life Savers®,
Eclipse®, and Winterfresh®. Wrigley is
headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and operates as a subsidiary of Mars,
Incorporated, a private, family-owned company
founded in 1911. Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food
companies, generating global revenues of 30 billion dollars annually
and producing some of the world's leading brands in six segments that
include Chocolate, Drinks, Food, Petcare, Symbioscience and Wrigley.
Technical Bachelor's degree (Food Science, Biology or
Chemistry) required. Masters or PhD preferred.
7 - 10 plus years of professional experience in
quality management and or quality systems discipline.
Expertise in quality systems and requirements,
including HACCP, ISO, GMP, Food Allergens, Factory Hygiene, Equipment
Calibration, Laboratory GMPs and Quality Audit Management.
Understanding of Global regulatory agency operations
and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements in North America, EU,
India, Australia and China.
Strong experience in manufacturing quality management
(food preferred) and product development activities for Consumer Package
Good understanding in gum and confectionary
Strong project management, change management and
organizational alignment capability.
Skilled in aligning and complex problem solving with
all levels of staff.
Strong leadership and strategic planning skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
10. Exemplary Wrigley
Core Values and Leadership Behaviors. Strong people management skills in
creating a participative environment and a high performance team.
11. Forward thinking,
self directed, capable of making independent
actions, and ability to make complex decisions that drive business
12. Proven product
related crisis management skills and considered a food safety expert in the
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are
considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If
you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process
because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is
pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a
result of such a request.
Feb 24, 2011