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 annually and producing some of the world's leading
brands in six segments that include Chocolate, Drinks, Food, Petcare,
Symbioscience and Wrigley.
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
The food safety lead, SME team, 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 of food
safety systems that drive continuous improvement resulting in high
quality, cost effective products. The incumbent is an integral
member of the Global Quality Center of Excellence Team for Wrigley's
Global Quality Department.
- 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
- 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 worldwide
- 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 effective.
- 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.
- 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 requirements.
- 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.
- Defines, develops, and
implements food safety metrics that drives continuous improvement
in prerequisite program management and effective deployment of
HACCP from farm to consumer.
- 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.
- Mentors and coaches
Global Quality organization to strengthen and enhance their food
safety skill set and impact to Global Quality priorities.
- 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.
- 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 Assurance objectives.
- 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.