Quality & Food Safety Manager (SQF) Storm Lake, IA

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Storm Lake, IA 

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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.

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. 

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Position Summary:
This position will lead Food safety and Quality programs at a designated manufacturing facility. This includes leading implementation and on-going program management / oversight of Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification, compliance to Sara Lee Corporation Quality Assurance / Food Safety requirements and other related initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
* Share in company goals and standards of performance.
* Work on issue resolution of customer complaints (foreign material or quality).
* Supervise food safety activities within the budget.
* Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the SQF System. Report any issues to appropriate facility management.
* Maintain Standardized Work Program.
* Manage nonexempt positions: SQF Specialist, Microbiologist, HACCP Specialist, QA Supervisor.
* Maintain good communication with all areas including Sales, R&D, Marketing, and Customers.

* Bachelor`s Degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field preferred.
* Minimum five (5)+ years of food processing experience in a USDA / HACCP manufacturing environment.
* HACCP Certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm
* Demonstrate leadership in the areas of food safety, quality assurance & plant regulatory.
* Previous experience with Safe Quality Foods or SQF Expert Practitioner is a plus.
* Comprehensive experience with USDA Rules & Regulations.
* Must have strong organizational, leadership and communication skills.
* Effective verbal & written communication skills with all levels of management.
* 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 & Power Point. SAP experience is a plus.
* Excellent communication skills. Able to foster excellent relationships, trust and credibility quickly at levels within the organization while achieving key operating objectives.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


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