Quality and Food Safety
Manager (SQF) - Valdese, NC
Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of
consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the
world's best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted
food, beverage, household and body care brands, including Ambi Pur, Ball
Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi,
Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo. Collectively, these
brands generate more than $13 billion in annual net sales covering
approximately 200 countries. The Sara Lee community consists of
44,000 employees worldwide.
This position will be the lead Food Safety and Quality programs at a des
ignated fresh bakery facility. This includes leading
implementation and on-going program management/oversight on Safe Quality
Foods (SQF) Certification and initiatives at a designated manufacturing
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Lead the integration of the
current total quality assurance and food safety process into one
integrated process. This includes HACCP system, regulatory
audits, quality systems review process (QSR), standard operating
procedures (SOP's), product scoring, food safety audits, field
complaints, standardized work instructions.
- Develop and execute SQF Plans
to achieve/maintain SQF Level 3 Certification at the facility and to
meet all Sara Lee Corporation requirements related to quality and food
- Oversee plant compliance and
interactions with SQF Certification Body.
- Assure Facility meets all
requirements related to SQF Trademark use.
- Develop and maintain systems
to assure facility meets all SQF 2000 System requirements including
Commitment, Document Control and Records, Specifications, Attaining
Food Safety, Verification, Product Identification Trace and Recall,
Incident Management, Food Safety Fundamentals - Building and Equipment
Design and Construction, and Food Safety Fundamentals - Pre-requisite
- Train and maintain all
training records on critical food safety and quality
requirements. Document and maintain training registry for all
employees at the facility.
- Maintain all registries as
required by SQF.
- Oversee monitoring,
verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facility meet the facility Food Safety and Quality Plans.
- Provide guidance and
leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential
risk has been identified related to food safety and/or quality
- Reassess SQF plan(s) when
ever there is a change to program, process, procedure, ingredient,
equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
- Bachelor's degree in Food
Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field.
- 6+ years of progressive food
processing experience, with at least 4 years in a management capacity
within a manufacturing environment under HACCP, USDA and/or FDA.
- 3+ years facilitating food
safety/quality related training events.
- Demonstrate leadership in the
areas of food safety and plant regulatory affairs
- HACCP Certification from a
nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training
- Possess a thorough
understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing
- Comprehensive experience with
FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations
- Must have strong
organizational and leadership skills
- Ability to analyze processes
for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with a thorough
understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard
and each step of a production process
- Able to work with cross
functional departments within the organization
- Good problem solving skills
- Strong computer skills with
experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point. SAP
experience is a plus.
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