and Food Safety (SQF) - Memphis, TN
Manager, Quality and
Sara Lee is currently relocating qualified Food Safety Managers to Newbern,
- Lead integration of the current
quality assurance and food safety processes into one integrated process.
This includes HACCP system, regulatory audits, quality systems review
process (QSR), standard operating procedures (SOP’s), incoming
ingredient inspections, 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(s) and to
meet all Sara Lee Corporation requirements related to quality and food
- Oversee plant(s) compliance and
interactions with SQF Certification Body.
- Assure facility(s) meets all
requirements related to SQF Trademark use.
- Develop and maintain systems to
assure compliance to 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 Programs.
- Maintain all registries as
required by SQF.
- Manage finished product
evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key
customer/consumer Quality attributes.
- Train and maintain all training
records for critical food safety and quality requirements. Document and
maintain training registry for all employees at the manufacturing
- Oversee monitoring,
verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facility(s) meet Sara Lee Food Safety and Quality standards.
- Provide guidance and leadership
in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential risk has
been identified related to food safety and/or quality attributes.
- 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 other science related
- 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, plant regulatory and Quality Assurance.
- Previous experience with Safe
Quality Foods or SQF Expert Practitioner is a plus.
- HACCP Certification from a
nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm
- Possess a thorough
understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing facilities
- Comprehensive experience with
FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations
- Must have strong
organizational, leadership and communication 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 within a production process
- 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, Access, Power Point. SAP experience is a
Personal Skills & Attributes:
• A passionate, high energy leader who is able to motivate the team and
influence others to achieve results.
• Excellent communication skills. Able to foster solid relationships, build
trust and credibility quickly at all levels within the organization while
achieving key operating objectives.
- Travel required
- This position may support
multiple facilities within a geographic region