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Manager, Quality Systems and Food Safety (3982)


Req Id 3982 - Posted 05/25/2012 - UNITED STATES - Illinois - Bedford Park - Quality Safety, Regulatory Affairs - Full Time

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Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) is one of the world's largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch-based materials. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, Corn Products International is a leading supplier of starches, sweeteners and other ingredients. We are the world's largest producer of dextrose and a leading regional manufacturer of starches, syrups and glucose. To review our long history of success, please visit us at

Job Title:

Manager, Quality Systems and Food Safety

Position Location:

Argo Plant – Bedford Park, IL

Business Unit:

North America Sweetener and Industrial Solutions

Primary Function

To manage the quality assurance, food safety, GMP, and pest control functions at the Argo Pant to ensure products and critical manufacturing supplies meet all applicable government, customer, and company expectations for quality and safety.

Reports To:

Manager, Quality


5 Direct Reports and 2 Indirect Report

Key Deliverables

Critical Deliverables


·         Direct the planning and implementation of Quality Management System programs and procedures to ensure Argo’s processes and products comply with government regulation, meet customer requirements and company expectations, and achieve business goals.

·         Manage internal audits, customer and third party audits, and conduct audits of external facilities to ensure compliance with company, customer and regulatory expectations.

·         Provide leadership, consultation and direction to all departments on issues related to product quality and safety, consult with divisional and corporate Quality Assurance on programs and policies that impact Argo operations to ensure customer concerns and technical issues related to quality and food safety are addressed and corporate quality requirements are met.

·         Ensure customer concerns are addressed in a timely manner. Ensure all non conformances are documented and addressed effectively and timely.

·         Ensures team is embedded in the Argo Safety Culture to meet regulatory and corporate policies.

·         Support operations of the plant Quality Controls Systems to ensure timely and proper release of raw materials, packaging materials and products.

Agility and Innovation

·         Work with operational units to rectify any deficiencies identified in quality systems.


and People

·         Provide leadership, coach and mentor direct reports to build their skills and decision making abilities to achieve business goals.

·         Direct the evaluation, development, and training of department personnel to maintain a safe, competent and motivated workforce.

Knowledge, Skills,

and Requirements:

· Bachelor of Science Degree (i.e. Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.) or significant experience in quality assurance/control, operations, analytical or other technical functional area.


·         Preferably 7-10 years of experience working in the area of quality control/quality assurance within a manufacturing environment, in Corn Wet Milling.

·         Significant experience and knowledge of ISO, GMP, food ingredient quality control systems, food safety and security.

Desired behavior,

personal attributes,

(Success Drivers

And Competencies):

·         Demonstrated ability to lead change in a large Quality Assurance organization.

·         Demonstrated experience and knowledge of motivating, training, developing and managing people.

·         Demonstrated ability to challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks and work activities.

·         Ability to identify and implement creative, innovative solutions.

·         Proven ability to lead and facilitate in a team environment and build consensus in a positive manner with customers and team members.

·         Strong planning, organizing, and time management skills.

· Proficiency in setting priorities and executing multiple assignments in a timely and efficient manner.

Relocation Available:


Corn Products International, Inc. is proud to provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) with a generous company match, a pension plan and long term career growth potential.

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