Quality and Food Safety Auditor Ė Aurora, IL
∑ On-site audits of raw material suppliers, packaging suppliers, and third party distributers to ensure the compliance with corporate standards, procedures, and policies.
∑ Provide technical assistance and act as liaison to our suppliers regarding QA, Food Safety, and Sanitation programs. Effectively communicate Optimumís expectations to suppliers.
∑ Monitor and ensure that audit program meets requirements as defined by the supplier quality system. Follow-up on noncompliance findings from audits with suppliers.
∑ Summarize audit results appropriately for each group: Supplier Quality Team; QA management; QA supplier and receiving groups; purchasing department; and innovation department.
∑ Assist with Optimum internal audit programs, including systems audits and GMP audits.
∑ Manage special projects to improve Optimum QA systems as assigned.
∑ Assist with completion of other QA requirements as assigned, including but not limited to: Developing QA SOPs and /or programs; ensuring conformance to regulatory requirements and best practices of QA or other departmentís SOPs; and training of QC technicians or other appropriate individuals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
∑ Advanced knowledge of GMP/HACCP/FDA CGMPís regulations.
o Must be willing to travel. Average travel up to 30% of the time, but may exceed 50% during some months.
o Familiar and competent with the audit process.
o Must possess an in-depth understanding of food safety concerns and how they can be controlled by GMPs, HACCP, pre-requisite programs, and other quality control and quality assurance functions. This includes biological, physical, and chemical contaminants and hazards.
o Strong analytical ability.
o Attention to detail.
o Proficiency with computers, including MS Office programs, and ability to learn other programs as required, including SAP.
∑ Bachelorís Degree in Food Science or science related field.
∑ At least 3 years experience in food manufacturing environment in quality or food safety role. Preferably in a role with significant responsibility.
∑ At least 3 years supervisory experience preferred.
∑ Appropriate recent third party training and certification in HACCP, GMPs, SQF / GFSI / ISO, FDA food and/or supplement regulations. EU regulations, and/or auditing is preferred.
Aurora, Illinois, United States
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