Quality & Food Safety Manager - La Crosse, WI



Position Summary:   


This position will lead Food Safety and Quality programs at the Lacrosse WI bakery facility. This includes leading implementation and on-
going program management/oversight of Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification, compliance to Sara Lee corporate Quality Assurance / Food
Safety requirements and other related initiatives.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:   

         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 and to meet all Sara Lee Corporation
requirements related to quality and food safety programs.

         Oversee plant compliance, interactions and relationship 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 Programs.

         Manage finished product evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key customer/consumer Quality attributes.

         Train personnel 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 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 related field.

         4+ years of food processing experience, with at least 2 years in a manufacturing environment under USDA and/or FDA and HACCP.

         2+ 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 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 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 and corrective action/resolution skills

         Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.  SAP experience is a plus.

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 more than $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 44,000 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. 


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer 



Primary Location

 US-WI-La Crosse





Education Level

 Bachelor's Degree (16 years)

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