Quality & Food Safety Manager (SQF)
- Huntington, WV
This position will lead Food Safety and Quality programs at
designated fresh bakery facility(s). 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:
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 safety programs.
- 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,
and for meeting Federal, State, and Local regulations.
Document and maintain training registry for all employees at the
- Oversee monitoring,
verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facility(s) meet Sara Lee Food Safety and Quality
- Provide guidance and
leadership in situations where deviations have occurred or a
potential risk has been identified related to food safety and/or
- Reassess SQF plan(s) when ever there is a change to program, process,
procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology,
- Take appropriate action to
ensure the integrity of the SQF system.
- Responsible for reporting
and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food
quality problems from occurring.
- Responsible for following
and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the
Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the SQF
degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or
other science 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
- 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
- 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 plus.
- A passionate, high energy
leader who is able to motivate the team and influence others to
- Excellent communication
skills. Able to foster solid relationships, build trust and
credibility quickly at all levels within the organization while
achieving key operating objectives.
- A trained designee will be
appointed by plant management to cover for absences or vacancies.
- Travel required
- This position may support
multiple facilities within a geographic region
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 and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe
Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee
and Senseo. Collectively, our brands generate
nearly $9 billion in annual net sales from continuing operations. Sara
Lee has approximately 20,000 employees in its continuing operations
worldwide. Please visit www.saralee.com
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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
An Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action Employer
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